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Pholourie Recipe: Tasty Fried Dough Balls

Pholourie is a fried dough ball made with flour, split peas powder, and seasonings and served with chutneys like mango, tamarind, and pommecythere (golden apple). You’ll be eating this delicious snack by the dozens.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Caribbean, Indian
Keyword: pholourie
Servings: 50 balls
Author: Ros


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp split peas powder
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp green seasoning
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp cumin powder
  • tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • cups water
  • oil for frying


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Add water and mix thoroughly and vigorously to remove any pockets of flour. *very important*
  • Cover and allow to rest for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • In a heavy pot, add oil. It should be enough oil to cover the dough balls.
  • Once the oil is hot, drop one inch dough balls into the oil (experts use their hands and a great throwing technique; beginners can use a spoon).
  • The dough will expand and float in the oil as it cooks. Turn to ensure even cooking and color.
  • After a couple minutes, remove from the oil.
  • Serve immediately with tamarind or mango chutney.