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Arepuela o Anisita (Sweet Arepa with Anise)

Erica Dinho
5 from 49 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 cup masarepa preecooked cornmeal
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crused anise seeds
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine the masarepa, warm water, anise seeds and sugar, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  • Knead with your hands for about 3 minutes, moistening your hands with water as you work.
  • Form 6 small balls with the dough. Place each ball between 2 plastic bags and with a flat pot cover, flatten to ½ inch.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy pot to 350 F. Add the arepas in the heated oil one by one, fry for 3 minutes, turning over once about half way through.
  • Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the arepas from the oil and drain on paper towels.


Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Arepa, Arepa Colombiana, sweet arepa
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