baby corn manchurian recipe
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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: appetizers, brunch
Cuisine: indo chinese
Servings: 2
Author: Dassana Amit


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


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.