Corn fritters / makai ke pakode

         This is a signature dish of a good friend of mine!!She has made this for several potlucks and get togethers and has always been a hit among our friends. I have brought corns many times to make this particular fritters, but it has  always ended up in something else. But this time, I had reserved just one cob to make this fritters which made around eight pieces. But it tasted so good and I wish I had made more of them.

        And before we go to the recipe here is small note on microwaved corn which is a instant snack for kids. I usually place the corn on microwave safe dish along with some water and microwave this at 100% for 4-5 minutes until the kernels becomes soft. Then rub some salt and lemon juice over this and serve it whole. My kid loves this!!

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Corn fritters / makai ke pakode Yum

Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
  • 3 Corn /maka 4 cobs with kernels
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic green chillies paste
  • 1/2 cup Besan / chickpea flour kadali maavu- or more
  • to taste Salt
Course snack
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
  • 3 Corn /maka 4 cobs with kernels
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic green chillies paste
  • 1/2 cup Besan / chickpea flour kadali maavu- or more
  • to taste Salt
  1. Red chilly powder- 1tsp (only if you feel the heat of green chillies is insufficient for your taste buds)
  2. Garam masala- 1tsp(optional)
  3. Cinnamon clove powder- 1/2tsp(optional)
  4. Oil for deep frying
  5. Coriander leaves- 1tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Grate the corn. Then add the besan or chick pea flour. ( When you grate the corn, there is lot of water present in it, so add equal amount of the chick pea flour so that you obtain a semi solid paste.) Now add the ginger garlic paste, spice powders(whichever you prefer to add according to your taste) and salt. Last add the coriander leaves and mix well. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is very hot, pick a small blob of batter with your fingers and place it in the oil slowly. Deep fry them till they turn a golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with green chutney or just tomato ketchup.
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  1. Pakora looks absolutely perfect for tea time.. Love the presentation very much..Sunanda’s Kitchen

  2. Jayashree

    I like all the masala ingredients you’ve added for flavour.

  3. This looks great. easy for the kids to handle as well.

  4. Priya Suresh

    Looks prefect,crispy and wonderful snack, fantastic finger food..

  5. Prathibha

    lovely snack soumya..u mentioned u got 8 fritters n there r only 7 in dat pic..n I know whr is dat 8th one gone??ha ha..:)

  6. Pari Vasisht

    Great looking fritters, I make them using the flour, will try ur version sometime now.FOODELICIOUS

  7. My SIL does the same too but in a little different way ..I have this to post too …looks yum

  8. lata raja

    Having a grey sky just outside my window,as I read this….cannot help but wonder if I had them now:)They look lipsmacking good!

  9. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Great looking fritters…cant wait to try them…

  10. My mom makes wonderful makai pakodas…your post is making me crave for this, but have to wait till 2 more months to go to India and enjoy this at my mom’s place.

  11. jeyashrisuresh

    delicious and perfect snack to munch ontea time

  12. Priya Yallapantula

    What a lovely tempting golden color.

  13. That’s a great tea time snack esp when it it is raining 🙂

  14. Mouthwatering here, super delicious pakode,yumm!

  15. Never thought of makai pakodas…Sounds yummy


    Nice recipe,great tea time snack too!

  17. Deepthidigvijay

    You hv got very wonderful sapce….plz visit my space when time permits…I’m ur happy follower now……DeepthiDigvijayGood Food RecipesCoffe With Me Deepthi

  18. Pakodas look so yummy and tasty.VardhiniVardhinisKitchen

  19. an awesome and all time favorite snack of ours, too..just love it

  20. Sharmilee! :)

    Corn fritters is a lovely idea…looks yum

  21. Can I come by your place to eat it, love the recipe :)US Masala

  22. Hari Chandana

    I love this recipe.. looks simply superb !!Indian Cuisine

  23. Rocío Conesa


  24. The Breakfast Lover

    It looks interesting! its so good to get the recipe!

  25. Wow!!! A perfecr evening snack during rainy days… Loved it. First time here and u have a great space…. Following you..

  26. Hi, thanks for the recipe. When you say to grate the corn, do u mean to take the kernels off the cob then blend them? Also can we use frozen or canned corn for the recipe? Thanks again

  27. Sowmya Madhavan

    @KamalThanks for your comment. I grated the corn kernels directly from the cobs. You can grind the frozen corn kernels and use them too.


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