Pamonha is a paste made from sweet corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks, turned into a dumpling. Variations may include coconut milk. Pamonha can be savoury or sweet. If savoury, they can be filled with cheese, sausage, minced meat, minced chicken, pepper, or served plain. If sweet, ground coconut pulp is a common addition when there is one, but the overwhelming majority is served plain.
It`s associated with rural people, which commonly arrange a family production line event called "pamonhada". Grandmothers are the figure who keep the recipe secrets and knowledge.