Yellow Split Peas Fritters with Curry Sauce

Yellow Split Peas Fritters with Curry Sauce
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These delicious Yellow Split Peas Fritters with Curry Sauce are so easy to prepare with a flavorful taste. They are great as an appetizer or light snack.

Yellow Split Peas With Curry Sauce

I first fell in love with split peas when I was in college. A lady from Guyana, South America would make and sell the most delicious curry chickpeas and roti. The roti, a kind of Indian flatbread, had a thin layer of seasoned split peas in the middle. It was so delicious that they would be all gone shortly after setting up her meals. This experience started my love for split peas, my Split Peas Soup is a family and guests favorite.

This dish is similar to Pholourie (a traditional yellow split pea fritter popular in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. It is traditionally served with a tamarind sauce. It is also similar to dishes served in Asian countries particularly India and Burma, most likely it originated from India and the dish has been modified by Indians who traveled to different parts of the world. They would alter it based on the local ingredients available. This recipe is my own adapted variation, and should not be confused with any other versions of split pea fritters.

I pan fried mine instead of it being traditionally deep fried. I added spices that I love and the results were phenomenal. Check out my savory Broccoli Fritters and my sweet Banana Fritters recipes.


Yellow Split Peas Fritters

For this Yellow Split Peas recipe, the split peas are soaked overnight, then are drained and rinsed. They are then transferred to a food processor where they are processed into a smooth batter. Finely chopped onions, garlic, cilantro, and spices. They are formed into discs and fried with a little oil. They are served with a delicious curry sauce.

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Per 100g
52 kcal / 217 kJ
0 g
4 g
9 g


For: 12 fritters

Split Peas Fritters

Curry Sauce

20 min
30 min
Ready in:
50 min


  1. Make curry sauce and set aside (recipe below). Drain and rinse split peas. Transfer to a food processor and process until it forms a paste.

  2. Transfer to a large bowl, add onion, garlic, cilantro, turmerc, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper a salt and stir to fully combine.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, divide batter and form into balls. Form fritters by flattening balls with the palm of hands. Cook fritters, about 4 at a time for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn fritters and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat until batter is used up. I also love to cover the skillet for about 2 minutes midway during cooking to make sure the middle of fritters is fully cooked.

  4. Serve immediately with curry sauce, recipe instructions below.

  5. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.

  6. Stir in garlic, ginger, tomato, turmeric, cumin, paprika, coriander and salt, cook stirring for another minute.

  7. Add almond flour and cook stirring for another minute.

  8. Add water and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for about 5 minutes.

  9. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly. Pulverize in blender to desired consistency!


Yellow Split Peas Fritters

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  1. Charolette
    January 13, 2019

    Do you cook the split peas? I could not find a step where you cook them.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 13, 2019

      No I didn’t, I only soaked them then rinse and process with ingredients. They are similar to how traditional falafel are made.

  2. Vels
    May 11, 2018

    Can you use any type of legume?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 12, 2018

      I bet you can Vels, I only experimented with yellow split peas though. Let me know if another legume worked.

  3. Linda
    January 29, 2018

    I love split pea soup and I can’t wait to wait to try these! Thanks so much!

  4. Maha Khan
    May 4, 2017

    you are great. I like your way of teaching us recipes method.

  5. scarlett g.
    March 26, 2017


    “IF”………… only I had a cook!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 26, 2017

      Prayers changes everything!

  6. scarlett g.
    March 26, 2017

    TO COMPLETION………Of only I had a cook!!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 26, 2017

      Scarlett, pray for a cook!

  7. Krysten @ Cooks With Soul
    March 23, 2017

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  8. Jolene Plumpton
    March 23, 2017


    Wow, these are so delicious šŸ˜I couldn’t stop eating them! I will definitely make them again.