Daltjies (chilli bites)

Daltjies (chilli bites)

You must be logged in to favorite a recipe.Login

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login

  • 7-9 daltjies
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes total, if cooking in batches (3 minutes per side)
  • Buy Ingredients Here


  • 90 g chickpea flour
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 onion, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t chilli flakes
  • 2 t ground coriander
  • 2 t ground turmeric
  • ¼ cup water
  • oil, for frying

Cooking Instructions

1. Sift together the flours and baking powder. Add the remaining ingredients except the water and oil.

2. Stir until well combined, then gradually add the water. The batter should be the consistency of pancake batter.

3. Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan. The oil should be at least 2–3cm deep. Test the oil by dropping a tiny bit of batter into the oil. If bubbles appear straight away, the oil is ready.

4. Fry spoonfuls of batter in batches of 4 or 5 at a time, to avoid lowering the temperature of the oil too much. Fry for about 3 minutes before carefully turning them. They should be deep golden brown on both sides. If they reach this colour too quickly, your oil might be too hot, and your daltjies won't cook through in the middle. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

Find more Ramadan and Eid recipes here.

Photograph: Zorah Booley

Zorah Booley Recipe by: Zorah Booley
View all recipes

Zorah is a food Photographer, content creator, food blogger and Cordon Bleu Chef. Zorah shares her passion for clean eating and pastries in her blog called "In the Midnight Kitchen".

Social Media

Related Recipes