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Kids Cooking: Trinidadian Street Food: Pholourie

I love these light, fluffy and very flavourful balls of split pea flour. I love them most dipped in a sweet and tangy tamarind sauce or a mango chutney.

Pholourie a popular street food in the Island of Trinidad and Tobago, (where my maternal side of my family comes from) and Guyana. During the 19th Century, Indian indentured labourers brought this food to the Caribbean and adapted it. 

The name itself more than likely stems from the Bengali dish known as Fuluri, which is much like the traditional Indian Pakora.

In this video, we have a Trinidadian girl showing us how to make them. 

Stay tuned and enjoy!