Welcome to Gyaan Ka Saagar's Bhakti Bhojan. Join Indra Laloo as she teaches the art of making traditional Hindu food items normally used for puja(s) and prayer services around the world. Although there are various methods in making these items, we will focus on the cooking style from Trinidad and Guyana.
In these segments we explore some of the local delicacies of Trinidad as we bring some of its vegetarian fast food items.
In this episode of Bhakti Bhojan, we are taught how to make Aloo Pie by Indra Laloo assisted by Devi Misir.
3 Cups of Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. of Salt
2 tbsp. of Sugar
1 tsp. of Oil
2 Cups of Water
1 tsp. of Yeast
2 Pounds of Potato
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 Bandania (Culantro) Leaves
2 Blades of Chive
Small Pepper for flavor
1 tsp. Geera
1 tsp. Salt
Step 1: Mix 3 cups of flour, 2tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp oil, 2 cups of water and a pinch of yeast into a dough.
Step 2: Set dough aside for 10-15 minutes
Step 1: Boil 2 pounds of potatoes until soft, drain and mash into a bowl.
Step 2: Add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 leaves of bandania, 2 blades of Chive, small pepper and mix into mashed potatoes.
Step 3: Add 1 tsp of geera and 1 tsp of salt into the potato mixture.
Step 4: Set aside for about 10 minutes
Step 1: While the filling is set aside, add 3 cups of oil into a pot and set on the stove at low heat.
Step2: Take dough and roll it out into a large pizza like circle.
Step 3: Once rolled out use a circle cookie cutter and cut out as many circle from the dough as you can.
Step 4: Once the circles are cut out, you may now take the filling and spoon it on top of each circle.
Step 5: Once filled then take one side of the pie and fold it over to the other and squeeze the ends together to seal the filling in. (You can also use a fork to give the seal a decorative look)
Step 6: Add pies into the pot and fry until they it starts to swell and brown flipping it throughout.
Step 7: Enjoy with Love