Margarita's International Recipes



Fried Dumplings


Bara are chickpea flour fritters. They are very light and tasty, though they are too dry to eat alone. You definitely need to accompany them with chutney. I didn't have any so I improvised with a sweet mustard, but I'll definitely buy some chutney to make them again.

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  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped scallot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • water
  • oil for frying


Sift together the flours, baking powder and salt into a medium size bowl. Add the chopped onion, scallot, garlic and curry powder and mix well. Add enough water to make into a workable batter.

Heat 1" of oil in a frying a pan over high heat. Spoon batter onto the hot oil and deep fry, turning, until golden. Serve with achar or chutney.

Adapted from a recipe at Guyana Dining.

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