Beya Kya (Split Pea Fritters)

Beya Kya (Split Pea Fritters)

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 8 hours

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Burmese

Key Ingredients:

A delicious Burmese style starter – dried peas boiled, mixed with gram flour and some aromatics and deep-fried

Serving Suggestion : Serve with tomato ketchup.


  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup
  • Boiled dried peas 1 cup
  • Onion, finely chopped 1 cup
  • Fresh red chillies, finely chopped 2
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Lemon, cut into wedges 1 for garnishing
  • Oil for deep-frying


  • Take the peas in a bowl and mash slightly with a masher. Add onion, red chillies, salt, turmeric powder and mix. Add gram flour and around ½ cup water or just enough to bind, taking care that the batter is too thin.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  • Put teaspoonful of this batter into hot oil and deep-fry on low flame. Do not use up all the batter in one go, fry in batches.
  • When the fritters turn brown, drain them on absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot.