(by Sutapa Biswas)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
large handful of fresh coriander, chopped
chilies, to taste
pinch of salt
pinch of turmeric
gram flour, also known as besan or chickpea flour
oil for frying
Mix onion, pepper, coriander, chilies, salt, and turmeric.
Add enough flour to form a thick batter.
Heat oil in a kadai or other deep pot
Drop mounds of batter, and fry until golden, turning once.
Drain on paper towels.
(Read A Passage From India, the story that accompanies this recipe.)