Looking for how to make sweet corn pakoda? Here is an easy, crispy corn pakoda recipe. Coat corn kernels with rice flour, season to taste and deep fry.
Couple of years ago when I was in India, I visited an aunt. Her maid or helper in the kitchen made yummy pakodas and she kept on asking us how it tasted over and over again. We thought that was a little strange. My aunt then told us the reason.
Helper saw these pakoda on a cooking show and experimented on us, and was trying to get an honest feedback from us. She also gave us the recipe and I was least bother to note it down, as I usually don’t make deep fried food that much. All I remember from the recipe is sweetcorn and rice flour.
When Srivalli announced the marathon, I made a list of starters I have not posted here and I remembered this recipe. How can an Indian party be complete without deep fried food? Since those pakodas were very good, I gave it try and turned out pretty good!
In the picture, if you notice closely, you will see that the right most three pakoda are flatter and have a nice round shape the rest don't. I made those 3 (actually I made 4 and eat one) pokadas without adding any water to the batter and used my fingers to shape it. To the remaining batter, I added some water and I liked the pakoda made with the later better than the former.
Cooking Time: 10 - 15 minutes
- 1 cup frozen Sweet Corn Kernels (Canned corn might work too. My aunt's helper used fresh sweet corn)
- 5 Green Chilies chopped (adjust to your taste)
- ¾ - 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
- ¼ teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
- ¼ cup Rice Flour
- 1 ½ - 2 tablespoon Water
- Oil for deep frying
- Thaw sweet corn in microwave for 90 seconds. You need not add any water and need not squeeze out the water once it is thawed.
- Heat oil in a pan or a kadai for deep frying.
- To thawed corn, add salt, green chilies, cilantro, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
- Add rice flour to bind all the ingredients together.
- Add 1 ½ to 2 tablespoon water to make the batter. I took the above picture before adding water.
- Once oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Using a spoon, drop the batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown. I fried them in two batches.
- Serve them with your favorite sauce. I ate them with any sauce.