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Phulouri (split pea fritters with hot sauce)


  • 225g split peas
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a little oil, for brushing

For the hot pepper sauce

  • 1 small paw paw (papaya), peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/22 large red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp dried mustard powder
  • 150ml malt vinegar


  1. Place the split peas into a pan, cover with water and boil rapidly for 10 minutes then simmer for 25–30 minutes until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer to a food processor or blender, add the onion, garlic and flour, and blend until smooth.
  3. Season well. Make into 16 patties.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high.
  5. Brush the patties a little oil and grill for 4–5 minutes until golden, turning halfway through cooking.
  6. To make the hot pepper sauce, place all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a blender and blend until almost smooth. Serve with the fritters.