Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crispy corn

The temperature outside has been steadily dropping over the last few days. I am one of the few people who still go outside for a walk in the morning, but am not sure I will be able to do that for much longer, given how many layers of clothes I have to wear and how cold it still feels despite all those layers. Warm soups, adrak-wali chai (ginger tea) and crisp, deep fried snacks are what the stomach craves for every day.

Mainland China's crispy corn chilli pepper is something that I love and have ordered  every single time we've eaten there. I love how crisp yet juicy the corn is, and how beautifully it is presented in a fried fritter basket. Here's my version of this to-die for snack/starter.

What you need :
Frozen American sweet corn - 2 cups
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small, chopped fine
Spring onion(with greens) - 2, chopped fine
Green chilli - 2, slit into half
Juice of half a lemon
Oil - 2 tsp
Oil - to deep fry

Defrost the frozen corn. Remove it on to a paper towel, cover with another paper towel on top and gently press to remove moisture.  Transfer the corn to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the rice flour evenly over it so that each corn kernel has a fine coating of flour over it. Keep this aside for at least half an hour so that any excess moisture is absorbed by the flour.
Heat oil for deep frying. Fry handfuls of corn until crisp. Drain onto a paper towel and set aside.
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the green chillies, onions and spring onions and saute for a few minutes. Add the fried corn to it along with salt and lemon juice. Mix well. Serve hot.
This is my second post for BM#45 under the theme healthy tea time snacks.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45


Pavani N said...

OMG Jayashree, that cold already. Hopefully the winter is not going to be as brutal as last year.
That crispy corn looks colorful and yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

Sounds like one yummy and chatpata snack.

Manjula Bharath said...

So delicious snack and I wud love to finish the bowl :)

Srivalli said...

We can have this anytime right..looks good..

Srividhya said...

Simple and easy.. drooling here

Harini-Jaya R said...

Wow! love those crispy golden cuties!! Perfect for the weather here!

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum, my kind of snacks, i can have anytime.

Chef Mireille said...

I love corn and this preparation looks so delicious

Kalyani said...

Deep fried delights - perfect for the winter .. Thought u were based out of bangAlore Jayashree ;)) that cold already there ??