Sweet Corn Vadas



I would hold on 100% to this little quote. I am one person who tries to express my thoughts and feelings in thousands of words, in different combinations and permutations, yet get misunderstoodPin and misjudged as much as possible. Sometimes, it makes me feel whether it is a problem of my communication or the problem of judgement to the party who hears me speak. Slowly but surely, I am starting to realize how much damage control can be done by just being silent. Words, how much ever you feel that it is being used “wisely” may not be wise enough or convincing enough for the other person listening to you. I was somebody who could not keep quiet much, but now slowly I am trying to inculcate myself with the habit of responding only when it is required and keeping quiet and being patient when it is really required. Yeah, would still take me some time but hopefully the start would be a good enough one, I hope…


Very rarely, I make anything fried for tea time. I find it more therapeutic to bake rather than fry. But sometimes, trying to control the urge to fry is very difficult. Moreover, on my work days, I reach only close to the end of chai time so there is no time or scope for snacking then and it is only during the weekends, if I am stuck at home with nothing else to do – a very very rare happening! – that I go ahead and try to make something for chai. One day, as I craved for masala vadas and had no time to soak chana dal, decided to go for this “cheat vada” version. For those who love their corns, it is highly recommended. Loved the corn bites in between and paired so beautifully with a cup of hot hot sulaimani…


Sweet Corn Vadas

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 2 green chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • A pinch asafoetida hing
  • 4 tbsp besam flour*
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Boil the frozen sweet corn till cooked and drain well.
  • Keep aside 1/4 cup of sweet and coarsely ground the remaining corn in the blender along with green chillies and curry leaves. Empty into a bowl and add the corn kept aside.
  • Add the minced onion, chilli powder, paprika powder and asafoetida along with salt and mix well. If the mixture feels a bit watery, then add the besan flour, one tbsp at a time till the mixture is thickened. I used 4 tbsps. Shape into patties.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, just enough to cover the pan.
  • Shallow fry the patties on both sides till golden brown. Drain on kitchen towels.
  • Serve warm with a cup of chai, along with ketchup or chilli sauce!


You may use tinned corn. Drain and use directly.

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  1. Very true πŸ™‚ vadas are so yum…

    1. Thank you so much Preeti… πŸ™‚

  2. Very nice recipe would definitely try you can also post your recipes on http://www.plattershare.com it's a complete food networking website where u can meet other foodies n get more visibility

    1. Thank you so much Kirti…

  3. Delicious dear!love your blog!

    1. Thank you so much Priya for always showering lots of love…

  4. Yummy vadas! Never made it with sweet corn, would love to have some of these!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  5. Lovely crunch in vadas. Yummy.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  6. nice yummy vada. unique innovative recipe

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  7. This is really interesting. Vadas from thhe frozen sweet corn, wow thanks a lot for sharing this quick n easy snack

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  8. yum.. good angle of the click.. looks very different

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  9. Crispy and tasty vadas…..!!!

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  10. Its true how often when we express our thoughts that they are misconstrued or misunderstood. So yes its best to be patient and silent but that's hard sometimes. Corn vadai look so delicious and crunchy.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  11. lovely.. first time.. sweet and spicy vadaas…

    1. Thank you so much Preethachechi…

  12. good one…would love to give it a try…looks so drool worthy

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  13. Very true…luvly vadas

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  14. crispy corn vada looks delicious…………..

    1. Thank you so much Prachi…

  15. Its so easy and yummy too…

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  16. Crunchy vadai with a cup of tea….great for a afternoon munch.

    1. Thank you so much Anu…

  17. yummy & delish sweet corn vadas..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  18. Rafeeda, swt corn vada looks yummy:)

    1. Thank you so much Vandana… πŸ™‚

  19. corn vada looks great..best for this chilled season;)

    1. Thank you so much Usha… πŸ™‚

  20. Would love to munch some, i'll do vadas with corn but mine is different from urs.

    1. Would love to see ur recipe, akka… thanks a lot…

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