Substitute 1 cup fresh masa dough for the masa harina and water.
How to Thicken Soup
For a slightly thicker soup, stir additional 2 Tbsp. masa harina into cooked vegetables in pan along with the garlic.
Corn dumplings made with masa harina, also called chochoyones, are popular throughout the Oaxaca region of Mexico. The indentations in the dumplings help them cook more evenly.