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baby corn stir fry

This is a simple stir fry which goes well for rice n roti. I got this idea from my neighbour. I have given two versions .. One is my version in which i followed the method of potato curry and the second one is my neighbours' version which is purely a south Indian style . Based on ur liking, try any. Both tastes good .. I pressure cooked the baby corn to ensure proper cooking but that step is purely optional. We can just saute the baby corns, cover and cook by sprinkling little water as my neighbour suggested..
  • Baby corn – 8-10 nos
  • Big onion – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (-do-)
  • Garlic cloves – 6 nos ( –do-)
  • Red chilly powder / Sambhar powder –3/4 - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp ( adjust)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
To Temper:
  • Olive oil / cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp

  • Pressure cook baby corn for 1 whistle..Set aside.
  • In a kadai , heat oil and add the mustard seeds & jeera, once they start to splutter , add onions,ginger & garlic pieces,curry leaves.
  • Saute well. Add little turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  • Now add the sambhar/ red chilly powder. mix well.
  • Finally add the cut baby corn slices. Saute well for few mins .
  • Add coriander leaves , lemon juice and remove..
Serve hot with rice n roti!!
  • Ginger&garlic paste can be used instead of ginger , garlic pieces.
  • Baby corn need not be pressure cooked. Instead it can be sauteed in oil & cooked by covering it in the kadai sprinkling little water in between..
  • Tomatoes can be used instead of lemon juice..


  • Baby corn – 8-10 nos
  • Big onion – 1 no (finely chopped ) (optional)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
To grind:
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Green or Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
To temper:
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Grind the items given under “to grind” without adding water.
  • Cut the baby corn into lengthy 1 inch strips.
  • In a kadai , heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, jeera & curry leaves.Saute onions if u use them..
  • Add the baby corn and saute well.
  • Now add the ground coconut , turmeric powder & salt.
  • Saute till the raw smell emanates.
  • sprinkle little water , mix well.
  • Cover & cook till the baby corn is done.
  • Add water whenever necessary. Always keep the flame in medium & stir well every now & then to avoid burning.
  • After the baby corn is cooked well, add fresh coriander leaves & remove.
Serve hot  with rice!

Baby corns and its Health Benefits
About Baby corn
Baby corn is a small cereal of wonder , tastes heavenly as well as comes with loads of nutrition. Baby corns are wholesome and are a versatile food which can blend with various spices, herbs and nuts.  Baby corn comes out delicious and tasty in any dish you try from any cuisine.This can also be used as a dressing for the salads, which then becomes a delicacy.Baby corns are a gold mine of nutrients and has the power to give you more than enough resistance against diseases and infections  as well as rejuvenating the body of the toxins.
Attributes of Baby corn
Baby corns are tender  and young fruits of  the maize plants which are plucked well before the harvest time before the fertilization of the corns.
Baby corns can be consumed either as  afresh vegetable or as frozen in cans as preserved. They are canned in a solution of 3% brine, 2% sugar and 0.3%citric acid.
The baby corns are about 10 cms long, 1 - 1.5 cms thick and about 7-8 grams in weight. the colour of the baby corns will be between creamish to light yellow and has a regular row arrangement.
The ears of baby corn are used in pickles, and salads, which with their crunchy taste  makes the dish tasty, delicious, mouth watering as well as wholesome. This vegetable is eaten all over the world for the taste and nutrition it provides.
Nutrition in baby corns
Baby Corns are comparable to other vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, lady's fingers ,spinach, French beans and brinjals.
They have 86- 100 grams of Phosphorous..
It is a low caloried vegetable
It is low in Cholesterol
It is rich in fibre content
Free from the residual effect of the pesticides
It is an organic food since the edible portion is covered by many layers and so protected from pesticides
Health benefits of baby corns
Corn is a rich source of many essential nutrients and fibre. A meal rich in corn can go a long way in protecting yourself against many diseases and ailments.
Baby Corns have complex carbohydrate which provides a steady stream of energy through out the day
It is a good source of soluble fibre and cooked Sweet corn is said to have anti oxidant which is supposed to prevent cancers and Heart diseases.


  1. Loved both the stir fries... Perfect for side dishes

  2. Woww... lovely and delicious side dishes.. looks absolutely amazing.. thanks for the wonderful recipes Chitra.. Love the presentation too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Looks perfect n yum ...both the versions are nice

  4. loved both of them!!! nice innovative dish using baby corn!!


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  5. Nice version of baby corn stir fry.

  6. Sounds nice and lovely picture :) very tempting

  7. The stirfry picture looks very inviting. I liked the second version.Very Indian version :)

  8. Its looks tempting.... Yum !!!

  9. wow...loved both these flavorful versions!!
    Prathima Rao
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  10. loved the both version,very tempting!!

  11. love suc comforting fries with rice. looks yum.

  12. Love these babycorn stir fries..nice evening snacks

  13. Excellent side dish for rice, yummy stir fry.

  14. Well explained recipe dear. yummy...

  15. droooling here!!looks amazing!

  16. My lil ones fav...looks very appetising!!

  17. I love babycorn in any form!!! Both versions just are perfect to please anyone's palate... I have a can lying in my refridgerator.. Will try this soon!! Hey btw, thanks so much for stopping by!!

  18. stir fry sounds very yummy n healthy...inviting pic!

  19. I LOVE baby corn and that stir-fry is so yummy and tasty looking:)

  20. Both are nice, but does baby corn require pressure cooking? Curious. I have only used it with noodles. Only buy it for that purpose. Should get some and just try a stir fry like this.

  21. Baby corn is always so yummy any way you prepare..

  22. Both the preparation looks inviting...yum..

  23. This looks like a very delicious recipe….I really want to try it. You have a nice space. Hope we can be followers each other….


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