Sieve the flour, baking powder and chilli powder into a bowl.
Make a well in the centre, add the eggs and whisk those and the water into the flour to make a smooth batter.
Mix in the onions and chives.
Season with salt and pepper.
Just before serving, heat the oil to about 170c/325f.
Pop in dessertspoons of the onions and batter and fry for about 5 mins on each side, until golden, then drain on kitchen paper.
Serve with tomato and chilli sauce.
Tomato and Chilli Sauce:
Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer with the lid off for 10 mins, until reduced by half. Keeps for a week or two
I sometimes serve these with a tomato salsa
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