I once went to Absolute Barbecue in Bangalore and tried many varieties of non-vegetarian food, but I found one snack very tasty and impressive and it is a vegetarian one. The dish is “ Crispy corn ” which outstrips in taste on any of the snack items they served. Our group went for third and fourth helping due to its taste.
Later when we went to Barbecue nation we asked for the same crispy corn and they said we have “Golden fried Corn “which has same or even better in taste than Crispy corn (Might be our hunger made to think so), But one thing is for sure that the dish fried corn is the most loved dish out of all the vegetarian and Non vegetarians dishes they served.
I personally urge anyone who accompanies me to the either of the above two restaurants to try the fried corn. I was searching for the recipe of the fried corn from many sources and finally I find one which emulates the same taste of the fried corn from any of the above restaurants. The recipe I mentioned contains egg white and any vegetarians who do not wish to have egg can continue without adding egg. Egg here is added to give and extra crispness and stickiness. Corn flour will help the flour stick to corn kernels and gives enough crunchiness.
Just Some thoughts apart from Crispy Corn
Even though I am avid Non vegetarian, off late I am thinking of being a vegetarian. I feel bad killing the animals for our pleasure. I believe that all the living being has the right to live. Such tasty recipes are a help in pursuing vegetarianism. I will be adding more vegetarian recipes in the future.
Get the best corn from the market, probably the yellow ones. Carefully separate the corn from the corn cob and keep aside.
In a bowl mix Ginger Garlic paste, salt, chili powder, pepper powder, dried shallots and two teaspoons of beaten egg ( Optional for a vegetarians.).
Add water and make the batter in the consistency of dosa batter (towards watery side)
Add corn kernels in to it and coat the kernels with the batter properly so that all the sides of the corn is properly done.
In a separate bowl add 2 table spoons of corn flour, 2 tablespoon of Maida or All-purpose flour, one tablespoon of rice flour. Rice flour give extra crunch for the dish.( Add egg white which is optional) Mix it properly. Covering mix is ready
Now add the marinated corn little by little to the covering mix.
Ensure that marinated corn is properly coated with a layer of flour. Flour coating is an important part of the preparation and ensures the corn kernels are separate from each other and coated properly. To remove excess of flour, sieve the corn using a colander.
Option 1 : Fry
Now, in a frying pan heat the oil and add the corn kernels. Cover it with a lid as the corn pops and oil may splash on you. Once popping stops, open the lid and fry for some more time till it is golden brown in color. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove corn from the oil and keep in a tissue to get rid of the excess of oil. Remember to give some time to remove the excess of oil from the corn while removing from oil. I personally prefer the fried ones.
Option 2 : Bake
Alternatively as a healthy option, bake the corn in an oven at medium temperature for around 20 minutes.
Garnish the corn with freshly cut onion, thinly cut coriander leaves, chaat masala and some pepper powder and serve hot.
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