Dhaltjies / Chilli Bites

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 2 big handful Spinach leaves
  • 1 Tufts Corriander
  • 120 g Wheat flour
  • 120 g Chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground corriander
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (ground)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 0,5 tsp Salt
  • Oil for deep-frying


  • Peel and finely dice the onion and garlic. Wash and roughly chop the corriander and spinach.
  • Combine all ingredients except the oil for deep-frying in a bowl. Add enough water to make a soft dough.
  • Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add about the amount of a teaspoon of batter. When the dough is golden brown, remove it with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Repeat this as often as necessary until the dough is used up.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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