Sunday, December 5, 2010

MMC Challenge 7 - Curry Flavored Corn Cakes

Here's the ingredient 7 of MMC challenge - Curry Leaves. This post is long overdue now and finally looks like its time to move it from "draft" folder to "published" :-) When M gave me this ingredient he was very particular that it should not be chutney, sambar or other such traditional recipe. He wanted me to think out side the box and so I did. I am not sure if I succeeded totally but I do think its a fusion kind of a recipe. I let you guys decide which genre this recipe can be categorized as.

Corn cakes are a form of corn bread, a shallow fried version. Its also sometimes called "hoe cakes" or "jonny cakes". Its almost like corn cakes or to compare it to something Indian - its almost like akki roti (Kannadiga dish made of rice flour). This Southern (as in the American South) dish gets an Indian flavor with the addition of curry leaves. While eating the corn cakes I couldnt help but be reminded of vadai. Whatever be the name it sure was delicious and it was a perfect accompaniment to the stew we had on a cold October evening. It doubles up as a wonderful evening snack or appetizer with a dip/sour cream/ketchup.


1/2 cup c
orn meal
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tsp green chili paste (2-4 green chilies)
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup frozen (and thawed) or fresh corn
1/4 cup curry leaves
1 small red onion
A pinch of baking soda
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp feta cheese (or any mexican cheese) - optional


  1. Grind curry leaves in food processor. Add onion, green chili paste and garlic. Pulse it a few times.
  2. Now add corn flour, rice flour, baking soda and salt. Pulse a few times just until the ingredients are mixed.
  3. Remove the mixture in to a bowl. Add corn and cheese (if using). Adjust seasoning.
  4. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a skillet. Make sure the oil coats the surface of the skillet.
  5. Drop lemon sized ball of the mixture into the hot oil. Flatten it (thickness should be that of a pancake).
  6. Cook under medium flame and let it brown.
  7. Flip to cook the other side. Remove when both sides are brown.
  8. Serve warm.
Enjoy !!


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sounds super delicious :)

Sushma Mallya said...

would love to try this yummy corn cakes,looks too good...

Padhu said...

Sounds delicious

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...


Gulmohar said...

Good to hear from you after a while..How have you been Rajee? Corn cakes looks superb

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Looks yummy...Love the idea...:)


Jay said...

Thanks for stopping by dear..
Corn cakes sounds irresistable...def by trying these..
Tasty appetite