Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Catira

The Arepa Catira is one of the most popular arepas on the Venezuelan table, and its ingredients resemble the hair of a blonde woman, hence its peculiarly colorful name.

It is worth mentioning that this is different from the arepa pelua’ because it is filled with shredded chicken and yellow cheese, but you may tend to confuse it, that is why we explain you how this Venezuelan recipe should be made.

Ingredients for the Arepa catira recipe:

  • 500 g of larded chicken
  • 300 g grated yellow cheese

Preparation of the Arepa catira recipe:

  1. Prepare the dough for the arepas and cook them.
  2. Fill each arepa with a little of the shredded chicken stew and some yellow cheese.
  3. Take a bite!

Fun Facts about this Arepa

  • Arepas can be gluten free as long as they are made with artisan doughs or those authorized with Gluten Free seal, because refined ones can have traces of wheat.
  • The variation of the ingredients for the filling differentiates the name of the arepas.
  • It can be perfectly accompanied with garlic or guasacaca sauce.



Nydia. (May 11, 2020). CookPad. Arepa Catira

Daniel D'Amato

By Daniel D'Amato

Daniel D'Amato is a regular Venezuelan who wants to give a glimpse of his country, Venezuela, to the rest of the world.