From Amma With Love


Chickpea Fritters

1 & 1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1 bunch of cilantro, chopped

1 sprig curry leaves

1 green chili pepper, finely chopped

1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped

1 tbs. butter, or nei (ghee)

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. ground red chili pepper

1 cup gram flour

1/4 to 1/2 cup cream of wheat or semolina (sooji) (*1)

pinch of baking soda

oil for deep frying

(*1): Cream of wheat makes the Pakkoda crisp.

Mix all the ingredients well ( except for the oil ) in a bowl and make the batter thinner than for pancake, like soft margarine.

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan or deep frying pan.

When the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil and fry them until golden in color.