These split-pea fritters are just one of many fried snacks found in Trinidad. No one knows the origin of the name but it’s generally agreed that they were created by East Indian indentured laborers. Phoulourie has a close resemblance to the batter used for pakora—Indian battered fried vegetables. Like pakoras these fried treats are usually served with Tamarind Sauce or Shado Beni Sauce, but Mango Chutney and other fruit chutneys are popular too. (Note: This batter is also used for making Sahina.)
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