Yellow Split Pea Fritter Pakora

The most famous Mauritian street food, this round, crispy, golden brown fritter is made by deep frying yellow split pea paste mixed with spices and herbs


  1. 250 grams yellow split peas (dal)
  2. 2 or 3 green chillies
  3. 4 curry leaves, finely chopped
  4. 1 big bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  5. 1 small bunch of coriander leaves. finely chopped
  6. 1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  7. 1 onion, finely chopped
  8. 1/2 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  9. 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  10. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  11. Oil for frying
  12. Salt to taste


  1. Wash and then soak dal in water for at least 3 hours
  2. Drain and grind the dal
  3. Add all the other ingredients to the grounded dal and mix well
  4. Heat oil for frying
  5. Shape mixture into medium balls (approximately 2-3 cm in diameter) and deep fry them in hot oil until they turn crispy and golden brown in colour
  6. Drain and serve hot

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