Publisher Profile

Filipino Tamales

This is a Filipino version of tamales. Well known in Cavite and also in Pampangga.

3 cups rice
5 cups coconut cream (thin & thick together)
2 tbsp atchuete seeds
2 cups white sugar
3 tsp powdered pepper
4 tbsp peanut butter

1 cup flaked chicken meat (cooked)
2 hard boiled eggs
1 cup cooked pork (sliced into strips) or 3-4 Vienna Sausage (thin-round slices)

How to cook Filipino Tamales:

  • Toast rice until brown. Grind finely. Add salt and pepper. Set aside. Add achuete coloring to coconut cream. Boil in medium heat stirring constantly. Add powdered rice, stir until well blended and thick.
  • Separate 1/4 of cooked mixture and add to this the peanut butter. This mixture is for topping. For each tamales, put in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked mixture on two pieces of wilted banana leaves; top with 1 tablespoon peanut-butter mixture, 1-2 slices of hard-boiled egg, flaked chicken meat and strips of pork or sausage.
  • Wrap to form a square and tie with a string. In a deep pan, put water enough to cover tamales. When water boils, put in tamales. Cover. Cook for 1 hour. Drain.

Filipino Tamales

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Posted by Manny

7 Responses to “Filipino Tamales”

  1. eme says:

    what’s the use of 2 cups of white sugar?

  2. Catherine B. Delizo says:

    I thank you so much for sharing your recipe with me. I really love our Filipino Tamales. When I was young in Pampanga my late grandpa used to buy me Tamale that he called “Botu-botu” for my breakfast. I really like the thicker Tamale. Until now, they are my favorites. I can eat 3 at the same time. However, I always eat only a maximum of two. I always say, “JOhn na pa!”

    Thanks a lot!

  3. Josie says:

    thanks for publishing this recipe, but am I missing some ingredients? The recipe called for salt and powdered rice, but they are not mentioned in the ingredients. So, much much salt and powdered rice do I need?

  4. Josie says:

    ooppss, i meant to ask: what’s the measurement of the salt and powdered rice?
    thanks again,

  5. lito says:

    the powdered rice is the 3 cups rice which is toasted and grounded. The salt depends on your taste.

  6. Jun says:

    Kapampangan tamales don’t have sugar. Kapampangan tamales are not sweet.

  7. Leny eugenio says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipie of tamales,but is it okay to use rice flour instead of regular rice?

Leave a Reply

Anti-Spam Quiz: