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chilli baby corn recipe

chilli baby corn recipe is a snack or starter recipe of crispy & spicy pan fried baby corn.

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chilli baby corn recipe with video – this indo chinese recipe is a hit with many folks. i usually make chilli baby corn as a side dish when i have a indo chinese menu at home.

chilli baby corn

this chilli baby corn recipe is a crisp version and a semi dry dish. its has some moistness, hence i call it semi dry. there is no gravy and the sauce coats the fried baby corn. i have also shared the chilli baby corn gravy recipe. few more similar indo chinese recipes are: 

usually in any indo chinese dish, that has the tag “chilly”, capsicum is always added. i wonder why. neither its hot nor has any “chilli” factor in it.

when for the first time and even later, as a kid when i had a chilli chinese dish….there was no capsicum in these dishes at all. just green chilies… and thats what i would think then, thats these dishes have the tag of chilli, since green chilies are added. but i think i was and am wrong. even the goan chilli fry, does not have a great number of chilies. so why the name chilli fry, i wonder.

however, the indo chinese chilli dish, does have green chilies and green capsicum (green bell pepper) too. i have not added capsicum. if you want you can add some capsicum. quantity is mentioned in the recipe details below.

i have pan fried the batter coated baby corn, as i wanted a lighter and healthier dish. for extra crispness, you can shallow or deep fry the baby corn. you can serve chilli baby corn as a starter or with bread or even veg fried rice.

chilli baby corn recipe, chilli baby corn

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chilli baby corn recipe below:

chilli baby corn recipe

4.2 from 21 votes
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:45 mins
chilli baby corn recipe is a snack or starter recipe of crispy & spicy pan fried baby corn.
chilli baby corn recipe
Course:main course, starters
Cuisine:indian, indo chinese
Servings:3 to 4

INGREDIENTS FOR chilli baby corn recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for chilli baby corn:

  • 12 to 15 baby corn
  • ½ inch ginger - finely chopped (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies - slit (hari mirch)
  • 3 to 4 garlic - finely chopped (lahsun)
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion or spring onions
  • 1 small capsicum - thinly sliced (green bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or as required
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider or white vinegar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch (corn flour) to be sprinkled from above
  • salt as required
  • black pepper powder as required
  • sugar as required
  • 2 to 3 teaspoon oil for frying the baby corn
  • 1 tablespoon oil for the sauce

for batter:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoon all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour)
  • water as required to make a thick paste
  • salt and pepper as required

HOW TO MAKE chilli baby corn recipe

making batter for chilli baby corn:

  • make a smooth paste with the cornflour, all purpose flour (maida), salt, pepper and water.
  • rinse and dry the baby corn with kitchen towels.
  • chop the baby corn if they are larger in size or keep them whole if they are smaller.
  • heat oil on a tava or a frying pan.
  • dip each baby corn piece in the batter and coat it well with the batter.
  • pan fry the baby corn till the edges and sides are golden brown.
  • since we have used less oil, you don't need to drain the babycorn on kitchen napkins.

making chilli baby corn:

  • in another pan or kadai or wok, heat about 1 tbsp oil.
  • add chopped onions or spring onions, ginger, garlic and slit green chilies.
  • stir fry on a medium flame till the onions have become translucent. 
  • (if adding capsicum, add now. stir fry till the capsicum have partly cooked but still retain their crunch.)
  • add the soy sauce and stir well.
  • now sprinkle black pepper powder, salt and sugar. 
  • add 2 tbsp water and stir.
  • add the pan fried baby corn with chopped celery to this mixture. stir well.
  • to give a glaze and smoothness in the dish, sprinkle about 1 tsp of corn flour. 
  • mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes or more till the corn flour has cooked.
  • lastly add the apple cider or white vinegar and stir again.
  • check the seasonings and add salt, pepper or soy sauce if required.
  • serve the baby corn garnished with some spring onions or chopped celery.
  • you can serve chilli baby corn as a starter or with bread or even veg fried rice.


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  1. Can we bake the babycorn instead of panfrying? Also same query for Manchurian balls… Thanks.

    Am a huge fan of your website..hv religiously followed ur recipes since I started cooking.. My go to blog for everything!

    • yes you can bake both babycorn and manchurian balls. thanks jyotsna for this lovely feedback. happy cooking.

  2. How to make mutton chukka can u share it please…

    • we do not share non vegetarian recipes. vegrecipesofindia is a vegetarian site and hence we do not make nor share non veg recipes.

  3. Excellent cooks ma’m
    I love cooking the dishes u made

    • Thanks Arjun

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