(by Raj Anderson)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large potato, thinly sliced
1 T. cumin seeds
pinch of salt
1 T. garam masala
1 t. chili powder (more if desired)
1 t. curry powder
2 T. fresh coriander, chopped
5 T. gram flour (also known as chickpea or besan flour)
water, as needed
vegetable oil for frying
salt and ground black pepper
*Mum's secret: Add a few squirts of Heinz tomato ketchup and Heinz brown sauce to the mixture.
In a bowl, mix onion, potato, cumin seeds, salt, garam masala, chili powder, curry powder, and coriander.
Stir in the gram flour, and mix by hand.
Add water, a little at a time, until a soft dough forms.
Add oil in to a depth of about 1 inch in a deep frying pan over medium-low heat.
Drop the dough by tablespoons into the hot oil and fry until golden.
(Test one first to see if more spice is needed.)
Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
(Read Digging Deeper, the story that accompanies this recipe.)