Step1 Slice onions thinly and take them in a mixing bowl also, add chopped green chillies.
Step2 If you do not have green chillies, then add red chilli powder. You can also add chopped coriander leaves if you want.
Step3 Add the spices - carom seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida, and salt.
Step4 Mix everything well. Cover and keep the onion, chillies and spice mixture aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step5 The onions would release water and then you can add water as required in the batter. add gram flour (besan).
Step6 Add the required amount of water to make the medium-thick batter.
Step7 Stir the whole mixture very well with a spoon or with your hands. The batter is ready to be fried.
Step8 In hot oil, add spoonfuls of the batter.
Step9 When the pakora is a bit cooked, turn over with a slotted spoon and continue to fry.
Step10 Fry them till they look crisp and golden.
Step11 Serve onion pakoda with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.