25 Easy Guyanese Food Recipes

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Cooking as a hobby brings me immense joy, and I take great pleasure in experimenting with various kinds of food.

So when I came across these guyanese food, I had to share it with you.

Tennis rolls are a traditional Guyanese treat.

They’re fried in oil and stuffed with various fillings.

Sweet rolls are just as tasty, but they’re also stuffed with various sweet fillings.

You can choose between a lot of amazing fillings such as cheese, coconut, and pineapple.

If you’re looking for some new recipes to try out, you might want to check out this list of guyanese food.

25 Easy Guyanese Food Recipes 3

1. Tennis Rolls Guyanese Sweet Rolls

Guyanese sweet rolls are a staple in my house. They’re light, fluffy, and wonderfully sweet.

They’re also herby and savory and make for the perfect breakfast roll or snack.

The filling is made with dried fruit, spices, coconut milk, and yogurt.

It’s super simple to make but oh so addictive!


2. Easy Guyanese Oil Roti (Paratha)

I’ve been making roti for years and I’m always amazed by its flexibility.

It can be made with wheat flour, or it can be a soft , spongy flatbread.

In this recipe, the dough is rolled out to make long strips that need to be cut in half.

You will then fill them with different fillings such as ground beef or vegetable curry.

If you want something far more decadent, try adding a small amount of melted cheese into each piece.

That way, the entire dish will taste like one delicious mouthful!

3. Guyanese Chow Mein

I know what you’re thinking: noodles, eggs, and veggies all in one bowl?

Not quite.

This recipe is a classic Guyanese dish that combines everything you love about Chinese cuisine in one hearty bowl.

It’s made with ground pork, bok choy, carrots, egg noodles , and more.

Serve it over rice and enjoy the wholesome goodness of this traditional Guyanese dish!

4. Guyanese Ground Provisions

Thinly sliced pork or chicken is seasoned with a simple mix of spices, then placed in a big skillet.

The meat is cooked to perfection and served over mashed potatoes.

This dish may be heavy on the carbs, but it’s also light on calories.

The veggies are hearty and full of flavor, while the potatoes are something you could easily eat by itself.

Add some sour cream and chives for dipping if you like!

5. Guyanese Boil & Fry Channa (chickpeas)

If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy meal that’s also quick to make, you have to try chickpeas.

And this Guyanese boil and fry recipe is the perfect choice.

It takes about 15 minutes to cook up, which is a convenient time-saver if you don’t have much time on your hands .

I like to add some extra flavor with aromatics like onions and garlic.

But other than that , it’s just as easy as boiling them in water.

6. Guyanese Curried Chickpeas (Channa Masala)

The next time you need a light and filling meal , turn to this curry.

A blend of chickpeas, spices, and vegetables it takes only 20 minutes to make.

But if you have an extra 10 minutes, whip up some rice with some tomatoes and peas.

7. Guyanese Style Chicken Curry

The name of this dish is a little deceiving; it’s not curry!

I know what you’re thinking: chicken?

You mean chicken and rice?!

The answer is yes and no.

It’s the Guyanese way to make curry, but with a twist.

The chicken in this recipe gets a creamy sauce made from coconut milk, tomato paste, and ginger.

Mix that with rice grains for added flavor.

Serve this curry over steamed white rice for an easy meal.

Or serve it with naan bread for a healthy treat.

8. Guyanese Pepperpot

The Guyanese pepperpot is a popular dish in the Caribbean, and it’s delicious.

It’s made with ground beef, onions, carrots , tomatoes, green peas, coconut milk, and seasonings .

It’s not only lovely to look at but also a tasty treat!

9. Pasta Salad With White Beans And Corn

Are you ready for some fun and delicious pasta salad ?

This light and colorful dish is a breeze to make, thanks to the white beans, corn, and carrots.

It’s got a yummy sweet and spicy flavor with tender bites of pasta.

Add in some fresh herbs and coriander for a perfectly balanced dish.

Dig in while it’s hot!

10.Bara (guyana Style)

If you love classic Caribbean dishes, you’ll love this recipe.

It has everything you want in a great Brazilian food.

It’s fresh and flavorful with a hint of sweetness.

The best part is this dish is easy to make!

All you need are some basic ingredients such as onions, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers , and spices to prepare the filling.

Once it’s done cooking on the stovetop, slice the veggies and serve with boiled rice or white beans.

11. Guyana Pholourie (Split Pea Fritter)

This split pea fritter is a flavorful, easy-to-make dish that’ll have you coming back for more.

There’s no doubt that this bite will be the highlight of your next meal!

The key to making this tasty appetizer is to use a good quality split pea.

You want it soft and smooth, so that it can easily fall apart when frying.

I like to give mine a little bit of an extra kick with rosemary or thyme.

It really amps up the flavor of this snack.

12. Guyanese Coconut Buns

These are the perfect snack for a day at the beach .

They’re soft and fluffy, but they’re also firm enough to hold their shape while you eat them.

Of course, they don’t taste like typical doughnuts, so you won’t have to worry about them falling apart in your hands.

They also have a unique sweet vanilla icing that creates such an amazing contrast with the coconut taste of the buns.

You can make these ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven until you are ready to serve them.

You can even freeze some for later use.

13. Guyanese Black Cake

Black cake is probably one of the most popular cakes in Guyana.

It’s a dense, spongy , oat-based cake that’s often served as part of Christmas breakfast .

