Shital's-Kitchen: Babycorn Fritters

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Babycorn Fritters

Babycorns: we just love them. Chopped in soups, stir fried with veggies, tossed in sauce, with noodles...they are good with all. Babycorn fritters have been my favorite since childhood. These were one of the popular appetizers at an Indo-Chinese restaurant in Mumbai more than 15 years back, and we would never fail to order and enjoy them. Infact I started making babycorn fritters at home too. Fresh babycorns became readily available in Indian markets. Almost every vegetable vendor sold fresh, tender babycorn in husks. Whenever we had guests over for dinner, this would be our quick and creative appetizer to serve. Buy babycorns in bulk, remove the husk, dip in the batter and fry: so easy!! My mom's favorite babycorn dish!

My in-laws too love them!! While they are here visiting us, it is time to make their favorite dishes. Yes, made everyone's favorite fritters with our Indochinese dinner.

This snack/appetizer is perfect for parties. Use a skewer and a theme mug to serve in style!

Fresh or canned babycorns.
I have never found fresh babycorns in America, so I always go with canned ones. 

Gently insert 1-2 inch skewers into each of the baby corns. You could also use toothpicks.

In a cup or a bowl: Mix 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida, 3 tbsp. rice flour, and 1 tbsp. cornstarch.
Add 1/2 tsp. salt and around 3/4 cup water to make a thick batter. Mix well to get rid of any lumps formed. Add 1/2 tsp. ground pepper.

Ready to fry!

Skewers or toothpick makes it easy to dip babycorn into the batter and fry.

Dip each babycorn into the batter and fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown and crisp.

Crispy fried babycorn fritters ready to be served immediately. 
Sprinkle some chat masala over each of the fritters.
To keep the fritters crisp for the party, re-fry them when your guests are about to arrive. That way fritters remain crisp for longer time.

Use a fancy mug and serve in a fun and interesting manner.

Make them soon and post a picture on my Facebook page.


Quick Shopping List to make Babycorn fritters:
1 can whole babycorns (16-20 pieces)
1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida
3 tbsp. rice flour
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2-3/4 cup water to make batter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper powder
Oil for frying
Chat Masala to sprinkle


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