Boil the salt fish for about 10 minutes to remove some of the salt.
Remove skin and bones; wash and squeeze the saltfish and break into small pieces.
Cook the onions, garlic, tomatoes, chive and thyme in oil until slightly brown.
Add the flaked salt fish and hot pepper and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the water all at once, if dough is still dry when mixed, add enough water to make smooth dough. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rest for ½ hour
Divide dough into small balls (makes about 12 balls). Roll ball of dough out on a floured board to ¼ inch thick in a round shape.
Fry in hot oil (do not deep fry), turn once and drain on kitchen paper. Serve cool.