baby corn manchurian recipe, how to make dry baby corn manchurian

by dassana amit updated January 18, 2014

baby corn manchurian, indo chinese baby corn manchurian recipe

baby corn manchurian – one of my favorite indo chinese recipe. this is a crispy, crunchy and a dry version of baby corn manchurian. excellent as a starter or as a brunch snack.

the baby corn manchurian recipe is very simple and does not take much of your time. you can even make this baby corn manchurian as a quick brunch with bread, rotis or naan also the manchurian taste good.

i have few more baby corn recipes on my blog - dry chili baby corn, chilli baby corn gravy and baby corn jalfrezi. both of these recipes are little hot and spicy. i guess, most people like to have spicy versions of baby corn recipes. there is also a creamy baby corn masala curry recipe which is made in the north indian style.

baby corn manchurian recipe

i had made the baby corn manchurian along with goan mushroom curry. both were a delicious combo with steamed rice.

if you are looking for more manchurian recipes then do check gobi manchurianmushroom manchurian, veg manchurian and paneer manchurian recipe

baby corn manchurian recipe below:

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baby corn manchurian – an excellent starter of fried batter coated baby corn stir fried in a spicy, sweet & umami indo chinese sauce.
Recipe type: appetiser, brunch
Cuisine: indo chinese
Serves: 2-3
for making the batter:
  • 1 packet of babycorn
  • 1 small capsicum/green bell pepper – julienned or chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour/corn starch
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste (optional)
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • water as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for shallow frying the babycorn
for the manchurian sauce.
  • 2 spring onions, chopped – reserve some greens for garnishing
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil or sesame oil
  • salt and sugar as required
preparing the batter:
  1. rinse the baby corn in water.
  2. chop them if they are slightly big.
  3. in a bowl mix all the dry ingredients listed under the batter ingredients except for baby corn and oil.
  4. add water and make a thick batter.
  5. dip the baby corn in the batter and coat them evenly.
  6. shallow fry the baby corn till they are golden brown and crisp.
preparing the sauce.
  1. heat oil in a wok or kadai.
  2. add the spring onions and stir fry till they become transparent.
  3. add the ginger, garlic, green chilies and celery.
  4. stir fry for a minute.
  5. now add the soy sauce & tomato sauce.
  6. stir and mix well.
  7. add the fried baby corn.
  8. stir and season with salt, sugar, pepper & red chilli powder.
  9. stir again till the sauce coats the baby corn evenly.
  10. serve baby corn manchurian hot garnished with spring onion greens.
please note i have not added any capsicum to the manchurian as i did not have them. the amount of sauces and spice powders can be adjusted.

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nithya February 17, 2014 1



NAYANA October 6, 2013 2

Many thanks for this recipe. The shallow frying option is a such a relief among most of the Manchurian recipes that require deep frying.
My family relishes to have this oil controlled yet so tasty dish.


dassana October 8, 2013 3

welcome nayana.


vijeyta July 21, 2013 4

Ur receipe is very nice and is not confusing .thanks for sharing


dassana July 21, 2013 5

thanks vijeyta


anusha May 20, 2013 6

Your recipes are really practical , affordable and nutritious.
Its easy and all ingredients accessible.
I love your cookin tips!!


dassana May 20, 2013 7

thanks anusha for the sweet words


Acharya Suraj January 30, 2013 8

This is by far the best Kitchen on the Internet. And I have surfed many! :p
Wishes from a Humble family man and a Videographer.
A special mention to those pics you add, they just make a delight reading through the recipe.
Thanks a lot.


dassana January 30, 2013 9

thanks suraj for these words. am humbled. thanks once again.


asha November 30, 2012 10

Hey Dassana,
I have been following your recipes and I tried this just this evening and it was simply superb! Thanks a lot for making it easy. Looking forward for more !


dassana December 2, 2012 11

thanks asha for trying the recipe and glad to know it was superb. will post some more recipes.


Dhruv Bhagat November 20, 2012 12

I will tell my mother to cook this food item.. I love to eat manchurian and also baby corns.. But never thought of this recipe.. It is simple to cook and seems delicious.. Thanks for sharing the brilliant idea :)


dassana November 29, 2012 13

thanks dhruv and do try the recipe.


bhavna May 19, 2013 14

hey dassana….the recipe is simply superb…!!this is d first starter i’ve made n it worked:)thx a lot:)


dassana May 19, 2013 15

thanks bhavna.


Sanjeeta kk November 7, 2012 16

Happy house hunting, Dassana..this will also pass. Happy Diwali to you and your family! This baby corn Manchurian is perfect for a weekend treat.


dassana November 7, 2012 17

hey thanks sanjeeta. i know this too shall pass, but when in the moment it is passing, life becomes unsettled.


Your Cookery Book November 7, 2012 18

This is really mouthwatering recipe. I wish I could grab one from the bowl. :)

Good luck on house hunting. I hope it get sorted soon.


dassana November 7, 2012 19



Laura November 6, 2012 20

I’ve had to move twice since starting my blog–such a pain! Recipes without pictures! Ugh. Good luck house hunting… The corn looks delicious.


dassana November 6, 2012 21

thanks laura.


Parsley Sage November 5, 2012 22

Mmmm! Looks delicious! I always love seeing Diwali recipes this time of year :) Good luck house hunting so you can get back to making more delicious festive dishes!


dassana November 5, 2012 23



Charul @ Tadka Masala November 4, 2012 24

hey dassana, i have just posted the meethi and namkeen mathri on the blog and came here and read about yours. :)
This dry manchurian had given me some ideas for my diwali snack this time. thanks a lot for your recipe. :)


dassana November 8, 2012 25

welcome charul.


Uma November 4, 2012 26

nice idea of shallow frying and making it healthy :)