Crispy Corn Snack

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.

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Crispy Corn Snack

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  sweet corn


  • CJ’s Food & Discovery

    Hi Sailu,

    Oh boy, this is one of my favorite snack with all the peanuts, etc. I have a ziploc bag that is empty can I come over and get some… yummy!


  • sailu

    Cj,come over…:)

    Ilva,its a great tasting snack.

  • Ilva-Lucullian delights

    Sounds really good!

  • Paz

    Love corn! Will add this to my list of recipes to try! Thanks, Sailu!


  • Rorie

    What a delicious sounding snack! Great post!

  • arun

    hi sailu, today i cooked potato fry and kodi guddu pulusu from ur foods.

  • Paz

    I’ve tagged you for the Seven meme here.

    I hope you can participate but if you’d rather not, I understand.

    Happy blogging!


  • News Reader

    Oh,it’s tasty even when I am reading.
    Please post more recipes of such kind

  • Lera

    sounds spicy and tasty!

  • Melissa CookingDiva

    it sounds deliious! I have never thought of preparing it that way—now, I´ll change that! Hugs,

  • Ajay


  • Ilva-Lucullian delights

    Here i am again, just wanted to tell you that I tagged you for a meme! You do as you please!

  • sailu

    Thank you,Paz & Rorie.

    Arun,I hope you enjoyed them.I’m sure you did..:)

    Thanks for dropping by ,Newsreader.I hope to post more such recipes.

    Yes,Lera & Ajay,abs yummy!!

    Coming from a seasoned chef like you,Melissa…I’m flattered.The corn tastes great prepared this way.

    Paz & Ilva got me!

  • stef

    our filipino version is called “cornik” — lots of MSG though, at least the commercial version — i’ve got to try yours sometime.

  • Zoubida

    Hi Sailu,
    Do you use fresh corn? I suppose you do. Corn season is so short here and it’s not before August… Corn is very popular in our house too.

  • Rizwana Warsia


    Crispy corn is one of my favourite dish. U know whenever i go out n have crispy corn i really used to think i wish i cud have the recipe. i searched so many recipe websites but at last i found it here. i’m really happy to c this recipe here. well i am gonna try this out soon.Thanks!

    Your welcome, Rizwana..:)

  • Siddarth Reddy

    Hey Sailu,

    Thanks a lot…been searching for this recipe for a long time.
    Finally got it. Now without wasting much time i will go and prepare it.
    This is one of my fave snacks n any resto i go, this has to be there on the order 🙂

    Thanks again…

    Your most welcome, Siddarth..:)

  • Swarna

    Hi Sailu,
    Just one doubt.
    Do you have to steam cook the corn before frying?Could you explain that please ..
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes 🙂

    There is no need to steam cook the corn, Swarna.

  • Nithu

    Hi Sailu garu!
    Tried this dish n came out awesome!!
    thank q so much!

  • Subhashini

    pls lemme know the substitute for egg.

  • Kiran

    what if we are vegetarians. What to use instead of egg?

  • Raji

    Hi Sailu,

    where did you use maida in this recipe.

  • alekya

    let me know wat is the substitute for egg

  • mrunalini

    i tried the dish and i liked the taste but the kernels were sticking together and the final product was like balls of clubbed up kernels….sailu could you please tell me were did i go wrong and what to do?? thank you

    • Sailu

      Add very little water to the batter before deep frying. While placing the corn batter into the hot oil, do not drop like pakodas but drop very little corn kernels into the hot oil. While deep frying see that the kernels do not stick to each other by using the ladle. Hope this helps.

  • hima

    can u pls tell me the substitute for egg

    • Anonymous

      Omit egg and follow rest of the recipe.

  • hima

    can u pls tell me the substitute for egg