Onion – 1 cup (sliced very thin)
Gram flour- 1 cup
Rice flour-1/4 cup
Curry leaves- 4 to 5 leaves
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
oil- 2 tbsp
Green chillies-1 (minced)
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp – 1 1/2 tsp (according to your spice level)
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
salt- to taste
Oil for deep-frying
Slice onion into very thin strips.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. (add red chilli powder according to your spice level) Add onion, minced chilli and 2 tsp oil to this mixture and combine everything well.
Sprinkle very little water (1 to 2 tbsp) and mix. Mixture should not come to a dough consistency, it should just come together when pressed gently.
Heat oil in a frying pan and take a ping-pong ball size mixture in your hand, press very gently and drop into the oil slowly.
Fry until golden brown and remove and place them on a paper towel. (Do not shape or press the dough mixture too hard while dropping into the oil). The long strips of onion slightly coated with flour gives a wonderful crunchy texture.
Enjoy with tomato ketchup or just plain!