Appetizers/ Snacks!

Asian Inspired Corn Fritters

For Muslims across the world this is the month of Ramadan, a month where we fast from sunrise to sunset with the intent of gaining greater empathy with those less fortunate, being more grateful for our blessings and learning to subsume our physical desires in favour of spiritual ones. It is perhaps somewhat ironic that during this month there is a strong culture of food traditions. Be it the lentil soup of  some Arabs, or the pakoras of us Pakistanis aside from the proscribed opening of the fast with a date there is a great deal of variation across the board. In Pakistan if you open your windows in the hour before iftar then you will smell the delicious smells of crispy fried goodness – samosas, jalebis, pakoras – they’re an almost staple at an iftar table.

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Today I am sharing with you – and more accurately the readers at My Ninja Naan – my recipe for Asian Inspired Corn Fritters, a fun change from the usual. These are simple corn fritters (yes, corn is my new nutella) that come together in a jiffy, you can put the batter in the fridge and fry them up at iftar time. They are best when fresh and a spicy condiment is not optional. I love the slight crunch of these tender fritters with their sweet corn and fiery chillies. Skip the chillies and they are immensely child friendly. Want to add a desi touch? Skip the soy sauce and generously season with the desi trifecta of salt, cayenne, and cumin. 

To learn how to make this happen head over to my lovely friend Henna’s blog and read more! Henna is also amping up her posts for this Ramadan so subscribe to her blog so that you don’t miss out – I am already SO intrigued by her creative Mango Chickpea Salad.

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11 Comments

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    Coffee and Crumpets
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    Ramadan Mubarak, Sarah. Hope your fasts are going well.
    I have done really well so far not trying up anything! I did however sneak in two samosas the other day at the desi restaurant. I figured since it was my birthday, I’d be ok 🙂
    I know very soon I will have to break out the besan… Just a matter of time.
    I love corn, and corn fritters. These look awesome, will try these soon when I can’t hold out any longer 🙂

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Ramadan Mubarak to you too!!! Honestly I don’t usually go for fried food, but then last ramzan when my husband would plaintively look around and say “Isn’t there anything fun to eat?” I would feel really bad and so I succumbed! We are doing Eid Eats again this year (you can read about it in my cake rusk post). Join in? Please!

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    Jess
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    These look delicious; I wish you a good Ramadan 🙂

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks so much Jess!

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    Shumaila Chauhan
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    These look great Sarah. Ramadan mubarak to you.

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks Shumaila! Sorry about the late reply – its been a little chaotic around here!

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    Salma
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    These look so delicious!

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    Rafia
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    That’s one thing I miss, surprisingly. Not so much the heartburn after stuffing my face… but after 15+ hours of not eating or drinking eating a bhajia, as we Hydros call it atleast, prepared by mommy tastes so good. I made a salad for my husband one time for iftar this year. He’s so lucky!

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      sarahjmir
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      hahaah dude the day ramzan ends i am ready to do a frying-free-zone happy dance!

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