chilli baby corn recipe
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chilli baby corn

chilli baby corn recipe is a snack or starter recipe of crispy & spicy pan fried baby corn.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: main course, starters
Cuisine: indian, indo chinese
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


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


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.