Corn Cutlet

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Corn Cutlets

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 15 of the above size

Corn is available almost all year round and in different varieties like the American sweet corn, baby corn, corn kernels, the usual butta varietyetc. I have used the American sweet corn which can be even eaten raw since it is not only tender but also sweet as its name suggests. I prepared cutlets a couple of times and they are much loved by the family. Especially when it rains non-stop for hours together, one feels like having something little spicy and crispy  like the cutlet. Here it is for you to enjoy in the rains with a hot cup of tea:

What you need to have:

1. Sweet corn – 1 cup ( I have used half of it cooked & half grated )

2. Potatoes (medium) -2

3. Bread crumbs – 1/2 Cup

4. Chopped spring onion greens – 1/2 cup

5. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

6. Chopped onion – 1/2 cup

7. Carrots  grated- 1/4 cup

8. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

10 .Garam masala powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

11. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon

12. Chopped Cilantro – 1/4 cup

13.Ginger – garlic paste –  1/2 Teaspoon

14. Cooking oil – 1/4 cup in all approx

15. Rusk powder – 1/4 cup

Corn kernels with chopped and grated vegetables

Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and grate carrots, chop spring onion greens fine and keep aside as shown in image-2.

2. Wash, peel and cook potatoes in the cooker as usual till smooth. Also cook half the quantity of corn in the cooker till smooth adding a little salt.

3. Powder rusk in the mixer to a medium coarse consistency and keep it aside to dust the cutlets later.

4. Chop the shallots fine. Wash and chop cilantro finely and keep it aside in image-2.

5. Grind fine ginger-garlic paste. (Or you may use the ready-to-use ginger-garlic paste available on market shelves)

6. Grind half the quantity of corn in the mixer without adding water (the other half would have been cooked)

 Corn being crushed in the mixer

4. Place a skillet with 3-4 Teaspoons of cooking oil on medium flame and when hot, add cumin seeds to it. When it splutters add chopped onions and required quantity of salt to it and saute for a while till it turns transparent.

Seasoning in  progress

5. When done add grated carrots, chopped spring onions and crushed corn and cook for a while on low flame.

Veggies being cooked in the seasoning

6. When done, add all the powders one after the other and saute.

Powders being added to the veggie mix

7. When done, add boiled grated potato, cooked corn to it and stir in. Finally add the soaked bread crumbs to it and mix well after switching off the flame.Cooked potato & corn being added to the mix

8. Add chopped cilantro, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar (optional) to it. Check for salt and sugar etc. The final mix is as shown in the image below.

Corn cutlet batter

9. Pinch out the required quantity of the mix and shape and dust it in the rusk powder and keep it aside for a while.

Cutlet being dusted in rusk powder

9. Place a dosa skillet on medium flame and splash a little oil on it. When hot, place the cutlets on it and splash some more oil all over so that they are not burnt.

Corn cutlets being roasted

10. When fried, flip and roast on the other side adding a little oil if necessary lowering the flame as needed so that it is not burnt.

Corn cutlet roasted on the reverse

11. Enjoy hot either with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney.

Ready to serve corn cutlet with tomato sauce

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 15 of the above size

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh American tender corn if available.

2. If the cooked corn is not softened, one can even crush it in the mixer into small pieces that can be easily bound into the mix.

3. I have not added peas as otherwise the taste of corn can not be relished.

4. Cutlet mix can be prepared and stored in the fridge to be used in a day or two.


15 thoughts on “Corn Cutlet

    Priya said:
    August 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Seriously i can have some cutlets rite now, absolutely inviting..

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx a lot for visiting my site as usual.

    Hari Chandana said:
    August 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Harichandana,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments as always.

    Spandana said:
    August 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Its a coincidence that I had a conversation with my aunt few days back about corn cutlet… she makes more like vada, with out adding veggies…
    Your version also looks very good.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Hi Spandana,

      Everybody has their own version of a recipe and has its own taste too i feel. You can try both versions.

    Shilpa Sunil Rao said:
    August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Pachi,

    Excellent recipe!!! both of cutlets and chutney pitto!!! Can you put up Kasay pitto if and when time permits!!!


    shilpa rao

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 27, 2011 at 6:53 am

      Hi Shilpa,

      Where were you missings for months together??????????I will put up your request recipe in a couple of weeks.

        Shilpa Sunil Rao said:
        August 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

        Hi Pachi,

        I was on a 2 month long vacation to Mlore and Mumbai hence the absence, Now am back to Bahrain. All set to try out your yummylicious recipes!!!!



        prathibalrao responded:
        August 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Hi Shilpa,

        What happened to ur promises??? Do u remember ????????????????????????????/

    Shilpa Sunil Rao said:
    August 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Pachi,

    I do remember but we always come during rainy season and its impossible to step out of the house!!! Next time will come during december and ring your door bell ha ha.



      prathibalrao responded:
      August 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Hi Shilpa,

      I will trust you for sure.

    Kshirsagar said:
    September 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Oh! what a combo offer to stomach , must do it for a eve snack and Sunday special with Tea, enjoy the taste.

    flemingsarah9 said:
    December 22, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Looks delicious!

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Hi flemingsarah,

      Do try out the recipe please!!!!!!

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