Cachapas. Venezuelan Cuisine!

My relationship with cachapas is very strange. I feel like eating them ,all over sudden ,and eat everyday for a week, then don’t eat them for a few months.

The taste of cachapas just different to any other food you have tried. I only use fresh corn , I tried using frozen, but didn’t like it.

The dish is very easy and very quick, you just have to have the ingredients.


Fresh corn-3 pieces, kernels removed.

Masa Harina-3 tablespoons

Mozzarella- 100g finely grated

Salt, pepper



Blend corn kernels in a food processor or whatever you have, and masa harina, salt, pepper, blend again.

Heat butter in a pan put a large spoon of mixture on a pan and with a help if a spatula press it gently and form a patty around 13 cm in diameter.

Cook for 1-1.5 and turn , immediately as soon as you turn put a layer of mozzarella.

Wait for 30 seconds then fold a cachapa in half and set aside. Even though cachapas are best to be eaten warm, cold are also tasty.

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  1. merchantspiceco March 29, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Thank you for the introduction to a Venezuelan dish! It sounds quite tasty.

    1. Alina March 29, 2016 at 3:31 am

      You are most welcome!

  2. Annamia-at-50 March 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    This looks like a fun recipe to try for our annual “putting up corn” party. Several people join us to pick, shuck, clean, blanch, and freeze corn. Then we have a fun bbq and eat fresh corn with lots of side dishes.

  3. lynne hoareau March 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Alina, I am really excited to try this, it looks so delicious 🙂

    1. Alina March 10, 2016 at 4:44 am

      Great Lynne, let me know, when you try it.😀

  4. Javy Dreamer March 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Recipe Dreams.

  5. Lina March 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Looks delicious

  6. Tania March 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Sounds lovely, I had to google Masa Harina though!

    1. Alina March 9, 2016 at 11:22 am

      It’s a corn flour, but there are few of them, it’s quite easy to get, I have a picture of a packet in the recipe.:)

      1. Tania March 9, 2016 at 11:39 am

        I saw the picture, don’t think I’ve seen it for sale in the UK but then I’m also in quite a rural area so we don’t have lot of things.

      2. Alina March 9, 2016 at 11:43 am

        I go to a specialized stores here in Perth, but you can buy it online, it’s quite cheap and lasts for a very long time.

      3. Tania March 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

        I’ll have a look for it soon then, thank you.

      4. Alina March 9, 2016 at 11:51 am

        You are most welcome.:)

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