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Baby Corn Manchurian is crispy fried baby corn in a sweet, spicy and  sour. Insanely delicious, it is usually served as a starter or as part of a main dish with either rice or noodles.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Meal, Starter
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 2


  • 10 baby corns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • enough water for boiling
  • oil for deep frying


  • 1 medium onion sliced or cubes
  • 1 small green or coloured sweet pepper cut into quarters
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
  • 2 to 3 green chillis sliced
  • 1 inch ginger cut into thin sticks
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour or rice flour
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp coarse pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • ½ cup tomato puree


  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 -4 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • pinch of soda bicarbonate baking soda


  • 3 tbsp chopped spring onion for topping



  • Wash the baby corn and cut it into half.
  • Put some water to boil and add a tsp of salt to it. When it begins to boil, add the corn. Cook for 3 minutes or till its just done.
  • Drain out the water and keep the corn on the side to cool.
  • Heat the oil for frying in a wok, frying pan or karai over medium heat.
  • In the meantime get the batter ready by mixing the batter ingredients.
  • Add water little at a time as you don't want a runny batter. It should be thick enough to coat the babay corn.
  • When the oil is hot, dip the baby corn pieces in the batter and fry them. Fry them till they become golden brown.
  • Remove and place them in a colander or on a kitchen paper to remove the excess oil.


  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wide pan.
  • When it becomes hot, add onion and pepper and stir fry for 1 minute over high heat.
  • Add ginger, garlic and chillis. Stir fry further for a minute or so.
  • Mix water, soy sauce,vinegar, chilli sauce,tomato puree, salt, sugar and cornflour in a small container.
  • Add fried baby corn and pepper powder to the onion mixture. Mix well.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture and quickly mix the vegetables.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve immediately.


  • Use good vinegar like cider, wine or rice vinegar. If you use vinegar substitute you will get a very sharp acidic taste.
  • The same method can be used to make cauliflower, mushroom and paneer machurian. If you are using cauliflower, cook it in salted boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Keep the fried corn ready ahead. Just before serving, stir fry it.
  • I used my home made chilli sauce. You can use any.
Keyword Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe, Baby Corn Manchurian, Indo- Chinese Style