Monday, August 30, 2010


K, so I'm about to go all Guyanese, well sort of. My mom is Guyanese which makes me 1/2 Guyanese. She makes Pholourie, which is basically a fried dough. But it is so much more then that. It is these little balls of curry goodness. They taste fantastic on there own but when you dip it in a mango sauce it taste even better. This recipe calls for split pea flour, which I have yet to find at a normal super market. To make it easier on yourself just go to a bulk food store, that is where I get mine. Spilt pea flour isn't expensive, so you can make this over and over again. My only suggestion is to use new oil, using old oil will make the pholourie taste like fish or whatever you fried last. I also don't recommend re using the oil unless you want your food to taste a bit like curry. Please, please please be very careful when you fry these, I find that I need only put 2 or 3 inches of oil in the pot. There is a lot of moisture and the oil will bubble up because of this. Use your best judgment and be safe.

You will need:

For the Pholourie

1 cup split pea flour
1 cup plain flour
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup water

1) In a bowl add all the dry ingredients and stir

2) add the garlic
3) Add a cup of the water and stir to combine, if the batter seems to dry add more water. It should resemble a pancake batter
4) Let rest for 45 minutes to an hour.

5) Heat a pot or pan with oil
6) Using a spoon or a mellow baller spoon the batter into the pot. Make sure not to over crowd the pot, 4-6 pholourie should be enough.
7) Cook until golden brown


Mango Sauce (Mango Chutney)

1 Large green mango or 2 small
1 clove of garlic minced
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)

1) Using a box grater, grate the mango
2) Add the garlic and pepper sauce, stir to combine


1) Make the mango sauce while the batter rests
2) The amount of curry powder and garlic can be adjusted. I like a fair amount of garlic.
3) A unripened mango is preferred, if you can not find one a rip mango is fine.

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