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Beans n Sweet Corn Fritters with some Veggies.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last week, i posted some similar kind of americanized dish--guess wat?? its Bean Pockets. This time i came up with different kind of filling, i.e, entirely indianized. For this dish, i used 1: 1 ratio of beans n sweetcorn. Last Saturday, we invited Vishnu's frnd Jon to dinner. He like Indian food very much. So, i made this as an appetizer along with main course as lamb curry with a side of pulkas n of-course my fav Rasmalai as desert.They jus loved Rasmalai. He even took some to his home. 
Coming to recipe, to make it indianized, i added onions n spices. Instead of using entirely beans, this time i tried with a combination of beans n sweetcorn. It tasted even better than the beans pockets. Spicy on one side, little bit sweetens on other side, made this fritters fabulous. The main thing i like about this beans n corn fritters is, they wnt absorb oil-which makes a healthy dish n as we all know the imp of beans n corn in our daily life. Kids sure will love this beans n corn fritters as they are served on a bed of colorful veggies.

So here is the recipe for hearty healthy beans n corn fritters:
Canned Pinto Beans: 1 
Canned Corn: 1(U can use fresh corn too, jus to make it simpler i used canned beans n corn)Tortilla's: 10(1 packet)
Onions: 1, small chopped finely
Green chili: 2-3, finely chopped
Cumin seeds: 2 tsp
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp
Chili powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1tsp
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp
salt: to taste
Oil: 1 tsp
Oil: To deep fry
Corn Flour/Maida: 1tbsp
Water: As needed

For topping: 
Cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
Lettuce: chopped 
Carrot: sliced
Cucumber: sliced

1) Strain the water from canned beans. Now grind the beans into a coarse paste without adding any water. Don't grind them into a paste. If you can mash them with hand, go ahead n do that. Mashing or grinding beans helps you to make pockets out of tortilla's n also easy to  eat.
2) Now heat oil in a pan. add cumin seeds n fro for 30 secs. Now add onions n green chili. cook for 3-4 mins or until onions are transparent. Stir in fennel seeds, n spices. Fry for 1min. Now add pureed beans n corn to make our filling for pockets. Cook for 10 mins or until water evaporates. The filling has to be dry, otherwise u cannot make pockets n while frying  filling will get double in size. So filling will come out of the pockets.
Making beans paste dry is very important.

3) Now warm tortilla's. This is important because, tortilla' s from packet are dry n you can't make pockets out of dry tortilla's. so jus warm them as per package instructions or jus heat them as you do for chapathi. Don't brown them. Jus heat for 1min or until they are soft enough to make pockets.
4) Make a paste out of Corn flour/ maida by adding little water n keep aside.
5) Now take a scoop of beans n corn paste n put in center of tortilla. 
6) Fold one end of tortilla to the center. Now apply Flour paste all around the edges of tortilla. 
7) Now fold the sharp edges of tortilla towards center. Apply paste as needed.
8) Now cover the center with the other end of tortilla.
All i am trying to say is, jus fold the tortilla in envelope style.
9) Repeat the same process for remaining
10) Now heat oil for deep frying at medium heat.
11) Fry one at a time for 2 mins on each side or until golden color.Repeat the process for remaining.

Serve this delicious n healthy Beans n sweet corn Fritters on the bed of lettuce served along with carrots n cucumbers topped with cheese n sour cream. If u wish u can top them with jalapeños too. 

Here you can check for another kind of filling for beans pockets

This is going to be a part of My legume love affair guest hosted by Ruchikaooks started by Susan and also to my own event Vegetable marathon-Beans


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal April 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

Wow Anita, what a different recipe, never had it before. Sounds yum !!!

Siddhi S April 13, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

hi anita, how r u?...i was off from blogging from past few weeks due to heavy load of work so missed ur mny yummy recipes which u had posted..vl c thm now...hey congrats for ur 100th post...hope 2 c 1000th post soon...he loved this bean fritters ...loved the way u used tortilla as the outer shell...nice recipe and rasmalai looks supertempting...yumm

Silpa April 13, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

Thanks priya. I am sure you gone love it..

Thanks siddhi, Yeah me too been busy these days. I am jus trying to find out my way to blog.. Oh you already tried them. so how are they??

PranisKitchen April 13, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

looks delicious. really liked the way u explained..
Hope ur friend had enjoyed the delicious food ..
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

nivedita April 13, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

Its just yummy!!!!!

Priya April 13, 2010 at 11:52 PM  

Woww wat a delicious and nutritious fritters, looks awesome..

kitchen queen April 14, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

lovely and yummy recipe.

Sook April 14, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

Oh yum! What a great recipe!

ruchikacooks April 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

Thanks Silpa, the fritters look delicious.

Vinda January 31, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

wow, this looks delicious. I'll try it out soon and let you know how it goes. I love all sorts of legumes and beans. I'm a big foodie...I also blog about food, you may check my blog if you wish to.



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