What is a Tamale ?




Tamal (from the nahuatl Tamalli which means wrapped) is a generic name given to various American (continent) dishes of indigenous origin generally prepared with cooked masa de maiz wrapped in either corn, platano, bijao, avocado, maguey leafs or even foil paper. They could have a filling which generally contains meat, vegetables, chilli, fruits, sauce, etc. Moreover they can be sweet or salty
The next post is about the origins of the Tamal 🙂