Corn Fritters are crispy, deep-fried fritters a perfect snack or appetizer. Made with corn, and then gently mixed in gram flour and spices. Also known as corn pakora, these crispy fritters with tea and green chutney is one delicious way of enjoying sweet corn recipes. Here is an easy and simple corn fritter recipe with step by step pictures and video.
These sweet and spicy corn fritters can be served as a quick evening snack with onion pakora or paneer pakora. Corn fritters can be made with both fresh or frozen corn. I make this recipe with fresh corn, you can use frozen corn as well.
What are Corn Fritters
Corn Fritters or Corn Pakora is a tasty pakora recipe that is another variation of vegetable pakora. Usually, for making corn fritters sweet corn is used, and you can make a sweet or savory version as per your taste preference. I add grated potatoes, finely chopped onions, boiled sweet corns, grated sweet corn, green chilies, and few spices. It gives a spicy kick and that complements the sweetness of the corn and makes the best tasting fritters.
A popular snack to enjoy during rain or cold days pakoras have been among the favorite easy appetizer for a crowd or a party. Pakoras, Pakoda, bhajia are basically fritters made with gram flour, vegetables, and spices. So, at times of unexpected guest, you can quickly make pakoras and serve them in 20 minutes.
I like to enjoy hot pakodas during rain so you will see a lot of snack recipes on my website this monsoon. I like besan pakoras a little spicy so I have added a good amount of green chilies in this recipe. You can sprinkle less amount of chilies when serving to the kids.
Corn Fritters Recipe Step by Step Video
Which Corn Is Best for making Corn Fritters
Corn Fritters tastes best with sweet corn. American Corn or sweet corn is a hybrid variety of maize that has a rich flavor and is easily available in supermarkets. They are yellow in color and you can make simple and tasty recipes with both corn kernels and corn cob. Indian corn is also used to make a variety of savory recipes, though they are not easily available. I have made this recipe with American corn, (as it was available) you can use Indian corn if you wish.
Savoury Corn Fritters Ingredients
Corn pakoda is a delicious evening snack that comes together in minutes. When you are mixing the pakora batter, keep the batter thick. The ingredients you need to make corn pakoda is corn, potato, onion, green chilies, and coriander leaves.
For spices, you need coriander powder, pomegranate powder, salt to taste, and red chili powder.
For binding the pakoras together you need besan (gram flour and water).
To make corn pakora or corn fritters just take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients and the dry spices. Then, add besan and gently mix them. Add a little water and make a thick batter.
How To Deep Fry Fritters
I have mixed the pakora with gram flour as it adds crispiness and lightness to these fritters. The tip to perfectly fry pakoras is to make sure that the oil is hot. Only after that, you should gently pour the batter in the oil. Keep pressing the pakoras with a steel spatula (used for frying) and turn them in between. Then, deep fry them until they are golden brown, and when they are fried and crisp gently take them out. For detailed instructions and secret tips check these top 5 Techniques for Deep Frying.
Other Monsoon Special Pakoras and Fritters
On this rainy season, you can either make Paneer and Onion Pakoda, Egg Pakoda, Bread Pakoda, Ragi and Methi Pakoda or Palak Pakoda. For people who enjoy spicy pakoras do try 10 Spicy Pakoras Recipes For Monsoon.
- When you have grated the potatoes, keep them in a bowl of water to prevent the skin from turning black.
- Add a little amount of water in the batter. We need a thick batter and since vegetables leave water too, adding a lot of water will make the batter runny.
- Always fry the pakoras in medium flame. This allows vegetables like potatoes to cook well and still be crisp from the outside.
Corn Recipes You might Like to Try
- Corn fritters,
- Corn Aloo Tikki,
- Sweet corn soup
- Tawa Mushroom baby corn sabzi
- Bhutte ka Kees
- Corn Pakoda
Corn Fritters Recipe| Corn Pakora Recipe
- 200 grams Potatoes grated
- 50 grams Onion Chopped
- 100 grams Sweet Corn boiled
- 50 grams Corn
- 100 grams Chickpeas flour
- Oil For Deep Frying
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon Pomegranate
- Green Chilies Chopped
- Coriander Leaves Chopped
- Start with prepping for the corn pakora. First, start with grating the potatoes. Peel and grate potatoes and keep them in a bowl. (If you wish you can dip them in a bowl of water as well)
- Crush fresh corn in a mixer grinder and keep them aside.
- Next, finely chop onions and keep them aside.
- When you are done with the chopping of onions, take a mixing bowl and add grated potatoes (squeeze them well in case you have dipped them in water), onions, boiled sweet corn, grated corn, chopped green chilies, and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
- Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger paste, pomegranate powder, and salt to taste.
- Pour water in small amounts and mix all the ingredients well. Keep the batter aside.
- In a karahi, pour oil and heat it. When the oil starts to smoke gently drop the pakoras one by one in the karahi. Add 4-5 pakoras at a time and deep fry them ‘til they are golden brown.
- When the pakoras are well fried, switch off the heat and take them out in a plate.
- Sprinkle some chaat masala on fritters and enjoy them hot with green chutney and tea.