Monday, 2 April 2012

Baby Corn Fritters (Maami's Corner/Party menu)

This can be served as starters at a party. Also, chicken, prawns or cauliflower can be substituted in the recipe.

Baby corn: 10 (If big, slit into 2)
Plain flour/maida: half a cup
Corn flour: 3 tbsps
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Baking soda: a pinch
Oil: to deep fry + 1 tbsp
Soy sauce: 2 tsps
Vinegar: 1 tbsp
Red chilli paste: 1 tsp
Spring onion: 3 stalks
Capsicum: 1 cut into thin stripes
Garlic: 2 tsps crushed
Sugar: 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Make a batter with plain flour, corn flour, pepper powder, salt & water (should be of a dropping consistency).
Add a pinch of baking soda. (Alternately, instead of adding baking soda, make the batter with liquid soda.)
Heat oil; dip each piece in batter & deep fry.
Heat 1 tbsp in another pan, add crushed garlic, fry till fragrant and add spring onion & capsicum.
Sauté well & add the chilli paste, soy sauce & vinegar.
Add sugar & salt to taste.
Mix well & stir in the fried corn.
Coat well with sauce & serve.

If serving for a party, keep sauce & fried baby corn ready & toss both together only before serving, otherwise it will become soggy.  


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