Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

A tasty starter that is really popular here in the UK. This recipe is from a Madhur Jaffrey book that I bought 1/2 price in a sale. Although these are best served warm my youngest DD prefers them cold and I must agree with her that they are just as tasty cold. They are delicious served with a mint raiata or chilli sauce. Prep time does not include the standing time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break the egg into a bowl and beat well, add 4 tbs water and the lemon juice. Mix, add the flour and mix well with a whisk. Put in the spices, coriander leaf and chilli if using. Mix well and set aside for at least 10 minutes or longer. Mix again with a whisk. The batter should be of a fairly thick, droppable consistency.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or deep fat fryer over a medium heat. A minimum of 3 inches is required in the centre of a wok. When the oil is ready, put the onions in the batter and mix – this is always best done just before cooking.
  3. Take heaped tsp of the batter and drop into the hot oil. Use all the batter this way. Stir and fry the fritters for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove and drain on kitchen paper and serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

Brilliant. All I did differently was to add 1tsp of baking power for a lighter texture. Great recipe, better than most restaurants!

5 5

Thanks for posting this great recipe. We loved them. I served them with Cilantro Chutney. My husband asked if I hired the local Indian Chef!!