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baby corn manchurian recipe
baby corn manchurian
prep time
20 mins
cook time
15 mins
total time
35 mins

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

course: appetizers, brunch
cuisine: indo chinese
servings: 2
author: dassana amit
ingredients (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 (maida)
  • 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 baby corn manchurian 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
how to make
making 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.
making baby corn manchurian
  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. stir fry for a minute.

  4. now add the soy sauce & tomato sauce. stir and mix well.

  5. add the fried baby corn.
  6. stir and season with salt, sugar, pepper & red chilli powder.
  7. stir again till the sauce coats the baby corn evenly.

  8. serve baby corn manchurian hot garnished with spring onion greens.
recipe notes

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.