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Make your Own – Funchi

One of the most popular foods in the Dutch Antilles, funchi is a major source of dinner time carbohydrates. It is usually combined with other dishes such as karni stoba (Caribbean beef stew) or served with a tasty sauce.


  • 2 cups corn flour (Harina P.A.N. is recommended*)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Slowly add corn flour, stirring well. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add the butter.
  • Place funchi on a plate and press into a thick cake using a second plate.
  • • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

tip: When pressing into a thick cake, it is best that the funchi is moist.

*Harina P.A.N. corn flour is precooked and needs only 5 minutes to cook instead of 30.


“Kome dushi!”

– Jurino


This recipe was originally posted in Dutch on Antilliaans Eten and has been reposted and translated with permission.

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