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.

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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

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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. Another dish which turned out to be perfect , thank you!5 stars

  3. 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!!

    • thanks a lot AK. glad to know.

  4. Hi Dassana, can I skip the celery?

    • shreya, yes you can skip celery.

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

    • thankyou so much nupur glad to know you like our recipes 🙂

  6. I tried today itz so tasty thank u.

  7. Hi…i want the recipe of vegiee fingers….plz upload it

    • sure anuja have taken your request on our file thanks.

  8. I am fond of cooking I liked them i will try

    • surely try geeta and let us know how it was?

  9. Dasana ji I wanna know r baby corns good for health

    • shabana yes baby corn is good for health.

  10. Just awesome explained the recipe

    • thanks shreyansh

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

    • welcome nitu

  12. 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.

    • welcome sari. use 150-200 grams.

  13. yummy!

  14. tried it today. it is awesome. my husband didn’t leave one piece also. thank uuuuuuuuuuu5 stars

    • welcome sarayu. glad to know this.

  15. very good recipe. I tried and it came out very well.

    Thank you


    • welcome sthiti. glad to know this.

  16. It came out very nice. The proportions of ingrediants are perfect.5 stars

    • thanks sindhu

  17. 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

    • welcome vasundhara

  18. 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.

  19. Just made this and it was very tasty. We all enjoyed it. Will definitely be making it again.5 stars

    • thanks kneesha for sharing positive feedback.

  20. Thanks for the reply….yeah,sorry typo error paneer it is.

    • fine. i thought so. you can use paneer. i think if using both baby corn and paneer, then 1/2 kg of both would be fine.

  21. 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 ?

    • 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.

  22. 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

    • welcome bhuvanya and thanks for positive feedback.

  23. Like!

  24. 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.

    • welcome nayana.

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

    • thanks vijeyta

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

    • thanks anusha for the sweet words

  27. 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.

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

  28. 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 !

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

  29. 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 🙂

    • thanks dhruv and do try the recipe.

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

        • thanks bhavna.

  30. 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.

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

  31. 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

    • thanks…

  32. 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.

    • thanks laura.

  33. 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

    • thanks

  34. 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. 🙂

    • welcome charul.5 stars

  35. nice idea of shallow frying and making it healthy 🙂

    • Can I use canned babycorn

      • rajni, yes you can.