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Split Pea Fritters    Veg  HT  ACC  Myanmar  30mins plus soaking

Myanmar Name: Ba Yar Kyaw

Serves 4-6     Hot Vegetarian Vegan  Pulses Vegetables  Spices  Accompaniment   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless  Burmese Burma Asia Asian

200g/7oz Dried Split Peas
2 Onions, finely chopped
2 fresh Red Chillies, finely chopped
1 teasp Ground Turmeric (check ingredients)
Oil for deep frying


1. Place the split peas in a large mixing bowl, cover with plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight.

2. Drain the soaked peas well then transfer to a food processor and process to a paste.

3. Add the remaining ingredients apart from the oil, mix well then form into small balls about the size of a golf ball and slightly flatten to 12mm/ ˝ -inch thickness.

4. Heat the oil to 180C/350F then drop the fritters, one at a time into the oil and fry until golden brown on all sides. You may have to do this in batches.

5. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot as an accompaniment to soups or main course dishes.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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