How to make Babycorn Fritters -

Batter-fried babycorns served with a sweet chilli sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Babycorns (बेबी कॉर्न), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Babycorn Fritters

Babycorn Fritters Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Babycorn Fritters Recipe

  • Babycorns 12-16

  • Sugar ¼ cup

  • Garlic chopped 1 cup

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + for dusting

  • Cornflour/ corn starch ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns a pinch

  • Drinking soda ½ cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Honey 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Slit babycorn lengthwise into halves.

Step 2

To make sweet chilli sauce, heat some water in a non-stick pan. Add sugar, stir and let it melt. Add garlic, mix well and boil for a minute.

Step 3

Add ½ teaspoon chilli flakes, mix well and simmer till the sauce thickens.

Step 4

Combine refined flour and cornstarch in a bowl and mix. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and remaining chilli flakes and mix well. Add drinking soda and whisk well into a smooth batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 6

Add honey to the sauce, mix well and cook on high heat for a minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 7

Dust babycorn in refined flour, dip in batter and deep-fry in hot oil till crisp and light brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Serve hot with prepared sweet chilli sauce.

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