Caribbean Pholourie is an all-time favorite snacks among trinidad recipes in Guyana among other Caribbean countries. Popularly served in Trinidad and Tobago as a delicious appetizer — Caribbean Pholourie’s a fritter made from split-pea flour that’s accompanied by a bowl of chutney.

Pholouries can be purchased in small paper bags, with the sauce in a smaller plastic bag. Simply put, Pholouries are small pieces of batter made from flour, which are then deep fried in oil and served with chutney or sauce – a delicious trinidad food.

Even though this goes well with any type of chutney — Mango chutney and tamarind sauce are usually paired with this tasty appetizer.

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  • 40 Minutes


  • 10 Minutes



  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ scotch bonnet pepper
  • A teaspoon of salt
  • A cup of flour
  • A teaspoon of baking powder
  • A cup of ground split peas
  • A teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of water


  • Crush and combine scotch bonnet pepper and garlic cloves to make fine paste. Combine the paste with salt. Set it aside.
  • In a bowl, add split pea powder, baking powder, turmeric and flour.
  • Mix it together with garlic, pepper paste and water. Do not add too much water. Your batter needs to have thick texture.
  • Mix them together until the batter is free from lumps. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

How to Cook Caribbean Pholourie:

  • In a large pot, heat some oil. Then, scoop small pieces of your batter. Drop it into the oil using a tablespoon. Before putting it in the batter, dip your spoon inside a cup of water.The batter will drop quickly into the oil and won’t stick to your spoon. The dough will double in size while it’s getting cooked.
  • Take a fork and flip the dough.This’ll let the other side cook. Your Pholourie will be ready once it floats and has a golden brown color. Get ready to scoop them out quickly — the dough fries up very fast.
  • Place your Pholourie in a bowl lined with some paper towels. The extra oil will be absorbed by the paper towels.
  • Let it cool for a minute or two. Then, serve warm with a bowl of your favorite sauce or chutney.

That’s how quick and easy it is to prepare Caribbean Pholourie — Enjoy this all-time Caribbean favorite!

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Best Cookware to Use:

  • A Mixing Bowl
  • A Large Pot