|Place of origin||Brazil|
|Region or state||Nordeste, Goiás, Minas Gerais|
|Main ingredients||Ground sweet corn, sugar.|
|Similar dishes||Tamales, humitas|
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Pamonha (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈmoɲɐ]) is a traditional Brazilian food. It is a paste made from sweet corn, boiled wrapped in corn husks. Variations may include coconut milk. Pamonha can be savoury or sweet. If savoury, they can be filled with cheese, sausage, minced meat, minced chicken or peppers. If sweet, ground coconut pulp is a common addition when there is one, but the overwhelming majority is served plain.
The name pamonha comes from Old Tupi language pa'muña meaning "sticky".
In Brazilian slang, the word 'pamonha' is also used as a pejorative meaning "lazy" or "foolish".
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- "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.