Indian Corn Pakoda


A quick evening snack recipe with sweet corn made Andhra-style. I made these spicy sweet corn pakoda some time back on a weekend. They are crispy, flavorful, and spicy. I know I have been sharing a lot of fried snacks for some time now. Very soon my kids' school holidays will end and hopefully, I will be able to share healthy recipes for kids.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
19 mins
30 pakodas


  • 1 ½ cups frozen sweet corn, rinsed and well drained

  • 2 green chile peppers, chopped

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons besan (chickpea flour), or more to taste

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon ground red chile pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch ground turmeric

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Pour sweet corn into a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Mix in chile peppers, onion, rice flour, besan, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, red chile pepper, cumin, turmeric, and salt.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Drop small scoops of the corn mixture into the hot oil; cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.


We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking corn pakoda. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 40mg 201%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.