Note Tamale masa harina is available from Tierra Latinas en Australia.
Corn is a huge part of Peruvian cuisine, including the unusual purple variety we don't see in Australia. Used in tortillas, desserts and drinks, its colour adds a dramatic effect to many dishes. For tamales made with fresh corn, unlike those made with dried corn in Mexico, the corn used has large starchy kernels. Our sweetcorn here is less starchy, so we've added a little tamale masa harina, a corn flour mix, to help with the consistency. Fans of creamed corn, as we are, will love the flavour.