Papadzules Mexican gastronomy dish

We bring you the recipe for another Mexican snack called papadzul. The name comes from the Mayan language and means food of lords. The bright colors of their sauces are overshadowed by their delicious taste. Have we whetted your appetite? then read on and find out how to prepare them at home.

Papadzules, the recipe

Para aquellos que tienen próximo un evento en el que quieran sorprender a sus invitados y están confeccionando la lista de platillos que quieren elaborar, les damos una idea fácil pero muy rica que podrán llevar a cabo sin problemas.

We are referring to papadzules, the perfect appetizer or starter that everyone likes. Originally from Quintana Roo or Yucatan, it is a dish with pre-Hispanic origins. This one will take you only half an hour to prepare and you will only need a few varied ingredients that we are going to name. These are very easy to find as well as being very economical, so this recipe is perfect for repeating more than once a week.

Papadzules: what ingredients you need

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Epazote
  • Tomatoes
  • Habanero chili
  • Cebolla roja
  • Boiled eggs
  • Corn tortillas
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • WaterOil

Yucatecan Papadzules

Many know them as papadzules yucatecos, since they are the original ones. After gathering all your ingredients, you will start making the pumpkin sauce after crushing the pumpkin seeds. When you have it, put it to cook with a little oil the mixture obtained together with the epazote and the different spices (salt and pepper).

To obtain a liquid but creamy sauce, you will have to add water little by little, until you get the ideal texture and then you will have to remove it from the heat so that it does not lose its properties. With this sauce you will later dip the papadzules.

We continue with the next reddish or orange sauce: boil the tomatoes with the onion and the habanero chile until they have a more consistent consistency or, if you prefer, you can also grind them.

Chop the cooked eggs to fill your corn tortillas, do not fill them too much so they do not come out of the inside. When you have them well rolled, bathe them first with the pumpkin sauce and then with the hot sauce. You can reserve some chopped onion and egg to decorate the top of your dish.

Mexican restaurants in Cancun

If you are on vacation at one of the Oasis hotels in Cancun, you will have the opportunity to try Mexican restaurants with great ratings from the most demanding critics. We recommend making reservations at Careyes Restaurant, an authentic gourmet experience.

It serves the best dishes from Mexican cuisine but elevated to the next level, as each elaboration is nourished by fine French gastronomy. It has received numerous awards such as the World Luxury Restaurant Awards in 2018 or Tripadvisor’s trevellers Choice in 2019.

About the Author
Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.

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