A delicious snack. Serve hot or cold.
500 g split peas, soaked in water overnight and coarsely mashed
5 ml (1 t) garlic paste
5 ml (1 t) ginger paste
6 green or red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
half a bunch chopped coriander leaves
half a bunch spring onions, chopped
1 medium-sized banana, mashed
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients, except the oil, to form a dough. Roll into small balls, flatten them with the palm of your hand, and make a small hole in the center of each cookie. Fry the cookies in hot oil until brown on the outside and cooked inside. Drain on paper towels and serve hot or cold. Makes about 12 cookies.