Baby Corn Manchurian is a very popular Indo Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with baby corns. It pairs well with noodles and fried rice. We had it with vegetable fried rice for dinner. It tasted heavenly. Today we will learn how to make Baby Corn Manchurian (both dry and gravy) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Clean and cut the baby corn into 3-4 pieces. Finely chop green chillies, garlic, capsicum and onions.
Bring water to rolling boil. Add baby corn, salt needed, switch off the flame and keep it covered for 10 minutes.
Drain the water completely, add cornflour, maida, salt, (remember we have added salt to baby corn while par boiling it, so add accordingly) chilli powder, ginger garlic paste to the baby corn and mix it well. Let it sit or marinate for 15 minutes. (personally I suggest marinating the baby corns as it tastes delicious otherwise it is tasteless in the gravy)
After 15-20 minutes, heat oil and deep fry the baby corns. Remove from oil with a slotted ladle and place it on a colander or paper towel to drain excess oil.
Method to prepare Baby Corn Manchurian Gravy
Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds.
Then add onions, green chilli, salt needed and saute until onions turn transparent.
Then add capsicum, spring onion greens and cook for a few more minutes on high flame stirring continuously.
Add soya sauce, chilli garlic sauce, pepper powder and cook on high flame for 2-3 seconds. Sauces can be added more or less to suit your taste. If you want dry manchurian, add the baby corn and mix well until it is well coated with the sauce. This is a dry baby corn manchurian.
If you want Baby Corn Manchurian Gravy, do not add baby corn at this stage, proceed to the next step.
Add a cup of water and bring it to boil.
Mix cornflour with 1/4 cup of water and add to the gravy.
When it starts to thicken (it will become glossy), add the fried baby corn and cook for a few more seconds until the baby corn is well coated with the sauce.
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with Vegetable fried rice or Mushroom fried rice or noodles.
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