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Fried rice nasi goreng menu with corn fritter pancakes on a plate

Indonesian corn fritters

On Pinterest we see alot of corn fritter recipes. Indonesian corn fritters are little pancakes with corn and more vegetables. Ketumbar powder and fresh garlic gives this fritter  a better flavor! Last year I have followed a workshop Indonesian cooking and this recipe is the best! Since my workshop, we have introduced this fritter to a couple of Asian meals on our menu. When we sell Asian or caribbean soulfood, people love to eat our corn fritters!

In this recipe blog, I will show you the in and outs about Indonesian corn fritters. You can serve corn fritters with Asian rice dishes, fried rice, noodles or serve as a snack. With sweet chili sauce, this vegetarian snack is something to love about.

Indonesian stir fried bami noodles with corn fritters and chicken satay on a plate

Crispy corn

Most of the time when you see corn fritters, these fritters contain alot of corn and bumpies. For presentation this looks less! As you can see, our Indonesian corn fritters look like a smooth pancake. This is because we blend 50 percent of the sweet corn with a hand blender. You get nice smooth corn pulp and this is easy to mix with other vegetables. When you fry these fritters , you don’t see parts of corn. The other 50 percent goes into the batter of this recipe. Together with garlic, onions, spring onions and leaks.


You might think, what is Ketumbar seasoning? This is the Asian cilantro powder with a twist of lime blended. So this isn’t the same as cilantro powder. You might think, where can I find this? In some European countries, you can find this in local grocery stores. In America and Canada, you might have to make a visit to an Asian or Carribean grocery store. Ketumbar is often used in the Indonesian and other Asian kitchen. When the population moved to the West-Indies, ketumbar find a way in soulfood recipes.

Soulfood fried rice nasi with Indonesian corn fritters and a cup of hotsauce on a plate.

Vegetarian snack

As you can see, Indonesian corn fritters are multifunctional. You can served them as a side order or snack and it is vegetarian. When all ingredients are one smooth batter, it is ready to fry them in a non stick frying pan. Use medium heat to prevent burning and fry each fritter on both sides until golden brown of color. When you serve them warm, these fritters taste the best! When they are on room temperature, pre heat them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. They are ready again to serve. Dipping Indonesian corn fritters with sweet or hot chili sauce is the best dip for this snack.

Bami noodles with chicken satay and Indonesian corn fritter on a plate

For more Indonesian or other Asian food, please follow @Cloufood on Instagram. She is the best when it comes to Indonesian food and other Asian food fusion. When you prepare this snack, please tag us at @CookiesanddoughEmporium on Instagram. Enjoy making these vegetable little pancakes.



  • This recipes comes from Cloufood  on Instagram @Cloufood (Instagram)


Serves 10 Indonesian corn fritters

Indonesian corn fritters

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 can crispy sweet corn (11 oz or 300 gram)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 8 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 10 celery leaves (chopped)
  • 1 spring onion (thin sliced)
  • 1 tsp ketumbar or cilantro powder
  • 1 small leaks (thin sliced)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of granulated sugar
  • Sunflower oil for frying
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  1. Use a strainer and rinse 1 can of crispy sweet corn. Let it soak for about 10 minutes and continue this recipe. Then use a hand blender and blend on high speed a half part of the corn until pureed.
  2. Put the pureed corn in a bowl, and mix 1 egg and 1 tsp of ketumbar powder with a spatula until incorporated.
  3. Add 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1/2 chopped onion, 10 leaves (chopped) celery leaves, 1 thin sliced spring onion and leaks. Mix all these fresh vegetables with a spatula until incorporated.
  4. Finish this batter with another egg, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, other half part of sweat crispy corn and 2 tsp of granulated sugar. Stir well until you have a smooth batter!
  5. Use a frying pan on medium heat and use 1 full tablespoon of batter per corn fritter. It depends on the size of your frying pan, but a regular size pan takes about 5 fritters per batch. Fry these corn fritters on both sides golden brown.
  6. Put these fried corn fritters on a pie of kitchen towel to drain the fat from frying. Serve these Indonesian corn fritters with sweet or hot chili sauce.


This recipe belongs to @Cloufood (Instagram) Substitute for a Ketumbar is cilantro powder Substitute for celery leaves are parsley leaves.


gluten free
gluten free
dairy free

Close up view with small corn fritter pancakes with sweet chillie sauce dip on a banana leave.
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