An Aloo Pie is a fried dumpling form the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and consists of a pastry shell with a spiced mash potato filling. These are ideal in a lunch box and picnic.Print Facebook Pinterest Twitter Add to CollectionCollections
Servings: 12 Pies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 22 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 4 tbsp ghee
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp hot sauce
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 lbs potatoes cubed and boiled
- 1 cup peas
- 1 cup corn
- 3 tbsp cilantro
- 1.4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- In a medium- large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, ginger and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns.
- Then add, cumin, hot sauce and paprika, and continue stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
- Add boiled potato cubes, and corn. Slightly smash the potatoes, corn and peas then thoroughly mix until ingredients are fully combined, add green onions, and white pepper and a little bit of water. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Put the cilantro into the mix and check the flavour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
- Aloo pie Dough
- In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, then make a well followed by water, ghee or oil
- Knead to form soft and sticky dough.
- Place dough on a heavily floured board and knead for about 5-7minutes. Continue to flour dough as needed to keep if flexibleand elastic.
- On a lightly floured surface form the dough into 14 or more
- Roll the dough out to form a circle, using a lightly floured rolling pin; Spoon a generous 2 tablespoons or more filling in the centre of a the circle; lightly moisten the dough edges with water. Fold over twist with your fingers or the tines of a fork gently to seal the edges of the pies
- Heat up a medium skillet or cast iron with oil up to 2 inch- medium-high heat 350 degrees F. until hot but not smoking.
- Gently drop the aloo pie in the fry pan and fry in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan (it will absorb excess oil, resulting in a soggy pies)
- Using a slotted spoon, remove the aloo pies and place them on paper towels.
- Place on a baking sheet and brush with canola oil, then. Bake at 375 degrees
- For about 25- 30 minutes until golden brown
Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g