How to make Tamarind Corn -

Spiced flour coated corn deep fried and mixed with tamarind paste and coloured peppers.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Sweet corn kernels (स्वीट कॉर्न के दाने), Tamarind paste (इमली की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Tamarind Corn

Tamarind Corn Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Tamarind Corn Recipe

  • Sweet corn kernels 1 cup

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tbsp + to deep fry

  • Medium onion 1

  • Medium red capsicum 1/2

  • Medium green capsicum 1/2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1

  • Spring onion greens 2-3 stalks


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Boil corn kernels in plenty of water in the microwave till almost done.

Step 3

Roughly chop onion, red capsicum and green capsicum.

Step 4

Keep a strainer over a bowl and pour the corn into it. Then pour some cold water so that corn kernels cool a bit. Transfer them into a mixing bowl.

Step 5

Add ginger-garlic paste, crushed black peppercorns, salt and cornflour and mix well.

Step 6

Drop the corn, a little at a time, into hot oil and deep fry till light golden. Drain on a plate.

Step 7

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick wok, add onions and saute lightly. Add garlic sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add red and green capsicums and mix well. Add tamarind paste and 2 tbsps water and mix well.

Step 8

Add green chillies and salt and mix.

Step 9

Roughly chop spring onion greens.

Step 10

Add fried corn and spring onion greens to the wok and mix well.

Step 11

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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