Winters in Texas can be erratic with extremely cold temperatures giving way to bouts of warm Spring-like temperatures immediately followed by dark, cloudy rainy days that give way to colder temperatures.
On such grey cold evenings, we Indians always enjoy a deep-fried snack with a hot cup of tea while staying indoors. One snack that we enjoy here are the onion fritters, that requires minimum ingredients and the least amount of time. Everyone has their own recipe and this is the way I make mine.
Onion-1 large, sliced
Salt- to taste
Red pepper powder-to taste
Carom seeds(ajwain)-1 tsp
Besan(chickpea flour)-2-4 tbs
Curry leaves-10, chopped roughly
Water-a few tsps
Vegetable oil-enough to deep fry the fritters
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
1. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
2. Mix together all the ingredients with clean hand and use a sprinkle of water to make sure the slices of onions are coated with the besan mixture.
3. Grab a portion of the mixture and slowly and carefully drop it the hot oil, while separating the slices of batter-coated onions with your fingers.
4. Flip the fritters once the oil stops bubbling and the bottom looks golden brown.
5. Let the other side cook and turn golden brown and crispy too.
6. When done, remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
7. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with a cup of hot tea.