Boil the 3 cups of water in a saucepan.
In a bowl, make a paste using part of the cornmeal and all the cold water.
Add the paste to the boiling water
Stir with a spoon until the mixture has a thick porridge like texture.
Cover the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes
Turn heat to the lowest setting, remove the lid and gradually add the rest of the cornmeal, stirring constantly.
Continue until the mixture thickens to the desired consistency.
Cover and cook on lowest heat for another 5 minutes.
Stir before serving and shape as desired.