Dhaltjies (chillibites)

Recipe from: 9/1/2009 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 15
Servings 30
Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 375
    ml
    pea/chana flour or chilli bite mix
  • 15
    ml
    (1 Tbsp) cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 0
    1 large onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 0
    1 large potato, coarsely grated
  • 0
    1 fresh green chilli, finely chopped
  • 5
    ml
    (1 tsp) salt
  • 5
    ml
    (1 tsp) turmeric
  • 5
    ml
    (1 tsp) ground jeera
  • 2.50
    ml
    (1/2 tsp) crushed dried chillies
  • 2.50
    ml
    (1/2 tsp) red leaf masala
  • 5
    ml
    (1 tsp) garlic and ginger paste
  • 60
    ml
    (1/4 cup) chopped fresh dhania
  • 125
    ml
    (1/2 cup) cold water
  • 500
    ml
    (2 cups) cooking oil for deep-frying
 

Method

20 mins
 
In a large mixing bowl, sift both flours and the baking powder. Add the remaining ingredients, except the water and oil, and mix with just enough of the water to form a stiff batter. Use more water if necessary, but note that the batter should be able to hold its shape and not be runny.
Heat the oil in a small, deep pot or pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add a tablespoonful of batter, one spoon at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pot and to allow space for turning the bites. Slowly fry on either side till golden brown and crisp. Monitor the temperature of the oil to ensure that it doesn?t become too hot while frying.
Pierce the chilli bite with a fork to test if properly cooked: if the fork comes out dry, then the chilli bites are ready. Remove from the oil and drain in a colander or on paper towel.
 

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