Baby corns are no less than babies when it comes to their tenderness and sweetness. I love to make this baby corn manchurian for my hubby, as he loves them. I have added yellow and red bell pepper in this preparation to make it more colorful. Hope all of you like it. I'll be grateful if you could give me your valuable feedback after trying it out at your homes.
Serves: 2, Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
12-14 Baby corns
3 tbsp all purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Ginger-Garlic-Green chilly paste
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
3-4 drops of Orange color (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
5-6 flakes Garlic (chopped finely)
2 whole Red chilly
3 Green chillies
1 big Onion
1/2 cup Green bell pepper, seeded, chopped in small cubes
1/2 cup Red bell pepper, seeded, chopped in small cubes
1/2 cup Yellow bell pepper, seeded, chopped in small cubes
1/2 bunch Spring onions (the green part)
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Black pepper powder
1 tbsp Tomato sauce
1 tbsp Soya sauce
2 tsp Chilly sauce
1/4 cup coriander (chopped)
1/4 cup Cornflour in 1 cup water
Microwave the baby corns for 7-8 minutes on high, till they are half cooked. Cut the baby corns horizontally in 2 if length is small or in 3 parts vertically if the length is slightly bigger.
Mix all the coating ingredients except oil in a large bowl and make a thick batter. The quantity of water in batter should be sufficient enough to coat the baby corns properly.
Heat oil in a pan, dip the baby corn pieces in the above batter and deep fry them in medium heat till golden brown. Place them in kitchen towel to remove excess oil and keep them aside.
Fried baby corns
In a wok heat 1 tbsp oil, fry chopped garlic and red chillies. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute. Now add green chillies, onion and capsicums. Saute for 3-4 minutes. In the mean time chop spring onion and coriander leaves. Add soya sauce, tomato suce and chilly sauce and stir well. Add black pepper powder and salt (do keep in mind that the sauces have already salt in them). Add the fried baby corns, chopped coriander and spring onion. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Add the corn flour which was pre-dissolved in 1 cup water to this pan, stir well evenly and remove from the flame. Decorate with chopped spring onion and serve hot as an appetizer or side dish with fried rice.