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

chinese baby corn manchurian

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 gravy, dry gobi manchurianpaneer manchurian dry, veg manchurian dry and paneer manchurian gravy recipe

baby corn manchurian recipe below:

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baby corn manchurian recipe
baby corn manchurian recipe - 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
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
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.

{ 53 Responses }

  1. Nitu says

    Thanks for the detailed recipe. I think (I hope) I exactly replicated the above in first attempt.

  2. Sari says

    Hi Dassana,
    How many grams of baby corn I should use? Can’t buy them in packet here. I’d like to try this one. All recipes on your site are great! Thank you very much.

  3. vasundhara says

    my favorite dish thank u for uploading the recipe i will surely try it very delicious dish
    when i was seeing the pic my mouth was watering

  4. Sangita says

    Hi Dassana, it is my mistake may be that i can’t see recipe with pictures that earlier i think it was.. is this changed? recipe with pic was great for quick recap rather time consuming video ..

    • says

      no sangeeta. very few recipes have videos. and some recipes do not have step by step pics. but i am adding step by step pics gradually in the already posted recipes.

  5. parul says

    Hey Dassana,thanks for sharing a super yummy recipe in such an easy way. I am thinking of making it for my daughter’s b’day party for 30 people for appetizer.can I add pander also in this. If yes,then how much pander and how much baby corns will be enough ? And one thing more,can I make it a day ahead ?

    • says

      i think you will need about a kilo of babycorn. what is pander? do you mean paneer? you can make a day ahead. but the crispiness will be lost.

  6. bhuvanya says

    I’m college going women ur recipes are really interesting n I love to cook..n share my foods wit my friends n family thank u

  7. NAYANA says

    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.

  8. anusha says

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

  9. Acharya Suraj says

    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.

  10. asha says

    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 !

  11. says

    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 :)

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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!

  15. says

    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. :)