This is the mixture of yellow split peas, onions and spices, that are ground to coarse paste and deep fried in oil. Very simple recipe and a quite filling snack for any time of the day. These are called as 'Dhal vada' in India and 'Gateaux Piments' in Mauritius.

Split yellow peas - 1 cup (Soaked in water for 2 hours)
Onion - 1
Green chillies- 1
Red chillies- 1
Ginger - 1" inch
Fennel seeds (optional) - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1tbsp
Pepper corns - 5
Curry leaves (optional) - 10
Turmeric powder - 1tsp

Step 1.Remove a 2 tbsp split peas mix it with turmeric, curry leaves, cumin, salt and keep aside.
Step 2.Grind the remaining soaked split peas, onion, chillies, fennel seeds, pepper, ginger, to coarse by adding only 2 tbsp water.

Step 3.Mix the step 1 and 2 together, and make very small flat balls out of it.
Step4. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry, till it turns golden brown.
Step 5. Enjoy with tomato ketchup or any kind of chutney :) Yumm!!

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