Cut the red onions into thin slices and add into a bowl
Add the spices to the onions and mix until evenly incorporated
Add the gram flour and the rice flour then mix until well combined
Gradually add the water and mix until well combined – do not leave the batter to sit and fry immediately otherwise the batter will become runny
Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot – to test this you can add a small ball of the batter into the pan, and it should rise with tiny bubbles surrounding it
Gently add the pakoras into the pan using a tablespoon or your hands – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow them to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown on the other side
Serve alongside a dip of homemade green chutney and enjoy!