Definition of masa in English:


Syllabification: ma·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈmasə, ˈmäsə


  • (In Latin American cuisine) dough made from corn flour and used to make tortillas, tamales, etc..
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    • Best of all is a simple tamale, dense masa dough sheltering lightly seasoned roast pork and wrapped in a corn husk, with a side of another heady mole sauce - this time, brown, made with anchos and chocolate.
    • For the sopes, in a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, corn masa, and water and knead to combine.
    • The study found that there was a dwindling reliance on small-scale local shops, excessive costs for making and selling tortillas in stores, dwindling demand for fresh masa dough and a maturing market headed toward overcapacity.



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