You can use any type of milk for this recipe – but I recommend using goat’s milk (or other milk) because it has such a nice texture to it.

The classic way to serve black cake is with whipped cream and berries on top.

The fruit is optional, but I find it helps set the whole thing together.

14. Guyanese Style Sponge Cake

This cake is an easy, three-ingredient recipe that’s perfect for a quick snack or dessert.

It has the same moisture and spongey texture as other sponge cakes, but it doesn’t require baking.

As long as you use a store-bought cake mix, the whole thing takes 15 minutes to make.

Once baked, it tastes like a moist, dense chocolate cake that gets better with age.

And if you want something sweeter than plain vanilla, try adding some whipped cream and chopped nuts to the top!

15. Guyanese Cheese Rolls

These tasty rolls are a great way to use up leftover rice.

The rice and stuffing mix is seasoned with coconut, cinnamon, and star anise, then rolled into balls and fried to perfection.

I love the bright color contrast of the colorful fillings. It’s so good at any time of day!

For extra flavor, try adding some bacon or ham pieces before frying.

16. Guyanese Boil & Fry Channa (chickpeas)

The dish is called guyanese boil and fry channa, which translates to “chicken and chickpea.”

It’s a simple dish of fried chickpeas with onions, garlic, and spices.

It’s very similar in taste to Indian chickpea curry.

Both are typically served as an appetizer or side dish. However, chicken curry is often eaten as an entree.

Guyanese Style Chicken Chowmein

It seems like a lot of effort goes into making chicken chowmein , but you only need a few simple ingredients.

Flavored with extra soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and scallions, this recipe is rich in flavor and easy to make.

Serve it over rice or noodles for an authentic Chinese meal . Or just enjoy it on its own !

17. Guyanese-style Chicken Curry

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of savory and spicy, switch up your curry tonight with this Guyanese-style chicken curry.

The sauce is complex, with coconut milk, curry powder, and ginger.

It has a lot of flavor and makes your whole house smell amazing.

And that’s what I love most about it!

Plus, the chicken is tender and juicy!

It gives the curry even more depth to satisfy all your cravings.

18. Guyanese Lime Cookies

These are one of the most popular cookies in Guyana.

They’re simple, but they’ll leave you with a wonderful citrusy taste.

I like to use the more natural lime juice because it doesn’t have as much added sugar.

You can also add some sea salt and black pepper if you want them extra salty.

19. Guyanese Beef Patties

These beef patties are a wonderfully savory, spicy treat .

They’re made by stuffing ground beef with kefir and spices , then forming the meat into patties.

Serve them with rice and beans or use them as a delicious addition to curries, stews, salads, or sandwiches.

You can also serve these as part of a curry kachumber, which is nothing more than fried balls of mashed potato.

(Some versions add nuts to the mix.)

20. Guyanese Pine (Pineapple) Tarts

These tarts are a combination of pineapple and vanilla pudding.

The pastry is light, fluffy, and buttery with a crumbly texture.

The filling of sweetened condensed milk, pineapple juice, and coconut cream is creamy and tangy.

It’s the perfect summer dessert!

Serve these tarts for brunch or afternoon tea.

Each one will surely be gone in minutes!


22. Guyanese Duff (Steamed Dumplings)

This traditional Guyanese dish is made with steamed dumplings , which are then covered in a sweet and savory sauce.

You’ll need to use the right type of dumpling for this recipe, as they vary in size.

Clams are recommended for beginners because they’re smaller and easier to cook .

While these dumplings can be served hot or cold, I prefer to serve mine with any sauce of my choice.

23. Guyanese Baked Custard

Baked custard is a fully-fledged dessert that has layers of creamy, flaky pastry and an almost pudding consistency.

It’s traditionally made with egg yolks, but you can use half-and-half for the same effect.

The key to baking custard is to let it rise before baking.

This gives it a nicer texture, as well.

This recipe also calls for condensed milk, which will give you a thick and rich treat when baked in the oven.

24. Guyanese Sweet Rice

Rice is the perfect base for all sorts of delicious desserts , and this guyanese sweet rice recipe is no exception!

It’s got a lovely brown sugar and cinnamon flavor, which pairs well with vanilla ice cream.

Throw some crushed candies into it, too, to make it even more irresistible.

If you don’t have the ingredients to do so yourself, the store-bought ones are worth drooling over!

25. Guyanese-style Corned Mutton

This recipe is ideal for brunch or a delicious light dinner with family and friends.

The cornish-player sausage gives this dish a sweet kick of spice that’s irresistible.

And if you can’t find corned beef, it’s just as easy to substitute.

You can layer the meat in the cabbage along with potatoes, carrots, and onions.

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Easy Chow Mein Recipe

It's super delicious dish.
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal


  • 1/2 lb. Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 Large Carrot grated
  • 3 1/2 cups Cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion cut into 1 pieces
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch


  • Cornstarch and water should be combined in a small dish for the sauce. Whisk in the remaining sauce ingredients after adding them to the bowl. Place aside.
  • Follow the directions on the package to prepare the chow mein noodles.
    While you wait, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add shredded carrot and cabbage once it is nicely heated. Vegetables should be cooked for a few minutes while stirring constantly. Green onions and minced garlic should also be added.
  • Add the noodles and sauce to the heated skillet with the vegetables and stir fry for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until everything is thoroughly mixed. When finished, serve right away!


Calories: 345kcalProtein: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 2mgSugar: 19gCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Chow Mein Recipe
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