World Food Challenge

Day 112: Mauritius and Gateaux piments

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Mauritius and we are going to have a late dinner, which means we are going to enjoy some quick snack. We are making Gateaux piments!
This snack can be found anywhere and is enjoyed hot and freshly fried.
We decided to enjoy it as a snack while sipping some beer.

The recipe is actually really easy. You’ll need:

300g dholl (yellow peas)
3 shallots, sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
10 green chilies, sliced
1 tbsp cumin powder
oil for frying

Wash the peas and soak them in water for at least 5 hours, better over night.
Drain the water from the peas and crush them in a mixer. Mix with the remaining ingredients and make some small balls out of the dough or doughnut shapes.
In a pot, heat up enough oil for deep-frying and fry the balls or doughnuts until golden brown. Put them on some paper to drain the oil. Enjoy hot.

The recipe, even though simple, makes a great snack or a nice finger food for a party. Reminded me a bit of the Akkra funfun from Benin.




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