Tamale Masa with Oil


Corn flour or masa harina Baking powder Salt Vegetable broth or water Olive oil

Add the dry ingredients


Add the dry ingredients to the mixer, a bowl for a hand mixer, or you can also do this by hand.

Pouring water


Then slowly start adding the water, add it little by litte. Alternatively, you can use vegetable broth. If you are not making vegan tamales, you can also use chicken broth.

Add oil


The masa  will have a strong, very distinct olive oil flavor. You can also use  canola oil or grapeseed oil. Some people have used coconut oil.

Look out for creamy texture


Do you see how creamy the texture is? If your masa is not as creamy, add more water. It’s also very yellow in hue because of the olive oil.

Ready to use 


This tamale masa recipe with oil spreads very evenly. Now that you’ve got your masa, gather your already soaked corn husks, fill them up with your favorite filling, steam for the regular time (1 ½ to 2 hours), and enjoy.

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