baby corn masala | baby corn curry

Baby corn masala recipe with step by step photos – a creamy baby corn masala made in the classic North Indian style. A vegan recipe.

There are a few dishes that I make with baby corn. Some of them are in the drafts as well which I will be posting soon. Baby corn blends well with any gravy or sauce, be it North Indian, Indo Chinese or even world cuisine.

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baby corn masala curry recipe, baby corn masala curry

I usually add baby corn in pulao or rice dishes or in Indo Chinese recipes. On some rare occasions, I make proper baby corn based dishes. Thats why there are only few Baby corn recipes on the blog.

This baby corn masala recipe does not use any heavy ingredients like butter and cream. So is light and yet delicious. The creaminess comes from the blended cashews, magaz (melon seeds) and tomatoes.

This baby corn curry goes well with rotis, naan, steamed rice or jeera rice. You can also accompany some fresh vegetable salad by the side.

How to make baby corn masala

1. In a blender or grinder, add the cashews, magaz (melon seeds), onions, tomatoes and spices.

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2. Blend or grind to a smooth paste with some water.

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3. Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Add 1 tej patta (Indian bay leaf).

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4. fry till fragrant and then add the ground masala paste.

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5. continue to saute and stir pretty often. After 10-12 mins add the spice powders.

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6. Continue sauteing till the whole masala starts coming together.

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7. This is how the consistency of the masala should be well sauteed. This sauteing process takes approx 20-25 mins on a low to medium flame. So one needs patience and time when doing this method. Also the masala has to be stirred quite often.

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8. Add water and chopped baby corn.

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9. bring to a boil and then simmer for 12-15 minutes on a low to medium flame till the baby corn gravy thickens and you get a medium consistency gravy.

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10. lastly add crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) and salt as required. Stir and check the taste of baby corn curry. Add more salt, red chilli powder or garam masala powder if required. Switch off the fire.

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11. Serve baby corn masala hot garnished with coriander leaves accompanied with rotis, naan, phulkas or steamed rice.

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baby corn masala

4.67 from 9 votes
Baby corn masala curry recipe made in North Indian style.
baby corn masala recipe, baby corn curry recipe, baby corn gravy recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hr
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

main ingredients for baby corn masala

  • 200 to 250 grams baby corn
  • 1 medium sized tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon kasuri methi, crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water * check notes
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

grind to paste

  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 garlic
  • ¾ inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 strand of mace
  • ¼ cup chopped or broken cashews
  • 2 tablespoon magaz (melon seeds)

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse the baby corn first. Slice the base thinly.
  • Then chop the baby corn either diagonally, vertically or into 1 inch slices.
  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under the list "grind to paste" in a blender or grinder.
  • Add little water and make a smooth paste. Don't add too much water as then the masala splutters while frying.

making baby corn masala

  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Add bay leaf and fry till fragrant for 7-8 seconds.
  • Add the masala paste. Saute and keep on stirring the masala paste.
  • After 10-12 minutes add all the spice powders - turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder.
  • Stir well. Continue to saute, stirring quite often till the oil separates from the masala.
  • The masala has to really sauted very well.
  • This takes approx 20-25 minutes on a low to medium flame.

cooking baby corn curry

  • Next add water and baby corns.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer the gravy for 12-15 mins on a low to medium flame till you get a medium consistency gravy and the baby corn have cooked.
  • Lastly add crushed kasuri methi and salt as required.
  • Stir and check the taste of curry. add more salt, red chilli powder or garam masala powder if required.
  • Serve the baby corn masala curry hot with some naan, rotis or jeera rice.

Notes

  1. * add more water if required and if the baby corn masala gravy is too thick.
  2. If the baby corn masala gravy becomes thin then simmer till the gravy thickens.
  3. In this baby corn masala recipe I have blended both the onions and tomatoes together. So sauteing this paste takes a lot of time. If you want to be quick, then add the onion paste first and saute till golden brown and then add the tomatoes-spice-nuts paste.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com 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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31 comments/reviews

  1. I skipped the melon seeds. It’s my favourite masala gravy that you do. Beautiful, and simple.

    • thanks 🙂

  2. I don’t have melon seeds. Can I skip it or there any substitute for it

    • riya, skip the melon seeds. no need to add.

  3. HI,
    This sounds yummy. But i dont have melon seeds. I have seen in comments that we can instead use almonds. Will it taste the same with almonds??
    If not i will try to find melon seeds

    • taste will change with almonds, but you can still make. it will still taste good.

  4. Tried babycorn masala today n it turned out delicious.. I just shallow fried babycorn and capsicum to it.. Thank uu dassana

    • glad to know this thankyou navya 🙂 for trying them.

  5. i love your recipes..i dnt hv badi elaichi and mace..can i make it without it? any substitutes which i can use?

    • yes you can skip badi elaichi and mace.

  6. Baby corn.masala curry recipee is good. I had tried it. It was fabulous.. Baby corn manchurian recipee too looks tasty .5 stars

    • thanks sweety

  7. Lovely dish4 stars

    • thanks praveen

  8. I’m loving it :)..
    This blog is amazing for starters.

    • thanks hima

  9. sounds yummy4 stars

  10. Really verry delicious recipe thanks for it5 stars

    • thanks.

  11. hi.dassana, thanks for nice recipe,today,s my sweet daughters Bday n she likes baby corn curry most but i dont know how to cook.but today i ll give her surprise.when she come from school.thanks5 stars

    • so sweet shobhana. do let me know if the curry was well received.

  12. Yummy recipe.tried it for today’s dinner,came out really gud.
    Thnx dassana.

    • welcome vibha. glad to know that you liked the recipe.

  13. thankx for the receipe i will try making…….:)

    • welcome tara

  14. Can you skip melon seeds?

    • if you skip, there will be a slight difference in taste. so you can add about 1 tbsp of almonds instead.

  15. hi Dassana,

    The gravy looks so yummy, will definitely try this out.
    Do you buy the melon seeds, or take it out of the melons that you use? If you do take out the seeds of melons, is there a simple way to clean and store them.. also, should one remove the hard cover of the seed, or can it be used as whole?

    • i buy the melon seeds. the seeds have to be sun dried first and then the outer shell has to be removed. once they are sun dried, the can be stored for some months. its a bit lengthy process, so i suggest buying them from shops.

  16. Lovely pictures, Dassana.
    Just wanted to know, can this be done in a pressure cooker? As in, sauteing the masala blend and then adding the baby corn and pressure cooking it? Will it make any difference to the taste?4 stars

    • you can make in a pressure cooker. but reduce the amount of water added, may be by 1/2 cup. there will be a slight difference in the taste.