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Bayagyaw (Spiced Yellow-Pea Fritters) can be served either as an appetizer or snack. It’s a great complement to tea or coffee.



  1. Put the split peas in a large bowl filled with cold water and let the peas soak overnight.
  2. Drain the peas and reduce to a coarse consistency using a food processor.
  3. Add ¼ cup water to the processed peas.
  4. Next, put in the onion, coriander, chile, cumin seeds, salt, chickpea flour and turmeric.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan or wok.
  7. Next, using a teaspoon, scoop up the pea mixture and form balls roughly the size of a golf ball.
  8. Slightly flatten the balls (½-inch thick) and deep-fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Drain the fritters on absorbent paper.
  10. Serve hot.