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September 24, 2012

Baby Corn Stir Fry - Two Versions | Baby Corn Recipes

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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 your 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 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves, lemon juice and remove it. 
Serve hot with rice and 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 you 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!

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Vimitha Durai said...

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

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww... lovely and delicious side dishes.. looks absolutely amazing.. thanks for the wonderful recipes Chitra.. Love the presentation too :)
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Srividhya Ravikumar said...

love it...neatly explained dear...

Indian Khana said...

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

blazon said...

healthy and tasty dish. :-)

Unknown said...

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


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Veryhealthy and tasty stir fry.

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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Nice version of baby corn stir fry.

Shabbu said...

Tempting and yummy baby corn stir fry..
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Raks said...

Sounds nice and lovely picture :) very tempting

lata raja said...

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

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Its looks tempting.... Yum !!!

Prathima Rao said...

wow...loved both these flavorful versions!!
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Prema said...

wow you tempting me too much,loved it...

Menaga Sathia said...

loved the both version,very tempting!!

Divya A said...

Loved both the versions specially the first one :) Sounds too good!!
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Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love suc comforting fries with rice. looks yum.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Love these babycorn stir fries..nice evening snacks

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent side dish for rice, yummy stir fry.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Well explained recipe dear. yummy...

Unknown said...

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

Rohini said...

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!!

Sangeetha M said...

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

Unknown said...

I love the dish... Just yummy.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

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

radha said...

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.

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Faseela said...

lovely n yummy recipes

Shobha said...

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

Teena said...

Very tasty recipes!!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Both the preparation looks inviting...yum..

Amila said...

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….