5 tasty corn snacks perfect for tea time

When it comes to snacking, you want something both intriguing and convenient. Here are five corn-based tea time snacks that can swiftly satisfy your hunger pangs.

5 delicious tea time corn snacks
5 delicious tea time corn snacks

Let’s dive into the realm of food! When it comes to snacking, it’s essential to have something engaging and speedy. Here are some corn-based tea time snacks that will swiftly resolve all your hunger dilemmas.

Corn Chaat

Combine a dash of chat masala or amchur (powdered mango), freshly grated medium-sized raw mango, 1 ½ teaspoons of lime juice, a sprinkle of red chilli powder, salt to taste, one large cup of canned corn kernels, finely chopped tomato, diced onion, a handful of cilantro sprigs, and chopped small carrot in a bowl. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and savor the delightful fusion of flavors!

Corn Pakoda 

Take a bowl and combine coarsely ground corn, finely minced onions, green chilies, ginger, fresh coriander leaves, and salt, ensuring all ingredients are well mixed. Sprinkle rice flour and corn flour over the mixture and combine thoroughly. Shape the mixture into small round balls. Heat sufficient oil for deep frying in a heavy-bottomed vessel over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, carefully drop small pieces of the corn mixture into the oil and fry until they turn a golden hue. Use a slotted ladle to remove them from the oil and drain any excess oil.

Cheese Popcorn

To make this snack, gather 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, half a cup of popping corn kernels, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and half a teaspoon of salt. Heat a frying pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the oil, and once it’s heated, add the popcorn kernels to the pan. Swirl the pot over the burner once or twice until the kernels begin to pop. Then, pour the melted butter over the popcorn and toss to coat. Finally, sprinkle with cheese and salt, mixing everything well. Enjoy your delicious homemade popcorn!

Corn Fritters

Combine all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, and eggs. Gently stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just blended, then let it sit for 10 minutes. Pour oil into a frying pan and heat it. Once the oil is hot, add three or four balls of batter to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low to ensure gentle cooking. Cook the fritters until they turn golden brown.

Sauteed Corn

In a frying pan, melt the butter with the garlic, cooking until the garlic is lightly browned, approximately 1 minute, then remove the garlic. Continue cooking the butter until it becomes frothy with brown flecks, typically 1 to 2 minutes. Add the corn and salt, stirring, and cook for 2 minutes. Give it a final stir and serve.