CHICKEN PASTELLE (Non Traditional Trini Method)

End of year season in Trinidad is filled with menu MUST HAVES such as pastelles! This amazingly delicious item consists of corn flour and meat…and is usually wrapped in fig leaf and then steamed or boiled. Unfortunately the fig leaves may not be available and many people opt for the use of foil.

This recipe/video uses the foil.



  • 2 cups Promasa yellow corn flour
  • 1/4 lb margarine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups water warm


  • 1 lb minced chicken
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper c
  • apers
  • olives
  • raisins
  • green seasoning

Check out the video here:

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