Ingredients for the bake:
  • 2 lbs flour (with 12 oz water to knead dough)
  • 1/2 oz baking powder
  • 1/4 lb split peas powder
  • 3/4 oz instant yeast
  • 1 oz saffron powder
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 6 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • oil for frying
  • salt & black pepper to taste

    Put split peas in bowl with a little water, mix and leave to sit for 5 minutes Add baking powder, yeast, saffron, flour, salt to taste and mix well Add water and knead to medium dough Let it stand for 1/2 an hour Pull into small clumps (the dough becomes very sticky), flatten out a bit and fry in hot oil

    Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 1/2 lbs channa (chick peas)
  • cooking oil
  • 1 onion - minced
  • mashed potato powder to thicken (optional)
  • 1 oz saffron
  • geera to flavour
  • 2 pegs garlic
  • hot pepper to taste
  • salt & black pepper to taste

    Soak channa in water overnight Next morning boil with garlic Put oil to boil. When it starts to boil, put in onion and garlic then add hot pepper, saffron and let everything boil for about 5 minutes At this stage, add the channa with a little salt and black pepper and geera to taste If not thick enough, use mashed potato to thicken Serve with pepper sauce and chutney

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