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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe-Baby Corn Manchurian (Gravy and Dry Recipe)

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.

Baby Corn Manchurian

Baby Corn Manchurian

Baby Corn Manchurian

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndo Chinese

   Ingredients needed

   Baby corn -12
   All purpose flour/maida -1 1/2 tbsp
   Cornflour -2 tbsp
   Chilli powder -3/4 tsp
   Ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For the Sauce

   Oil -2 tbsp
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Onion -3/4 cup
   Green chilli -1
   Capsicum -1 medium size
   Spring onion greens -2 tbsp chopped

   Soya sauce -2-3 tsp
   Chilli Garlic sauce -2 tsp

   Cornflour -1 tbsp (mix with 1/4 cup of water)
   Pepper powder to taste
   Salt to taste

   For Garnishing

   Spring onion greens


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)

cooking baby corn

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.

frying baby corns

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.

sauteing onions and garlic

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.

baby corn manchurian recipe

Add a cup of water and bring it to boil.

how to make Baby Corn Manchurian

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.

how to prepare Baby Corn Manchurian

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  1. Do we have any alternative for maida to try this menu?
    Maida is not good

    1. Try adding a little rice flour though I have not experimented it.

    2. Yes u can use wheat flour but Clear it with maida chali

  2. I have guests visiting tomorrow evening will it be good if i prepare it in morning and reheat it when they come, dry version of it.I will be happy if you could reply asap

    1. I don't think it will be a bad idea. But anything made fresh is more delicious and tasty, no doubt.


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