How to make Corn Pops -

Corn kernels mixed with semolina and some aromatics, shaped into balls and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Corn kernels (मकई के दाने), Green capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Corn Pops

Corn Pops 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Corn Pops Recipe

  • Corn kernels 2-3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum seeded and cut into cubes 1 small

  • Red bell pepper seeded and cut into cubes 1 small

  • Yellow bell pepper seeded and cut into cubes 1 small

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Black peppercorns 3-4

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Onion layer half 1

  • Butter 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic cloves chopped 6-7

  • Processed cheese grated ½ cup


Step 1

Preheat oven at 240°C.

Step 2

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan. Add peppercorns and bay leaf.

Step 3

Insert cloves into onion layer to make a clout and add to the pan. let the milk simmer.

Step 4

To make white sauce, heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add refined flour, mix well and cook making sure that the flour doesn’t turn brown.

Step 5

Strain the milk and add to the pan. Keep mixing to avoid lumps. Cook till it thickens, whisking continuously.

Step 6

Add crushed peppercorns and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil and 1 teaspoon butter in another non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté well.

Step 8

Add capsicum, red pepper, yellow pepper and corn kernels and toss to mix. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and toss to mix. Sauté for a minute.

Step 9

Spread sautéed vegetables in a glass baking dish. Pour the white sauce on top and top with cheese.

Step 10

Place dish in preheated oven and bake for 3-4 minutes or till the cheese melts and the surface turns brown.

Step 11

Serve hot.

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