Corn Fritters aka Bhutte Ke Pakode
Pakodas - A fried snack originating from Indian subcontinent,which is specially very popular during monsoons. Hot pakodas and chai is the best combination during the rains. Pakodas/ pakodi /Bhaiji /Bhajiya whatever you call it , have a special place in our hearts.
Since it just began raining in our region and fresh corns are available in abundance, let's make the best of it by making Bhutte ke Pakode, my absolute favorite.
Let's get cooking.
Corn Pakodas served with mint chutney and tomato ketchup.
1 1/2 Cup Corn Kernels/Grated Corn
1/2 Cup - Besan (Gram flour)
1 Green Chilly - Chopped/ Grated
1 tsp - Coriander seeds
1 tsp - Ajwain
1 tsp - Fennel seeds (Saunf Powdered)
1 tsp - Coriander Powder
1 tsp - Red chilli Powder
A pinch of Heeng(asfotedia)
Oil to fry
Salt to taste
In a blender jar coarsely blend the corn and green chilly and keep aside. Skip this step if you are using grated corn.
Now, in a big mixing bowl add the grated corn, green chillies, coriander seeds, ajwain, fennel seeds,coriander powder, red chili powder, heeng and salt. Mix all the spices well.
Add besan to the corn mix and mix it well until a thick lump free batter is prepared. Now warm oil to fry in a pan.
Now scoop out small portions of batter in the kadhai to fry. Fry on medium-high heat occasionally stirring to turn them over.
They should be rich golden brown when done. Strain excess oil and serve hot. Sprinkle some chaat masala over for added tang. Serve with mint chutney and tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
Closer look at the crunchy Corn Pakoda.
Pro - Tip : Do not add hot oil to the batter before frying the Corn Pakodas, as it will will make the Pakodas split in the oil while frying. Use a spoon to pour the batter in the pan for equal sized pakodas.
This is a very quick and simple recipe by my Grandmother. Writing her recipe brought so many memories of her, beating up a batch of these delicious pakodas. She loved to fill us with food, she'd often make Pakodas, Laddoos and Dhoklas, even when we would ask her not to. Once prepared, she would just keep the food right infront of us, she knew we wouldn't resist. That was her way of feeding evryone in the family. I hope her recipe works it's magic on you too.
Try making these mouth-watering Bhutte ke Pakode and you will be surprised at how soon they vanish. Devoting this post to my Grandmother who would always be ready to whip up some delicious pakodas with her magical pakoda batter ,which made the most tastiest pakodas.