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Easy El Salvador Pupusa Recipe To Try Out

By Chinelo Eze
29 September 2022   |   1:16 pm
When it comes to food, you do not necessarily have to be from the location of where these foods are from and that is why exploring foods is great fun. This brings us to trying out a basic pupusa recipe known to the people of El Salvador.This dish can be gotten from locals too. El…

El Salvador pupusa

When it comes to food, you do not necessarily have to be from the location of where these foods are from and that is why exploring foods is great fun.

This brings us to trying out a basic pupusa recipe known to the people of El Salvador.This dish can be gotten from locals too.

El Salvador’s national cuisine, pupusa, is a type of maize pancake with a bean, cheese, or meat filling. They resemble flatbreads or pancakes and are made from corn flour (masa). They can be filled with a wide range of savoury ingredients, including cheese, beans, beef, pork, or vegetables. They frequently accompany curtido and salsa roja;a Salvadorian red sauce.

Ingredients
Masa Harina Corn Flour: This type of corn flour is significantly finer than corn meal and will produce the ideal texture.

Water that is warm should be added gradually until the dough resembles play dough and is not sticky.

Taste for salt!

Refried beans are a traditional filler component that offers a sweet and earthy flavour.

Mild cheeses, like mozzarella, are the ideal substitute for the classic quesillo cheese.

Method
To make the dough, combine the masa harina (corn flour), salt, and warm water in a sizable bowl. Stir the mixture with your hands until it resembles soft play dough. If you’d like, you can add butter and chicken bouillon for taste.

To form the pupusas into balls, scoop out bits of dough that are about the size of golf balls. Mix a tiny bit of water and oil in a bowl and dip your hands in it as needed while you work to prevent the masa from sticking to your hands while you make the pupusas.

Add the Filling: Form the dough into a disc with a diameter of about 4 inches by pressing it between the palms of your hands. A tablespoon of beans should be placed in the centre of the masa disc, followed by some cheese.

Bring the dough’s edges up and gently wrap them around the filling. Pinch the dough to make a ball, then gently pat or slap the ball between your palms to reshape it into a disc.

Cook the pupusas for 2-4 minutes until golden on each side on a hot griddle or skillet. Curtido and Salsa Roja should be added before serving.