baby corn manchurian

baby corn manchurian is an excellent starter of fried batter coated baby corn stir-fried in a spicy, sweet & umami indo chinese sauce. a vegan recipe.

this is one of my favorite indo chinese recipe. this is a crispy, crunchy and dry version of baby corn manchurian. excellent as a starter or as a brunch snack. i have also shared the recipe of baby corn manchurian gravy.

baby corn manchurian

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

personally while making baby corn recipes, i like them to be little hot and spicy. i guess, most people like to have spicy versions of baby corn recipes.

baby corn manchurian recipe

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

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Baby Corn Manchurian

4.82 from 11 votes
baby corn manchurian is an excellent starter of fried batter coated baby corn stir-fried in a spicy, sweet & umami indo chinese sauce.
baby corn manchurian recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Cuisine:indo chinese
Servings (change the number to scale):2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


for making the batter

  • 200 grams baby corn
  • 1 small capsicum (green bell pepper), julienned or chopped, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour (corn starch)
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, optional
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • water as required
  • salt as required
  • oil as required for shallow frying the babycorn

for sauce

  • 2 small spring onions, chopped - reserve some greens for garnishing
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 to 5 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil or sesame oil
  • salt and sugar as required


making batter

  • rinse the baby corn in water.
  • chop them if they are slightly big.
  • in a bowl mix all the dry ingredients listed under the batter ingredients except for baby corn and oil.
  • add water and make a thick batter.
  • dip the baby corn in the batter and coat them evenly.
  • shallow fry the baby corn till they are golden brown and crisp.

making baby corn manchurian

  • heat oil in a wok or kadai.
  • add the spring onions and stir fry till they become transparent.
  • add the ginger, garlic, green chilies and celery. stir fry for a minute.
  • now add the soy sauce & tomato sauce. stir and mix well.
  • add the fried baby corn.
  • stir and season with salt, sugar, pepper & red chilli powder.
  • stir again till the sauce coats the baby corn evenly.
  • 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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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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68 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dasanna
    Thank you for sharing wonderful vegetarian recipes.Its been quiet sometime I wanted to write review but somehow couldn’t.I have tried almost all your recipes and they are the best. Anytime I want to try something new I just open veg recipes and do it without a second thought (especially when there are guests at home). I am also passionate about cooking and this site has helped me be more confident in cooking new recipes every day. Keep up the great work????????5 stars

  2. This is the best blog on internet. I love cooking and i blindly follow all the recipes in the blog. I have never been disappointed.

    Great work…keep it up!!

  3. Hi dasanna.. I just love all of your recepies.i tried comes out so well.. couldn’t resist to write to u..thanks?

  4. Thanks for the detailed recipe. I think (I hope) I exactly replicated the above in first attempt.4 stars

  5. 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.

  6. 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 watering5 stars

  7. 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 ..

    • 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.

  8. 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 ?

  9. 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 u4 stars

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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 !

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. 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.5 stars

  17. 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.

  18. 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!5 stars

  19. 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. 🙂