Savory Corn Cakes

These are so easy to make and can be a snack, breakfast, or main course. You can serve them mint or coconut chutney or salsa and yogurt. But the absolute bestest way is to eat them with these black beans piled high on top…. THEN you must add a spoonful of yogurt, a handful of chopped spring onions and cilantro, and a nice big dollop of guacamole. Now, that might not look the prettiest (and I don’t have a picture of it) but it is soooo delicious!!!  Don’t take my word for it. Try it out! 😉

  • 1c cornmeal
  • 1/2c flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red onion diced very small
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2 minced green chilies
  • 1c milk
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1tsp cumin powder + 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)

Feel free to play with the ingredients. You can add  tablespoon or two of yogurt (or pumpkin puree!). If it is too thick, add some water or milk. It should be thick but spreadable, like uthapam batter. If too thin add more flour. You can use any kind of flour, even whole wheat. I also like to add corn kernels when I have it. Its nice to bite into the sweet kernels and gives more texture.

Stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and spices. Beat egg and add it with milk. Then stir in the onion, cilantro, green chillies. Taste for salt and adjust the thickness.

Heat a pan (cast iron is great for this) and add a little oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Make palm sized (4inch?) pancakes in the pan. You can fit 3-4 at a time. When they turn golden on the bottoms, flip them over and cook on the other side. Be sure they are cooked inside. If not, your batter may be too thick or the heat too high.

I am submitting this to Dish Name Starts With C. Don’t they have a rockin’ logo?!

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Comments on: "Savory Corn Cakes" (7)

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  2. The pictures make it look absolutely delish!!

  3. These. Look. Awesome. We’re having a Feliz Navidad party with our friends in lieu of a traditional Christmas dinner before people scatter for the actual holiday, and I was contemplating over what unique appetizer I could bring–and with your corn cakes + toppings + guacamole, I have found the $$load. Thanks 🙂

  4. I love to have them with my evening tea 🙂

  5. These look delicious. Wonderful flavors.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Looking forward to your recipes:)

  6. Would love to have these as evening snack….. am already hungry…

    Cheers,
    The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts – Nachiketa
    Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

  7. Babygirl – thanks
    Lifeslayercake- Feliz Navidad! The party sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy!
    Namitha- great anytime!
    Raina- Thanks for stopping by
    Nachiketa- 🙂

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