Split Pea Fritters

    40 minutes

    These are a great Indian snack made from split pea flour and a blend of spices. Goes well with mango chutney.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 2 cups split pea flour
    • 1 cup self raising flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) water, or as needed
    • 1/2 small onion, minced
    • 2 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 green onion, chopped (green part only)
    • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable oil for frying

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Sift the split pea flour, self raising 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.
    2. Heat oil in a large heavy frypan 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.

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    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.  -  25 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  26 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  07 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)