Pamonha

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Pamonha
Pamonhas.jpg
Place of origin
Brazil
Region or state
Goias
Serving temperature
Warm
Main ingredients
Ground sweet corn, milk.
Cookbook:Pamonha  Pamonha

Pamonha (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈmõȷ̃ɐ]) is a traditional Brazilian food. It is a paste made from sweet corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks, turned into a dumpling. Variations may include coconut milk. Pamonha can be savoury or sweet. If savoury, they can be filled with cheese, sausage, minced meat, minced chicken, pepper, or served plain. If sweet, ground coconut pulp is a common addition when there is one, but the overwhelming majority is served plain.

It is associated with Festa Junina winter celebrations (these that themselves descend from the European Midsummer).

The name pamonha comes from Old Tupi language pa'muña meaning "sticky".

Other meanings[edit]

In Portuguese, the word 'pamonha' is also used as a pejorative meaning "lazy" or "foolish".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Significado de Pamonha, dicionário de português" [Meaning of Pamonha, Portuguese dictionary]. Dicionário do Aurélio Online - Dicionário da Lingua Portuguesa (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  • Pamonha in the Portuguese Wikipedia
  • "O sabor junino". Jornal Revelação On-line (in Portuguese). Curso de Comunicação Social/Universidade de Uberaba.