Saturday, November 3, 2012

Onion Straw Fritters

This recipe has been completely ignored since the end of July when I posted the recipe for Zucchini Fritters.  It's the sister recipe I did with the same batter mix.  They are kind of like a spicy onion rings, but we did not cut them into rings.  You can of course.  I garnished My Mother's Yellow Rice  recipe with them and it was a big hit.

1/2 cup gram flour (chickpea flour) or more as needed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp red chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbs cumin seeds
1 cup soda water chilled or more as needed
1 1/2 lbs onions cut into thick slices
oil for frying

Slice onions.  Then mix batter with all above ingredients (except oil for frying).  Taste the batter to see if you need to add any additional spice.  You want the batter to be like a pancake batter so you can dip the onion in it to coat.  I actually added more chickpea flour and and adjusted the liquid to get the right coating consistency.

Heat oil to medium high heat. Gently add each dipped and battered onion to the oil separately. Fry until all sides are golden brown and drain on a paper towel.  Sprinkle with salt while hot if you like them a little saltier. Serve with desired dip.  See recipe for Yogurt mint dip: Yogurt Mint Dip or as a great topping for rice.

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