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Indian Crunchy Corn Fritters

syginde1's picture
Indian style crunchy corn fritters make for a yummy and delicious treat!
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Besan 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (chickpea flour/gram flour)
  Rice flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Corn kernels 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 4 , finely chopped
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Fresh ginger 1⁄2 Inch, finely chopped (peeled)
  Chopped cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil/Canola oil 200 Milliliter (For frying)

In a large pot of salted water, add the fresh corn kernels and bring to a vigorous boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes until tender. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside to cool until needed.

If you are using frozen corn kernels, these can be easily microwaved for 2-3 minutes on medium power (this will vary dependent upon your microwave). The corn should be sweet and tender, drain well in a colander and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well to combine all the spices, salt, pepper, besan and rice flour. Add the water and mix well with a whisk to create a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to a slightly thickened crepe batter.

Next, add the cooled and well drained corn kernels. Add the green chilies, onion, ginger and cilantro. Combine well; the batter should be able to stand on a tablespoon. Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium-high heat (about 2-3 inches of oil at 375 degrees F).

Drop large tablespoons into the hot oil making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to fry them in small batches. Fry until golden brown on all sides, drain well and sprinkle with a little salt while still hot.

Serve hot with any variety of dipping sauces or chutneys. They make a delicious appetizer or snack.

Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
This is my very own “Indianized” version of a wonderfully delicious Indonesian recipe (Perkedel Jagung). Crunchy and spicy corn fritters are always an instant hit when entertaining or as an afternoon snack with tea. These corn fritters are so addictive that my guests can hardly wait until I am done frying! I recommend using fresh corn kernels when in season, but frozen corn will work just as well in a pinch. Just make sure to drain the kernels well and remove any excess water.

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Catarina M's picture
These were absolutely delicious!
Matt Colletti's picture
These were fantastic, very flavorful & fairly simple to make. We will be making these again & again! I will be trying some more of your recipes.
Meera Shanbhag's picture
These were delicious, served them as an app -- fantastic recipe, thank you!
Samina.Tapia's picture
Add them to a spicy Khadi (gram flour and buttermilk curry) and you can serve it a a main course with rice as well. Simply delicious.
Maryam Behrouz's picture
TO DIE FOR -- just fantastic! I'm loving your food more & more everyday!
Indian Crunchy Corn Fritters Recipe