Authentic Trini Aloo Pie
Aloo pie is a delicious fried dough stuffed with potatoes that’ve been seasoned with garam masala, pepper and Caribbean green seasoning.
Servings: 16 pies
- 1 kg potatoes
- 2 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tbsp green seasoning (with culantro, cilantro, pepper, garlic)
- 1 onion (finely chopped or crushed)
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 5 cups flour
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp yeast
- 2 tbsp butter
- water for kneading (approx. 1½ cups)
- vegetable oil for frying
Boil potatoes until soft (approx. 40 minutes).
Allow to cool.
Peel and mash.
Mix in cumin powder, onion, green seasoning, salt and pepper.
Taste and adjust the filling to your preference.
Mix dry ingredients.
Add water, a little at a time, and knead to form a smooth dough.
Divide the dough into small 2-inch dough balls.
Flatten a single dough ball.
Add flour to one side of the flattened dough.
Place a large spoonful of potato filling in the center of the flattened dough.
Pull and pinch the edges together to seal the dough ball (do not roll the ball to close it).
Leave the stuffed dough to rest for 20 minutes.
Place a heavy pot on medium heat.
When hot, add oil to the pot and allow to heat up.
Rub oil onto your hands.
Take a stuffed dough ball and flatten between your palms.
When the oil is hot, gently place the aloo pie in your oil.
Allow the pie to become golden on one side before flipping.
Continue cooking and flipping until the pie is completely golden. the other side has also developed the golden color.
Remove and place in oil absorbent paper.
Serve hot with your favorite chutneys or slice along its length and stuff with curried channa (chickpeas).