The original of this recipe calls for sweet potatoes & is a popular snack in Peru & Equador, & is usually served up drizzled with maple syrup or honey. Preparation time does not include the 2 hours needed for dough to rise.
Am posting this Venezuelan recipe as part of my participation in Zaar's World Tour 4! NOTE: Recipezaar does not recognize the ingredient 'harina pan' (available in South American grocery stores) which MUST be used in place of the 'corn flour' ingredient!
Although the original of this recipe is for a flavorful Peruvian chicken dish using the very hot aji pepper, I've toned it down considerably for my own protection by using jalapeno! My apologies to any Peruvians or aji fans who might come across this version, but my insides would never handle that much heat! And, although it is traditionally served over butter-flavored potatoes & slices of hard-cooked eggs, I've chosen to use brown rice.
At The Great House at Villa Madeleine in St. Croix, they often use a native fish called wahoo for this interesting dish, but swordfish is another nice choice. They also make the chutney with the very hot Scotch bonnet pepper. A serrano chili produces a slightly milder version. Found at epicurious.com.