Pholourie, Trini Style Split Yellow Peas Fritters

Pholourie is a spicy deep fried yellow split peas fritters. Fritters are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It is a popular street food in Trinidad and Tobago, and in Guyana, served with tamarind or mango chutney. The main seasoning for pholourie is scotch bonnet, garlic, scallion and cumin. Dough/batter is fermented […]

Flavorful Caribbean Rice and Peas

Caribbean rice and peas is flavored rice seasoned with habanero pepper, garlic and cooked in chicken stock. Flavored Caribbean rice and peas is an accompaniment for curries and grilled meats. ‘Peas’ are pigeon peas and black beans make a great substitute. Continue reading or jump to recipe Chickpeas, black beans, pigeon peas are some of […]

Oven Cooked Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican jerk chicken is of the most popular foods from Caribbean and Jamaican cuisines. Jerk chicken is aromatic, smoky and fiery hot. Chicken is marinated for at least 24 – 48 hours and cooked for a longer period, which gives Jamaican jerk chicken a smoky flavor and also keeps the chicken good for longer periods […]

Jamaican Chicken Curry

For the 10th alphabet J, we travel to the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. Jamaican cuisine is influenced by Spanish, British, African, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Jamaica was first a Spanish colony and later under British rule. When slave trade was banned, British brought in Indians and Chinese workers. When there are so many nationals in […]

Green Eggplant & Habanero Peppers Stir Fry from Sikkim

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after […]

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