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Chicha Morada: a favorite Peruvian Drink
September 25, 2009, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Cooking, Life, Peru

In Lima and other large coastal cities, chicha morada is prepared from purple corn (maiz morado). It is usually sweet and unfermented, and is consumed cold like a soft drink. It is even industrially prepared and sold in bottles, cans and even in sachets as an artificially-flavored powder drink.

The word “Chicha” also means an informal, popular, cheap and transient arrangement, creating the “Cultura Chicha” (“Chicha Culture”), a mix of concepts made by the immigration for people outside of Lima to Lima. For example, “Diario Chicha” (“Chicha Newspaper”) refers to Peruvian yellow press and “Musica Chicha” (“Chicha Music”) refers to Peruvian Cumbia.

I got a beautiful, big glass vase for my birthday and we decided to fill it with some ice cold chicha on a hot day. I even found an authentic Peruvian to make it, here’s how it all went down:

Chicha come in these packets, just add water & citrus. The logo looks kinda like a young Aunt Jemima huh?

Chicha comes in these packets, just add water & citrus. The logo looks kinda like a young Aunt Jemima huh?

add water, ice and stir

the authentic Peruvian adds the chicha morada powder, water & ice then stirs it all together

usually you add lime but we didn't have any so we used oranges

usually you add lime but we didn't have any so we used oranges

a closeup of that Peruvian goodness

a closeup of that Peruvian goodness

the final product.... deeelicious!

the final product.... deeelicious!

So apparently in Peru, no one makes this much in their home. Only restaurants have a jug of chicha this big. We drink it all though in about 4 days or so.

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PERU CHICHA!… everydayyyyyy!!!!

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yummy!

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