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Chochoyote, chochoyota, chochoyo or chochoyón is a small ball made of corn dough (the same paste used for corn tortillas) and is used in many dishes of Mexican cuisine. These balls have a characteristic crater in the center, which is made with the finger for a better dough baking and are placed in the pot when the broth is boiling. They are a national delicacy and are popular in dishes such as Mole Amarillo from Oaxaca.


  • Muñoz Zurita, Ricardo. Small Larousee of Mexican Cuisine. (2013). ISBN 9786072107373

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