Corn Fritters (Pakoras)

AuthorYashodhara G.
DifficultyIntermediate

For these corn fritters (pakoras), dry gram flour is used to coat and bind the corn together and then fried to a golden brown. Great with chutney or ketchup.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 3 ears fresh corn - cut from the cob, or 10 oz package of frozen corn - thawed and coarsely chopped
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeños (hari mirch) - cut into ¼” round slices
 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (dhania) - chopped
 1 cup gram flour (basan) or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 1 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
 ½ tsp garam masala
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

1

In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, just until ingredients bind.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place a tbsp of the batter gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides.

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.

Ingredients

 3 ears fresh corn - cut from the cob, or 10 oz package of frozen corn - thawed and coarsely chopped
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeños (hari mirch) - cut into ¼” round slices
 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (dhania) - chopped
 1 cup gram flour (basan) or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 1 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
 ½ tsp garam masala
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

Directions

1

In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, just until ingredients bind.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place a tbsp of the batter gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides.

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.

Corn Fritters (Pakoras)

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