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Peruvian food: Chicha morada

Peruvian food: Chicha morada

One of the attractions for people who visit Peru is its gastronomy. Peru is well-known for its delicious traditional food, and in this blog, we are showcasing some of the best food that this country has to offer.

As with Ecuador, Peru has a privileged location, with the Amazon rainforest, Coast, and highlands, resulting in many dishes, varied flavors, and an unforgettable culinary experience.



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This article aims to discuss a tasty Peruvian beverage, chicha morada.

About Chicha Morada

This beverage originated in the Andean regions of Peru and is therefore indigenous to the Inca natives of the area.

Chicha Morada is made from purple corn, fruit, and spices, which results in this deep purple color that you can see in the picture below.

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How its made

The ingredients for this refreshing Peruvian beverage include corn, cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon juice, and sugar.

For the full recipe, click here.

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What it tastes like

This dark purple beverage is refreshing and sweet, which makes it perfect whenever you need something cool or together with food.




How and where to drink chicha morada

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Served over ice, This delicious drink is trendy throughout Peru and is served over ice .

It is found all over the country and in restaurants worldwide offering Peruvian food, but it is now consumed by all people no matter their income or social class.

When you visit Peru, the odds of finding chicha on the menu are rather high. If you are looking for an appetizer, make sure to taste Causa acevichada, which will allow you to enjoy some of the flavors of the Coastal region of Peru.


Other dishes you may want to taste while you visit Peru are the causa rellena, or causa acevichada, chicha morada, pulpo anticuchero and for dessert order some suspiro limeno. 

Where to go

Here are insider tips on what to do in Lima, you can also visit Machu Picchu, top hikes, Iquitos, the island of the UrosTaquile Island, and the top restaurants in the gastronomical capital Lima. Or you may also enjoy a road trip from Machala to Tumbes. 

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Peruvian food: Chicha morada

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