‘Chilli Bites’ is a snack that comes from South African Cape Malay heritage. We serve this dish as part of our starter menu, with our homemade Sweet Chili Sauce.


  • 11/2 cups Chickpea flour
  • ½ cup regular flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp red chili chopped
  • 1 large potato, coarsely grated
  • 1 large onion, coarsely grated
  • 2 handfuls finely chopped fresh coriander



  • Sift all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the above.
  • Mix in enough water to make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a large fryer; add a heaped teaspoonful of this mix to the oil.
  • Turn over when they are golden brown.
  • Once the other side is golden brown, remove and drain on absorbent paper.

Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce