Corn Kebab Air Fried
The sound of drizzle, the humid air and the scent of earth after a good shower all act as the telltale sign of monsoon weather and our romantic cravings that accompany them. One such craving of mine are corns. Corn is an ingredient that offers a wide range of snacks including Sweet corn with butter that offers a warm and sweet taste on a breezy night, crispy corns that are crispy and crunchy and make for a great midnight snack, corn fitters that accompany rich spices and compliment the scenic view a rainy evening has to offer with a warm cup of tea and Makke ki Kees that are sweet to taste and soft to eat and thus make for the perfect breakfast to have on a cold day. The wide range of corn therefore made me want to experiment with the ingredient and inspired me to try making kebabs out of corns and the dish did not disappoint, to say the least.
With the rich taste of such fried snacks comes the worry of a healthy diet and to address that, I decided to make these kebabs in an air frier which is a healthier and safer option. Deep frying usually leads to minor mishaps where the Kebab might burst and waste your efforts, air frying therefore requires less worry and helps us have a healthier diet. Another advantage of these Kebabs are the liberty they offer in shape. Kebabs can be moulded in whichever way you want to present. I opted for Seekh shaped Kebabs as I had few guests over and wanted to replicate the presentation offered in restaurants. The result turned out to be extremely satisfying, beautiful and delicious. I hope this recipe would encourage you to cook on a romantic rainy day and would add to an already wonderful day with your loved ones.
Serves : 4
Preparation time : 20 Min
Cooking time : 10 min plus 12 to 15 minutes for Air frying
- Potato boiled and grated 2 medium size
- Besan (gram flour) 1 tablespoon dry roast
- Salt according to taste
- Ginger grated 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
- Roasted Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Chat masala powder 1 Teaspoon
- Green chilly chopped 2
- Coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
- Pinch of hing
- Red chilly powder according to taste
- lemon juice 1 tablespoon
- Oil 2 tablespoon and little bit for air frying
- Take frozen corns, blanch them and coarsely grind them in a mixer with ginger and green chilly.
- Take boiled potatoes, grate them and keep aside.
- Now take a pan or kadhai and add two tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is warm, add pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds.
- On the other side, dry roast your besan and keep aside
- In a kadhai, now add corns mixture and sauté this for 5 to 7 minutes or till it is dry and nicely cooked
- Now add red chilly powder, salt, roasted cumin powder and chat masala. Now again cook this for 2 to 3 minutes
- Add besan to this and mix it well.
- After that, add boiled and mashed potatoes and mix it well
- Now switch off the gas, add chopped coriander and lemon juice to this. Now your kebab mixture is ready, allow it to cool down little bit, so that you can easily shape them
- I Have given them a seekh kebab shape. So I used a bamboo stick
- Take a small portion of kebab mixture, spread it on bamboo stick with the help of your palm and repeat the same with rest of the kebab mixture
- Now Air fry them on 180 degree for around 10 to 12 minutes or till it is golden brown from all sides.
- Serve with onion and Chutney .....
The inspiration behind the dish wasn't limited to my love for corn in the monsoon weather but also included the group that I recently joined. As you all are already aware that I recently joined SHHHH Cooking Secretly Challenge , a group of food bloggers that motivate each other into sharing delicious recipes through an interactive and fun mechanism, and like every month, we were all assigned a theme for our blogs this month.
July's suggestion was made by Shobha, a food blogger who is extremely talented and dedicated towards her love for cooking as she covers various platforms, ranging from written blogs to her YouTube channel. Her recipes are exquisite and her Begun Bhaja is a recipe that has been on my to-do list for a long while now. Her suggestion was 'Monsoon Treats', a theme that couldn't have been more apt for the dynamic month that July has been.
With this opportunistic suggestion came the secret ingredients provided by my partner Renu. Renu is a versatile food blogger who provides a wide range of options for recipes to her readers and can be checked out on Cook With Renu . Her dishes vary from sweet and healthy sugar-free jams to exotic and warm Vegan Pad Thai. Her vegan recipes are the highlight of her blog for me and are always a delight to refer to. She gave me salt and green chilli as the secret ingredients which were both smart and easy to use in my dish. They helped me in adding a nice flavour of spice to the dish.