Appetizers & Snacks

Corn-Peanut Fritters With Mango-Mint Chutney





For the Corn-Peanut Fritters:-

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Ingredients:- [Serves 2]

  • 2 cups fresh white corn kernels [ you can use frozen variety too]
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts, skinned & slightly roasted
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 Thai green chillies [adjust to taste]
  • 1 fat garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro/parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor [dry mango powder]
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi [dried fenugreek leaves]
  • 6 tbsp besan/chickpea flour [ or as required to make a thick batter]
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying [ I use canola]

  • Using a mortar & pestle, coarsely crush the roasted peanuts.Set aside.
  • Keep 1/2 cup of corn kernels aside.
  • To the food processor jar, add 1-1/2 cups of corn and pulse 8-10 times.We do not need a paste, just a chunky mix.If using thawed,frozen kernels, you might need to add a tbsp of water while processing.
  • Transfer the kernels to a medium bowl.Add the crushed peanuts, remaining kernels,scallions,garlic, green chillies, cilantro & all the spices except salt to the bowl.With the help of the spoon, gently mix to combine.
  • Add the chickpea flour next and combine to make a batter.Since fresh corn kernels are very juicy, you will need to ration the flour quantity as per requirement.Start with 4 tbsp of flour.If the liquid from corn makes the mixture too wet, put in additional flour.
  • Heat oil on medium in a fryer /deep-frying pan/kadhai.The indian way of checking if oil is ready or not is by putting little batter in the heated oil; if it sizzles right to the top without turning brown, oil is ready.
  • Add the salt just before frying & combine.With the help of hand or a spoon, tip in small portions of the batter into the heated oil in a single layer.Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry on medium heat, flipping in between for even cooking till the fritters are golden brown on all sides.
  • Remove  with the help of a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels.Repeat the process for the entire batch.
  • Serve hot with mango-mint chutney
    and chai.

For the Mango Mint Chutney:-
Ingredients :-
  • 1 cup green mango, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 Thai green chillies [adjust to taste]
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
Method:- Put everything in a blender and churn till smooth.If needed, add a tbsp or more of water.Transfer to dry jars/bowls and keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Linked to “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans.”

51 thoughts on “Corn-Peanut Fritters With Mango-Mint Chutney

  1. You are SO funny! You cracked me up reading about deep fried food. I love it and my son loves it…I think our whole family loves it!! I try to minimize deep frying by once a week or once every 2 weeks. Is that too much? Maybe…but non-deep fried Japanese food is pretty simple and we eat most of the time so that’s my excuse. Your fritters look DELICIOUS. I never thought of the combination of corn and peanut though. Crunchy texture seems very addicting, and mango mint chutney is irresistible. Sigh. Wish I can have a bite now.

  2. That looks d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s . Amazing! There something so comforting about fried food. I especially enjoy it around midnight – for some reason it seems more sinful and tastes all the better :D.

  3. brother and husband would totally agree with you..the dirt enhances the taste…
    I would kill to live in that world of yours too..uh if only
    Those fritters look AMAZING I love the combination of corn and peanuts ..yum

  4. I can happily thrive on fried foods…but blame it on my increasing waistline which expands even if I drink water…I try to restrict myself. But I would love to eat these delicious chunky looking fritters and would walk an extra mile.

  5. This is a fantastic recipe. I loved the ingredients used in the fritters. The shots do complete justice to the recipe as well. Each shot is better than the other. 🙂

  6. Those fritters look particulöarly scrummy! Anything containing peanuts draws my attention. The chutnes must be delicious too.



  7. Yep! I got my hand raised high for this one Tanvi 🙂 You are so inspiring me with your chutneys girl., I feel a big old cooking day at the farm coming on where some of your chutneys are definatly on the menu. Love the sound of this sort of food.

  8. How can I write Tanvi? I got my hands up !! As i’m a die hard fan of fried food :-p
    Loved the texture of these crunchy fritters. Want to grab few from the screen

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. You are a woman after my own heart Tanvi. The corn, the mango … All of these look just amazing. Next time you make some, send it my way. I love it all.

  10. you’re right-who doesn’t love fried food! this is so creative, tanvi. i want some right now dipped into that luscious chutney. 🙂

  11. finally i got some time to comment. I love the look of these fritters, and that chutney? oh my, it’s calling my name.

  12. Your fritters look amazing! Cookin’ Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other side dishes in this weeks Get Grillin’ event posted on both of our blogs.

  13. fried food on a rainy day is bliss…
    Athough i hate deep frying, i wouldnt mind if someone did it and served it 2 me. I did a similar paneer fritter recently..corn sounds like a good idea

  14. My hands and feet are raised right now for my love of fried food. These fritters look fantastic, Tanvi!! Gorgeous photos as well. 🙂

  15. Wow, what a gorgeous plate of fritters. I’m starting to dream up multiple ways to use that mango mint chutney. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in our online Get Grillin’ event.

  16. Yes, it would be nice if they did not give that message of being skinny all day every day!
    I love fried food and I love how this looks.I would like to get a deep fryer to use outside. I am sure if the house does not smell, I would be frying more! 🙂

  17. Oooh, Beautiful-Cute-Delicious fritters …and mango mint chutney….Please count me in. I can imagine the whole flavors mixed together- They look crispy-crunchy …just Heavenly ! My mouth is watering now 🙂
    Lovely post, Tanvi.

  18. I can never tell whether fried food makes me feel so bad because it’s fried or because of the social guilt associated with it. With this kind of delicious flavor and that awesome chutney to match, these fritters would make me feel nothing but satisfied!

  19. Hi! just stumbled upon your blog and I have bookmarked it…..I love your recipes and photographs! Will be trying quite a few. Enjoyed looking at all the mouthwatering pictures.

  20. My hands are up babe! street food Ah don’t even remind me about it Tanvi 2 yrs have not been to India and now i’m craving for those, i seriously don’t care about the dust and all, i think we are kind of immune to it, i usually don’t sick either. All the mango pic, you are showing of lately is making me sob, never have tried corn fitters would be nice to give it a try and btw sorry for being late in hoping to ur blog these days, i’m trying to catch up late since Mr studies is banging me 🙂

  21. I think I should be mad at you for making this while I was away on vacation and not on a computer. This looks crazy delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try. I guess I will stop being mad…I guess.

  22. Tanvi!
    Your photos were always beautiful – but I cannot believe the improvement – or maybe it is just me? Everything I am seeing here is stunning. These fritters definitely caught my eye…. as did everything else. The lamb, the chicken, so many things. My husband would love these. I have made them before, but not with peanuts. I love this addition – and with the raw nut.
    Your work is a joy to look at.

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