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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.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Caribbean, Indian, Trinidad
Keyword: aloo pie
Servings: 16 pies
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Ros

Ingredients

Potato Filling

  • 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

Dough

  • 5 cups flour
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • water for kneading (approx. 1½ cups)
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

Filling

  • 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.
  • Set aside.

Dough

  • 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.

Frying

  • 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).