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Toasted Flour Mix Recipe

Toasted flour mix is a quick and hearty dish, perfect for breakfast or dinner, passed down through generations.

How to make Toasted Flour Mix?

It’s a fairly simple yet versatile preparation. It involves sautéing vegetables mixed with hot water and toasted flour to form a thick, coffee-colored mixture, similar to a puree, which is delicious and very nutritious.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person

Toasted Flour Mix recipe


  • 400 ml of hot water
  • 200 g of toasted flour
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¼ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • Oil or beef fat
  • Merkén (Chilean spice)
  • Salt


  1. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil or beef fat, heat over high heat and add the finely chopped onion, a bit of salt, garlic, and bell pepper. Sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the hot water (previously boiled) and stir gently to integrate aromas and flavors.
  3. Gradually add the toasted flour and stir constantly until you get a homogeneous and lump-free mixture.
  4. Continue stirring for another 1 or 2 minutes until everything is well cooked and acquires a thick consistency, adjusting with water or toasted flour as necessary.
  5. Serve the toasted flour hot or cold, alone or as a side, optionally sprinkle a bit of merkén, chopped parsley, or oregano, and accompany with mate or apple chicha.

Variations of Toasted Flour

This dish is popular in many regions of Chile, although with some differences.

  • In the Biobío region, it is a liquid, hot drink, and Ñaco is a thick preparation that can be sweet or savory.
  • In the Araucanía region, there is a similar preparation called ulpo salado, which also contains pork cracklings.

Did you know?

In the Coquimbo region, ‘cocho’ is prepared in all its variants, a thick mixture of toasted flour with fat, onions, and seasonings, or sweet cocho with water or milk and sugar.


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