Mexican Corn Fritters (VEGAN)


a perfectly crisp Mexican street food using the sweet corn kernels in VEGAN version.

Mexican Cuisine !!

This cuisine belongs to Mexico which is a country of rich culinary history, with food making up an important part of its culture and traditions. Its cuisine reflects not just the diverse landscape and the countless crops produced there, but its links to cultures which span back thousands of years. Mexican cuisine varies by region due to local climate, geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants. The dishes include healthy and fresh ingredients like avocados, beans, corn, tomatoes, some other vegetables and different types of meat like beef, chicken, pork, fish, lamb etc.

One more interesting fact there is Mexicans combine all different ingredients to create tasty salsas or even dressings for authentic and healthy recipes that will provide all the minerals, proteins and vitamins one needs. The three staples in Mexican dishes are corn, beans and chile (hot peppers). Corn is one of the country’s oldest crops. Mexican cuisine often features corn as a key ingredient. Cornbread is a sweet bread made of corn, really typical across Mexico and is sometimes served as individual cupcakes or sliced (I will make a separate post for this soon).Corn is basically consumed in all possible forms like fritters, tortilla (a thin, round pancake made from corn dough) which are further used to make tacos and quesadillas etc.

Corn Fritters –

So crisp and much perfectly prepared fritters using sweet corn kernels without using EGG !

It is October, still raining outside 😒 A plate full of these Mexican street style corn fritters that too in VEGAN version is a perfect match to enjoy the period 😊

Dietary Notes :

✔  Egg free and VEGAN

✔  Shallow fried, can be baked

✔  Easy and simple to prepare

✔  Perfect for snack

      Event related to this post :

      Well, the July month challenge in ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge‘ group was ‘Mexican Cuisine’. The theme was suggested by Narmadha, she is a wonderful co-blogger, she has an amazing collection of recipes from South Indian and around globe as well. Well for the current theme, I was partnered with Mayuri di and after discussion my 2 secret ingredients were Pepper Powder & Lemon juice. And as usual, using mine two ingredients I had to prepare a Mexican dish. So here is the Mexican Corn Fritters (VEGAN) for theme contribution.

      And, yes !!!

      If you like the recipe shared here and give a try at your place then do share in INSTAGRAM by tagging #firsttimercook. I would be so happy to see and surely share in my INSTA stories 😊😊

      Now let’s go through how to make “Mexican Corn Fritters (VEGAN)” at home 👇

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      Mexican Corn Fritters (VEGAN)



      Prep time

      10 Min

      Cook time

      10 Min

      Total time

      20 Min


      Mexican Corn Fritters (VEGAN)

      a perfectly crisp Mexican street food using the sweet corn kernels in VEGAN version.


      • Corn kernel 1.5 cup
      • Onion (finely chopped) 1/2 cup
      • Bell pepper (finely chopped) 1/2 cup
      • Garlic clove (finely chopped) 1 tsp
      • Green chili (crushed) 1-2 no.
      • Gram flour 2 tbsp
      • Corn flour 3 tbsp
      • Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
      • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
      • Coriander leaf (finely chopped) 1-2 tbsp
      • Water 1-2 tbsp
      • Salt as needed
      • Oil for shallow frying


      1. In a mixing bowl, take corn kernels, chopped onions, chopped bell peppers, chopped garlic cloves, crushed green chilies and give a mix.
      2. Then add gram flour, corn flour, pepper powder, salt and mix everything again.
      3. Add lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and very little amount of water.
      4. Mix till everything is well incorporated.
      5. Heat oil in a frying pan for shallow frying over a medium heat.
      6. Add 1-2 tbsp of the corn mixture into the pan, spreading slightly to give it a shape of a fritter.
      7. Similarly make another 2-3 fritters (depending upon the size of the pan) keeping space in between.
      8. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and flip to cook the other side or until golden brown.
      9. Take out the fritters and place on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
      10. Make some more fritters with rest corn mixture.
      11. Serve immediately these Mexican corn fritters (vegan) with any desirable dip !


      Adjust the spiciness.
      Corn kernels here can be frozen or fresh.

      Bell pepper, onion, vegetarian, no egg snack, Mexican street food, corn flour, lemon juice

      fritters, corn, snack, shallow frying, vegan,


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      1. Mayuri Patel

        Corn fritters look do delicious.Would love to snack on these especially while watching telly. Reminds me of the corn pakoras but with slightly different flavours. Love the beautiful click of the corn.

      2. Priya Vj

        With the ongoing IPL season this will be a perfect munch on while we watch our fav teams play . These fritters look so crunchy I was reminded of our desi corn pakoras .

      3. Desicart

        Thank you for sharing that tasty and healthy food recipe.

      4. Priya Iyer

        These sweet corn fritters look super crunchy and very flavourful! Perfect for the rainy weather we are having here in Bangalore right now. I love that these fritters are shallow-fried!

      5. Maria Nasir

        Really mouthwatering, Sasmita! I know I won't be able to stop at just a few! And the weather is just perfect for these.

      6. CookwithRenu

        Wow this is so tempting and looks crunchy. Perfect for the rainy season. Beautiful clicks

      7. Poonam Bachhav

        Mexican corn fritters look so crisp ! Perfct tea te treat on a rainy evening. Loved that these are shallow fried.

      8. Rafeeda AR

        I could pick them up right away and munch on them! Sounds totally delicious…

      9. Swati

        Corn fritters look so tempting.. never tried corn fritters this way.. some chilly days ahead and this will be just perfect with a cup of tea.

      10. Anu

        Corn fritters looks so crisp and delicious. I am literally drooling at this pic. Bookmarking to make this as a evening snack.

      11. Kalyani

        that's a totally new dish to me in Mexican cuisine.. party mood all the way with these delicious fritters !

      12. Vasusvegkitchen

        These Mexican vegan corn fritters looks super tempting, perfect to munch while raining. Loved the stunning pics of corn and the way you shallow fried fritters.

      13. Narmadha

        Mexican corn fritters looks too tempting and perfect clicks. Love the creamy dip which is perfect way to enjoy these fritters.

      14. mildly indian

        these corn friters do really look exactly liek the street style ones. I have most of these ingredients so should get to work soon as I wont be able to resist looking at this image any longer.

      15. preethi'scuisine

        Corn fritters with Mexican flavours is so tempting and delicious. I would like to snack on these on especially weekends. Beautiful clicks too.

      16. jayashree

        I had made these long back, they were yumm. Now, you have reminded me to make it again Sasmita.

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