It is a snack item with tomato sauce or tamarind chutney or can be served as main course in dinner with any potato gravy.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
45 mins
1 dozen


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat; add green chile peppers, jeera, and hing. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add peas, sugar, and salt; cook and stir over low heat until peas are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and cool pea mixture.

  • Mix maida, 1 tablespoon oil, and salt together in a bowl; add enough water until a dough forms. Allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Grind pea mixture into a coarse paste using a mortar and pestle; add coriander and lemon juice and mix well.

  • Form dough into small balls and roll each into a flat circle using a rolling pin. Spoon pea mixture into the center of each circle. Roll dough around filling so it is completely enclosed.

  • Heat oil for frying in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Working in batches, fry filled dough balls until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Editor's Note:

Pastry flour is often substituted for the maida if it is difficult to find.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 59.9g; fat 13.7g; sodium 45mg. Full Nutrition