A dish that has been popularized by @barbequenation , which is honestly the first place I've ever even had it. Some of their outlets don't have them all day, everyday, so now I make it a point to ask the waiter if they can make some for our table the second we're seated. I've had it at other restaurants and food places, and there are a few that come a close second, notably Vihar in Visakhapatnam, near Rushikonda.
It is such a simple dish, yet it can go so wrong so fast (for me, its that one second I look away, while they're deep-frying). It takes all but 7 or 8 ingredients and a careful eye on the oil-filled wok, and it very easily can turn out near perfect.
-Boil some kernels in some water with salt (250g of corn + 2 teaspoons of salt + 5 mins in the microwave on medium high).
-Drain the water and pour them out onto a plate, and place under a fan for 3-4 mins, so there is little to no water.
-Dice onions, green chilies and add them all into a bowl with the kernels.
-Add about 2 spoons each of cornflour, all purpose flour and rice flour (I add all of these in, as i'm slightly tossing the kernals, so that they're somewhat evenly coated). Season it with salt, black pepper and pinch of chaat masala (my preference: Everest spices's chaat masala). Add a little water, if the mixture is a little too dry, to help the mixture stick to the corn. The corn kernels should be coated evenly without any lumps.
-Gently add the mixture to wok with heated oil (always add a test sample to the oil, it'll help you figure out the heat of the oil and its effect on the mixture) and fry until a light golden brown color is seen. They do turn a slighter darker shade of brown and cook for about 30-45 secs after they're taken out of the oil, so take them out a tad bit earlier.
-After taking it out of the pan, add some of the onions, some chilis, coriander, a squeeze of lemon and season to taste.
This is a perfect snack for a rainy day in the balcony or as an appetizer for a small get together...
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