Recipe for corn ribs made with gunpowder (idli podi), roasted curry leaves, garlic and spicy mayo. A very different way to eat corn. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.
This is my take on the viral TikTok corn ribs. When the corn strips are baked, they curl up looking like ribs. This is a very fun way to prepare corn than the usual corn on the cob. When cutting the corn into ribs, be ***very careful*** as a small slip can end up with the knife landing on the hands. So a big word of caution on that. I have cut the corn into half so the length is small and then cut them again into quarter inch ribs. Cutting the corn in half gives a better grip for further chopping. The corn is then baked / air fried and then rubbed with a homemade garlic spicy mayo and gunpowder. The recipe can be made in less than thirty minutes. We can also roast the corn strips in a barbeque grill. Do plan this recipe for your next BBQ party. Here is how to do corn ribs, desi style.
I have used home made gunpowder for making this recipe. Gunpowder is a spicy condiment / dry blend of spices also called as molagapodi / chutney podi or idli podi. Here is the recipe. I have used my trusty garlic chutney powder. Any kind of idli powder / chutney powder will work for this recipe. You can use store bought powder too.
We will need sweet corn for making this recipe. The regular corn variety tends to be hard and fibrous. So make this recipe only with sweet corn.
I have used coconut oil for this recipe. The flavour of coconut oil nicely complements the roasted curry leaves.
I have used spicy mayo for making this recipe. Any kind of mayo will be ok. So use whatever you have on hand.
Here is the video of how to make Gunpowder Corn Ribs Recipe | Air Fried Corn Ribs Recipe
For Air Frying Corn Ribs
3 pieces sweet corn, cut into riblets
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
For The Spicy Mayo Mixture
1.5 teaspoon ghee
2 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves, chopped
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoon idli podi / gunpowder
finely chopped spring onions
finely chopped curry leaves
idli podi / gunpowder
Remove the outer husk from the corn and cut the corn into quarter inch ribs. Set aside.
Arrange the corn ribs on a baking tray. Sprinkle coconut oil and salt on the ribs.
Air fry / bake the corn ribs at 200C / 400F for about 15 minutes. Rotate the trays half way so the ribs cook evenly. Once the ribs are roasted, remove the trays from the air oven / air fryer and set aside to cool.
In the mean time, we will make roasted herbs. Heat ghee in a small kadai and add in the finely chopped garlic, green chillies and finely chopped curry leaves. Roast on a low flame till golden. Once golden, remove the mixture and set aside on a bowl. Add in the mayo and mix well to combine.
Apply the mayo on the baked ribs. Use a brush to apply the mayo mixture evenly on the ribs. Sprinkle gunpowder / idli powder on the ribs. The gunpowder will stick to the ribs as the mayo will just absorb the gunpowder.
Finally garnish with finely chopped spring onions and curry leaves.
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 20m
Keywords: corn ribs