Corn pakoda | Andhra style spicy sweet corn pakoda

By Swasthi on August 4, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Corn pakoda recipe – A quick evening snack recipe made with sweet corn, onions, spices and herbs. These andhra style crisp fried corn fritters are extremely delicious and addictive. I know I have been sharing lot of fried snacks for sometime now. Very soon my kids’ school holidays will end and hopefully I will be able to share healthy recipes for kids.

corn pakoda

I made these spicy sweet corn pakoda sometime back for a weekend snack. They turned crispy, flavorful and spicy. So I made them again for the blog to share with you all here.

They can be eaten on their own or with a chutney, coffee, tea or masala chai. You can also simply sprinkle some chaat masala and serve. They can also be eaten in a meal with your rasam rice or sambar rice.

These corn pakora also make an amazing party appetizer and will vanish in no time. This time we served these with the coconut chutney.

I have used frozen corn here. You can also use corn on the cob.

You may also like this collection of pakora recipes
Onion pakora
Mix veg pakora
Bread pakora

You may like to check more sweet corn recipes,
Sweet corn cutlet
Corn fried rice
Sweet corn chaat
Corn cheese sandwich
Sweet corn soup

How to make andhra style corn pakoda recipe

1. If using corn on the cob, boil them until tender. Using a knife scrape them off from the cob. I used frozen corn, So I rinsed them and drained well.

corn on the cob

2. Add them to a blender jar and pulse coarsely. 2 to 3 times is good enough. Do not over do this. Make sure all the corn are crushed else they may burst while frying.

blender jar

3. Next add the mixture to a bowl along with onions, green chilies, cumin, chopped curry leaves.

add onions, green chilies, cumin

4. Transfer besan, salt and garam masala. I used this mild andhra style garam masala. You can also use this more flavorful garam masala powder.

add besan, salt and garam masala

5. Add rice flour and chili powder.

Add rice flour

6. Mix well. The mixture must be like a dough and not batter. If it is soggy, then you can add more besan and rice flour in equal amounts.

The mixture must be like a dough and not batter

7. Heat oil in a kadai. When it is hot enough, drop small portions of this mixture. Fry until golden on a medium heat. Drain them on a kitchen tissue.

Heat oil in a kadai

Serve sweet corn pakoda hot with tea or chutney.

sweet corn pakoda recipe

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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients for corn pakoda

  • 1 ½ cups Sweet corn kernels
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp cumin or jeera
  • 2 to 3 tbsps besan / gram flour / senaga pindi
  • 2 to 3 tbsp rice flour or corn flour
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 onion small , thinly sliced
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 to 2 sprigs curry leaves or mint or pudina
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric or haldi
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • Oil for frying as needed


Preparation for corn pakoda recipe

  • To make sweet corn pakoda, you can use corn on the cob or frozen corn.
  • If using corn on the cob, cook them until soft. Scrape off the corn from the cob with a knife. If using frozen corn, just rinse them and drain very well. Make sure there is no moisture.
  • Pulse them coarsely few times in a mixer jar or food processor. The mixture has to be coarse.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except oil and mix. Adjust salt as needed.

How to make sweet corn pakoda

  • Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. 
  • Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping  a small portion of the mixture. The dough has to rise without browning quickly.
  • Drop small portions of this mixture to the hot oil.
  • Fry until golden stirring often. 
  • Drain them on kitchen tissues. Serve sweet corn pakoda hot or warm.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Corn pakoda
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I’ve made this recipes a few times and it’s always a hit! Is it possible to make the batter ahead of time and keep in the fridge overnight? I am bringing them to a lunch and was going to fry them in the morning.

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Thank you Swasthi, they turned out great. I also tried your aloo tikki recipe which also turned out great.

Namaste Swasthi Shrekanth, I have just made these corn pakoda. They are delicious and easy to make. You combination of just right amount of rice flour and besan made the pakoda crispy and the corn is very evident. My only problem is me, how to keep from eating them all. Thanks for a superb recipe. Now I am interested in trying more.

My kids love sweet corn.
Can I skip rice flour as I donot have it, or if i blend the rice and make powder, will taht work for me?
Thanks for a new idea for pakoras

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Hi swathi nice recipes

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Made these for the festival today. Turned out awesome