Bajiya (using red lentils)

1/2 cup red lentils
water to soak
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 ts. garlic
1 ts. ginger
2 Tbsp. cilantro
1/2 sm. chili

1. Soak the lentils for many hours; drain and blend in a food processor until the lentils are smooth.
2. Add the chickpea flour, garlic, ginger, and chili; blend until thoroughly mixed.
3. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the cilantro.
4. Drop teaspoon fulls into hot oil.
5. Remove using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towel.


  1. where i can get chickpea flour

  2. Which country do you live in? You can get it at any major supermarket, just check the international section.

  3. Sister Amina thank you for sharing your knowlage with others. I live in US and went to the supermarket to get chickpea flour. but i couldn't get it. any way i made today the Bajiye using black eye peas and it look grate but i did not test it yet becouse i am fasting.
    and jazakalahu khayran

  4. thank you so much tommy the bajiya i made is very yommy

  5. I was looking at the bajiya made with the black eyed peas, I was wondering why it looks different from the ones made with the lentils? My friend makes hers with the black eyed peas and it looks just like the ones you made with the lentils.
    My husband(he is somali) says that can add paprika to add the redish color.


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