We love the taste of fresh home cooked Daltjies! A South African treat, anytime of the day!

Its made from chickpea flour or gram flour and spices, it’s deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Muslims love to fry them as boeka treats during the fast. There’s no rocket science to making chilli bites, it’s a few simple spices with some fresh herbs and chilli.

Here’s a simple recipe to follow


  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp cake wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 green chillies use less if you prefer
  • 1 small onion
  • 100ml water
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Add in the coriander, chilli and onion
  • Add a little water at a time until your batter is a dropping consistency. Add more water if required
  • Deep Fry in hot oil on a medium temperature until golden brown and serve with a sauce of your choice