Maize,corn,mokkajonna,bhutta,….who doesnt love corn?I have such wonderful memories of amma roasting corn cobs and rubbing them with chilli pwd,salt and lemon juice especially during the monsoons.Eating piping hot corn on the cob is my kind of comfort food.Just love eating corn in all forms, be it corn bhel,corn chaat or flavoured ‘corn in a cup’ or just plain steamed corn kernels.I regularly prepare a healthy sprouts corn salad with fresh corn and sprouts which is healthy and a wholesome meal in itself.Corn is high-fibre food and is a good source of Vit B1, Vit B5,Vit C, Folate,phosphorous and manganese.
Crispy corn is a not-too-spicy snack that is prepared with corn kernels,egg,cornflour,ginger-garlic paste and pepper.This is something which can be made in a jiffy without much fuss and preparation..of course if the fresh corn kernels are cut off the cob already..:).That’s the only part which is time-consuming..peeling off the husk layers and removing the corn from the cobs.If you have some frozen corn it sure makes life easy..:)
1 ½ cups corn kernels
1 egg beaten slightly
enough cornflour to coat the corn kernels or seeds
1/2 tbsp maida (all-purpose flour)
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
oil for deep-frying
pinch of pepper pwd/chilli pwd (optional)
chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Mix together the corn kernels, egg, cornflour, maida, garlic-ginger paste and salt such that the steamed corn is well coated with this mixture.
Heat oil in a vessel and deep fry the corn over high heat until golden brown.Drain on absorbent paper.
Sprinkle pepper pwd/chilli pwd and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Note:You can try this variation.Fry some chopped spring onions with a little tomato sauce in 1 tsp of oil and combine with deep fried corn and garnish with coriander leaves.Believe me,it’s a great tasting snack.