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Pepper Pakoras

(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.)