A savoury fritter seasoned with curry and commonly paired with chutney
Well yes. This is the perfect snack to be posting on a Friday. I usually don't post on a Friday but after Cinco de Mayo I think pholourie (sometimes also spelt as polourie or phulourie) is the ideal recovery food. This is a very popular snack not just in TnT but also in Guyana and Suriname. They are multi-events eats. Don't be surprised to find them at birthday parties, or just friends hanging out. I have whipped up batches just to watch movies. It's like the Island popcorn. And it is so easy to make.
These fried balls are flavoured with a little curry, and though can be eaten plain is even better dipped in some sort of chutney, personally I prefer some tambran (tamarind) chutney.
After years of buying this from the little parlor on the roadside in $1 bags filled halfway with some type of dipping sauce, I finally started to make these at home myself. And I must confess I used to just make them from the packs. They sell these packs of pre-done flour mix, where you have to just add water and fry. This wasn't bad. I've used this for years.
Then you make your own from scratch. Whaaaaat!! Why was I using this pack mix all this time?
Mixing your own and mixing from scratch takes just about the same time. The only delay is leaving the mixture to raise a little. And during that time, you can make your own chutney if you don't have any bottled ones. Some people like to use saffron instead of curry but I much rather the curry flavor. Split peas are also used in the flour mixture but that requires some overnight soaking of the split peas. Nah, I rather a faster method.
Pholourie is usually round. Ha. Something I have to work on. Sometimes they are round with a tail. Sometimes they are shaped like a mouse. But who cares once they taste good?
I love stuffing a few plains ones into my mouth. The curry gives these fry balls a flavor that really doesn't require much, BUT who wants to just have plain old pholurie? Just take one and dip it into some chutney; be it tamarind, mango, pineapple.
I assure you, you will not stop dipping and popping these into your mouth.
Prep Time: 00:45
Cook Time: 00:15
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Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups water
- Oil for deep frying
Mix all ingredients together and leave to sit for 30 minutes
Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat
When hot, using double spoons, drop batter into oil and fry till brown
Drain on paper towel
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