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October 31, 2014


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Its been years i posted a manchurian recipe in my blog.In 2010, i shared vegetable manchurian gravy recipe.After that i couldn’t post any even though i keep making it very often in weekends.When we visit hotel/restaurant,most of the time we order gobi manchurian or baby corn manchurian for starter.Its our family favourite recipe.I like baby corn manchurian dry version too.I will try that & share here soon.But my daughter Raksha loves this gravy version more than the dry ones.So here we see how to make this crispy,kids favourite starter baby corn manchurian recipe with step by step pictures belowHappy.
Do check out my golden baby corn fry and Baby corn stir fry recipes !

Baby corn manchurian recipe

Baby corn manchurian recipe Baby corn manchurian recipe - Yummy starter recipe which kids would love it
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Starter
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

To pressure cook for one whistle
  • Baby corn - 10 nos
  • Salt & water - as needed
For batter
  • Maida - 4 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger& Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda - a small pinch
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
For sauce
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Capsicum - 1/2 no
  • Spring onions – few ( chopped finely)
  • Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Green chillies - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp - 1 tsp ( adjust as per ur spice level)
  • Pepper powder –1/4 tsp
  • Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tsp (dissolve in 1/2 cup of water)

  • Wash and chop the baby corn lengthwise of 2 inch size.The thin u chop,crispy it would be.Pressure cook it adding enough water & salt in high flame just for 1-2 whistle.Remove & drain the excess water.Squeeze it & set aside.
  • In a wide bowl,mix all the ingredients given under “to batter”. Add water little by little and make a paste like batter.Add the cooked baby corn pieces.Mix well and marinate for minimum 15 minutes-30 minutes.Overnight marination in refrigerator is also fine.Make sure the batter is not thick like bajji batter.It should be slightly thin.( If u make it too thin,baby corn wont coat well.If u make it too thick,the outer cover will separate while u put in sauce.so add water carefully.)
  • Deep fry now if u serve immediately.Else let it marinate & proceed to make sauce.
  • Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.Deep fry the marinated baby corn pieces turning now & then.Baby corn should be well coated with the batter.Drop them one at a time and deep fry in batches.( If u keep less oil for deep frying,baby corn would stick to the bottom of kadai.So keep enough oil.)
  • Cook till turns crispy and golden brown.Remove in a tissue.If the pieces are sticked together,remove them and set aside.
  • For making sauce,heat oil in a kadai.Saute finely chopped onions,Stem part of spring onions,capsicum,ginger,garlic & chilli pieces.Then add the red chilli powder,salt,pepper powder & saute for few seconds.Then add the tomato sauce and soya sauce.mix well.Dilute corn flour in 1/2 cup of water and add it to the mixture.Let it boil till the mixture thickens.
  • Add deep fried baby corn to the cooked sauce.Mix well and switch on the flame.Mix well and then switch off the flame.

  • Garnish with chopped spring onion pieces and serve hot with tomato sauce.
Enjoy !


  • If u want the baby corn to be crispy while serving,make the sauce first.Lastly deep fry the baby corn pieces & add it.Serve immediately.U can also follow this way to get crispy manchurian.ie deep fry the fried baby corn pieces again before adding to the sauce.It will be super crispy while eating. In restaurants they follow this method.
  • You can skip adding corn flour water if u want a dry mixture.
  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder as per your taste.If making for kids,make it less spicy.

Do check out my golden baby corn fry and Baby corn stir fry recipes !

Enjoy this yummy n delicious starter recipe with tomato sauce .I served my daughter with sauce & mosambi juice Smile

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  1. love that you made it in bite size pieces, looks very tempting

  2. The bright red of the manchurian against the white backdrop looks SO alluring. I want to reach across and grab some. :)

  3. So Tempting! I fav too. Lovely pics too.

  4. baby corn manchuria luks awesome , v all likes it very much , i wanted to try it , thnks fr posting

  5. Crispy weekend special evening snack

  6. Wow ..Nice recipe chitra ..Def i am trying this .

  7. looks fabulous delicious presentation

  8. just a plate of fried rice along with this and would feel awesome... yummy manchurian...

  9. Babycorn manchurian looks super delicious!


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