From Amma With Love
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.