These savory fritters are made with split pea flour and a blend of mild spices. An East Indian snack that goes well with mango chutney!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift the split pea flour, self-rising flour, and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in turmeric, cumin, and salt. Gradually stir in enough water to make a very thick batter. Stir in onion, garlic, and green onion.

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  • Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot, drop tablespoonfuls of the batter into the pan, and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Nutrition Facts

134.2 calories; 1.7 g protein; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 112.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I had to go out and buy yogurt this was so tasty. Couldn't find split pea flour so I used my blender and made my own. And used the "self-rising flour" on this site. Lot's of work for my first batch yes but I knew it looked good. I am glad I have leftover batter more every day. This is going to be my India food week along with Elijah's Phulouries of course. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2012
I think that the onion spoiled this recipe. If I make it again I would omit the onion and use less garlic. Make sure it is the split pea flour that comes from the Caribbean; it comes in a package or make your own by soaking the peas overnight and then grinding it. I bought some in the market but it was not the best the taste was not right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I had to go out and buy yogurt this was so tasty. Couldn't find split pea flour so I used my blender and made my own. And used the "self-rising flour" on this site. Lot's of work for my first batch yes but I knew it looked good. I am glad I have leftover batter more every day. This is going to be my India food week along with Elijah's Phulouries of course. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I had to go out and buy yogurt this was so tasty. Couldn't find split pea flour so I used my blender and made my own. And used the "self-rising flour" on this site. Lot's of work for my first batch yes but I knew it looked good. I am glad I have leftover batter more every day. This is going to be my India food week along with Elijah's Phulouries of course. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2004
I had all the ingredients on hand--believe it or not--except the self-rising flour. I had a little all-purpose flour and a little whole wheat flour. So I sifted the two together with salt sugar and baking powder to create self-rising flour. Also I had on hand Urad flour which is black bean flour. I went ahead and mixed everything together and into the oil it went. The fritters came out golden light spongy and so flavorful. Add mango chutney to that and what a wonderful treat! It's delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
I personalized this recipe by using garbanzo bean flour instead of the split pea flour iand rye flour (as the self rising flour). I cooked this as if they were pancakes. Great flavor! Easy to make! I'll be making this again. Thanks for the inspiration! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
I like these! I burned them--I'm just not so good at frying. I think I'll make them into patties next time and eat them like hamburgers--with chutney of course! I used my small cookie scoop to make the balls so they were kind of big. Maybe that was my problem. Oh well. I had to go on a bit of a search for the split pea flour but found in an international market. Best I can tell it's chickpea flour so that's what I bought. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
WOW! These were great! I had to end up making my own split pea flour. Which my processor didn't like. But otherwise these were easy adn yummy. I used fresh chives from my garden instead of green onion and added a pinch of cayenne. My friends and family loved this also. I ate them with cilantro chutney!!!!I ordered some split pea flour and will making them again tomorrow night! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2009
i've been making this since i was a little girl. My family has a traditional hand grinder that we grind basically the same ingredients into. I dont think that this beats that in taste but it was a pretty good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2011
I just made these - they are fragrant and flavorful! One note: I needed double the amount of water to get a thick batter (I used 1.5 cups). I also used "gram flour" which based on the packaging I assume is the same as split pea flour (it is yellow lentil flour). In the future I would increase the amounts of both types of onions (I did so after I tried the first batch) and perhaps experiment by adding peas. A nice dish overall! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2013
I used different seasonings so I can't comment on flavour but I'm commenting on texture instead. This recipe has too much dhaal (split pea flour) for my tastes and the second time I made it I added a little more flour and baking powder. That was more to my liking. My family really enjoyed this - both times and both ways I made it. Thanks JWARD for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2012
I think that the onion spoiled this recipe. If I make it again I would omit the onion and use less garlic. Make sure it is the split pea flour that comes from the Caribbean; it comes in a package or make your own by soaking the peas overnight and then grinding it. I bought some in the market but it was not the best the taste was not right. Read More