Vegan Mitthai (Kurma)-Guyanese Style

Vegan Mitthai (Kurma)-Guyanese Style

This recipe is a wonderful recipe influenced by Travel and lipsticks. I and Guyanese in general eat these mostly at the end of religious functions with parsad. 

Guyana, which is located in South American country is considered part of the Caribbean and shares much of the culture of Trinidad, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. Most foods are produced locally: sugar certainly was the reason for many of the laborers of different ethnic backgrounds to arrive there. In addition to sugar, rice, fruit, vegetable, Guyana’s world famous rum and sea food. Since Guyana is the land of six peoples and one being East Indian, the cuisine of Guyana is heavily influenced by India, just like Kurma or as commonly called in Guyana “Mitthai”. Mitthai is a fried, vegan, sweet dessert made out of flour. It is very popular in Guyana at religious and special functions and has its own Caribbean influence.

So what does fried dough taste like? Well, the answer is simply delicious! So for a sweet treat from the Guyana-the Caribbean with a bit of Indian feeling, try this recipe. I would love to see your creation. Leave me a comment or tag me in your picture on Instagram or Facebook. And if you love the recipe, share it on Pinterest.

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