Place the oil in a wok or deep frying pan on the stove to heat up (medium heat).
Sift the various flours into a large mixing bowl-ensuring that they are well combined.
Add the seed spices, salt, chilli, onion and spring onions.
Using the water (add more if necessary) make a batter of dropping consistency.
Once the oil is ready, drop about ½ teaspoon batter into the oil and if it comes up quickly your oil is ready.
Take about 2 tablespoons of the hot oil and pour over your batter and mix thoroughly.
Now you can drop spoons full of batter into the hot oil and allow to cook for a few minutes till golden brown-remove with a slotted spoon.
Serve with a tomato and chilli sauce or use as above in the chickpea curry.Recipe reprinted with permission of Usha Singh. See her blog Healthy Vegetarian Foods, for more recipes.