Corn vadai is reminiscent of my childhood days in Hyderabad. I learnt to make this evening snack from my grandmother.
What you need
Raw corn - 500 gm
Chilli powder – 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
Fenugreek powder - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1/2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves – a few
Coriander leaves - a few
Refined oil – as required
Grind the corn in a blender to make a coarse mixture.
Add salt, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, chilli powder, cumin, asafoetida, finely cut curry and coriander leaves and mix well.
In a frying pan heat refined oil.
Take small quantities of the batter in your palm or on a plantain leaf, press into small vadas and deep fry in oil until they turn golden brown.
Serve hot with with chutney or sauce.
N. Leela is a homemaker interested in cooking vegetarian dishes, embroidery and hand work.