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  1. for Tamale dough

  2. 2 cups masa harina

  3. 2/3 cup lard

  4. 1 cup sour cream

  5. 1 can of beef broth

  6. 1 tsp baking powder

  7. 1 (8 oz) package dried corn husks

  8. 1/2 tsp salt

  9. Ingredients for Tamale filling

  10. 1 1/4 lb pork loin

  11. 4 dried California chili pods

  12. 1 clove garlic

  13. 1 large onion, halved

  14. 2 cups water

  15. 1 1/2 tsp salt

  16. Place pork along with garlic and onion in a skillet and add water to it. Bring it to boil. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 2 hours, until the meat is cooked well.

  17. 2 cups of water and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool down. Blend chili and water in a blender, until a smooth paste is formed. Then, strain this mixture and add salt. Shred the cooked pork and add to it one cup of chili sauce.

  18. In a large bowl, mix a tablespoon of beef broth with the lard, until it becomes fluffy. Mix together masa harina, salt and baking powder and add the lard mixture to it. Add more broth if required, to make a spongy dough.

  19. 1/4 to 1/2 inches. Add

  20. 1 tablespoon of meat filling at the center. Fold the sides of husks towards the center and tie with a string. Place tamales into the steamer and allow them to cook for about 1 hour.

  21. Remove tamales from the husks and sprinkle the remaining chili sauce over them. Then add sour cream on the top.

  22. Sweet Tamale

  23. 3 cups masa harina mix

  24. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  25. 1 cup lard

  26. 1 1/2 cups warm water

  27. 1 teaspoon salt

  28. 2/3 cup chopped pecans

  29. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  30. 2/3 cup raisins

  31. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  32. 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  33. Dried corn husks

  34. Preparation

  35. To make a tamale dough, first beat lard and salt, until it becomes fluffy. Then combine masa mix with water to make it fluffy and light. Then add baking powder, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon to the masa mix and blend it well.

  36. 2 tablespoons of dough at the center of husks and add

  37. 1 teaspoon of raisins and pecans at the center of the dough. Then fold and tie the husks and steam in a steamer for about an hour.

  38. Making tamales is quite a time-consuming process and may require a whole day. But once you have done it and tasted it, I am sure, you won't take it as a wastage of time. Its mouth-watering taste will get you appreciation from your family members and friends who would wish you prepare this dish again and again.

  39. By Reshma Jirage

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