May 30, 2008

Fresh Corn Pakodi/Patties..

Well, its the season of Corn. I was looking for some easy snack recipes with it and came across this one at Vahrehvah.com.

The first time I made it last week when my friends were over, but that time they turned out pretty hard as I added too much flour to make the batter thick and hold shape.

Today I tried it again and instead of adding flour, I decided to use bread crumbs for the binding. The patties turned out to be great in taste, even my son liked them a lot ( ya, usually it takes a lot to get him to eat something which I take pains to make ;) .

So here goes..

Ingredients

Fresh Corn - 1
Green Chillies - 2
Dalia /Putani/ Split dehusked Chana Dal - 1/4 cup or more
Mint Leaves - a handful
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 piece
Garlic - 2 cloves
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Bread Crumbs - as needed for binding. Alternatively, use maida/all-purpose flour.
Oil - to fry
Salt - to taste

Method

- Using your knife, scrape the kernels off the corn. Just hold the corn vertically with one hand and run your knife through it with the other. Keep aside.
- In a mixie/blender, add the dalia, green chillies, cilantro, ginger, garlic, garam masala powder, and jeera and pulse till a dry coarse mixture is formed. DO NOT ADD WATER during this.
- While still retaining the mixture in the mixie, add the scraed corn also to it and pulse again till its all well combined but the mixture is still slightly coarse.
- Remove from the mixie into a bowl ( it might be little wet at this point). Add salt and bread crumbs/all purpose flour accordingly so that the mixture holds and you are able to hold shape.
- Now, take a small ball of mixture, flatten it with the palm of your hand and place on hot tawa. Drizzle oil all around and on top of it. When one side is browned, turn and fry till done on other side too.

- Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.


Note: Deep frying gives them get a better color, but I made the shallow fry ones so that little less oil. So you can use the same mixture and make slightly thick and oval shape patties or balls and deep fry them till they turn golden brown in color.

I found bread crumbs give a better taste than flour, so I prefer bread crumbs.

Even though these vadas here don't look as good as the deep-fried version, they were very good in taste. So do try them :)..

This is my contribution to Mansi Desai's Monthly Mingle event - Appetizers, originated by Meeta of What's for lunch, honey.

Also, a big hug and heartfelt thank-you to dear Meera and Purnima for passing me the Good Chat Award. Its a really cute award I think. I'm honored to be in your circle of Chat friends :). Thank-You once again..

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17 Comments:

Mansi Desai said...

yummy! looks delicious, and I'm sure it smells great too with all that mint! thanks so much for sending it to MM maya!:)

Asha said...

Corn and mint is great combo, use Japanese Panko next time. It's so crunchy!:)
I know! Don't you hate it when we work so hard in this heat and then kids say "I don't want it" even before they taste the snack? :D
Looks great, may be it will fit Bee's Yellow CLICK food?
Enjoy your weekend, see you Monday and enjoy the Chat award too!:)

Hetal said...

yummy recipe,I love corn wadas and ur non fried version is good.

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect appetier..I should try this sometime

Cynthia said...

I simply love corn and I am intrigued by the spice combo used here with it.

Pooja V said...

Mint n corn must be delicious smelling. I have corn pattice on my blog but without mint. Loved this version :).

Srivalli said...

those patties look yum!..very colourful...even my daughter most times will say no before even eating it...so we make her and then pass the comment!..:)

notyet100 said...

looks tasty,..nice entry for the event,..

Purnima said...

Congrats on ur Award Maya!! Those corn patties look great! I can relate to the situation of great pains no gains thing...for feeding kids..
Hey even I liked the chef Sanjay Thumma, few weeks ago bumped thru google on his video, i made palak paneer using his recipe, then i even surfed to find this corn patties, bookmarked n forgot..heee..now that u have posted shall surely make them...tks a lootttttt! Hv a great wkend!

Happy cook said...

I have never made something like this with corn and it looks so delicious

delhibelle said...

I love anything with corn, and your patties look good ! BTW, did u use yellow sweet corn or regular white corn ?

Nithu said...

Wow, nice entry. Photos are too good. Looks yummy.

ranji said...

congrats on ur award maya!!these corn patties looks really delcious and yummmmm..lovely entry.

Arundathi said...

i'm a big fan of breadcrumbs and toasting on the tawa over deep frying - the taste is almost always fresher and cleaner - and so much more healthy. these look great...

bhags said...

love the idea of corn patties....nice to use the inseason corn

Shankari said...

Bread crumbs,corn, mint- I am sold!

Meera said...

Really delicious. I loved the first picture a lot. Thanks for mentioning the website vahrevah - I will check it out.