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Pastel is a very famous and most loved road side snack of Brazil. It is a thin pastry which has a spicy filling with softy, gooey, cheesy inside. A local liquor called Cachaca is mixed along with the dough with gives those small bubbles on the fried pastel. I replaced it with Vodka. Also add in liquor helps in less oil absorption. If you don't have them, you can add a little vinegar. Pastel is very versatile to make because, the options for fillings are endless!! You could use Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, any vegetable filling along with cheese.