Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These fritters are served with Simple Mango Chutney, tamarind or pommesitay (pomme de cythère) chutney as a light snack or tasty appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. If using already ground split peas omit step 2, 3 and 4.
  2. Place split peas in a pot with 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and cook until soft ( about 45 mins).
  3. Drain and place in a food processor.
  4. Grind to a coarse ,meal, resembling couscous.
  5. Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin, baking powder, flour salt and pepper to the ground split peas.
  6. Gradually add one cup water to the split pea mixture, stirring to form a thick batter.
  7. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and drop the batter into the oil by the tablespoonful. Fry until golden brown, turning often.
  8. Remove from oil and drain on a plate with paper towels.
  9. Serve with your favourite chutney.
Most Helpful

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These are mildly flavored and have an interesting texture. I made mine a bit spicier, even adding a bit of cayenne. I had a difficult time making these - they were very fragile to turn and deep fry and I ended up losing a good bit of batter into the surrounding oil, but this was no doubt due to my technique. I tried frying a few in just a little oil, more like a pancake - but the deep frying is definitely the way to go - makes them nice and crunchy and light. I served these with a cranberry and a mango chutney - both complemented them nicely. Thanks for sharing!