12 November, 2006

Baby Corn Manchurian

Have I mentioned that I'm a lover of Indo-Chinese Food? Oh yes, I am and so is my better half when it comes to Manchurian:) Although its a uses Chinese ingredients, Manchurian is an Indian creation and has become part and parcel of many fast food joints in India. Even in five star hotels it's served with glitz and blitz. It has shaped into Indian istyle to match the taste of mass audience.
For me its a comfort food. Although I dont prefer deep fried food and try to avoid cooking them as much as possible, manchurian always managed to change my mind. Combined with my love for manchurian and little persuasion from my hubby(which was unnecessary;) I made Baby Corn Manchurian which I actually brought to make Baby Corn Masala... And it turned out just yummmyyyyyyyy....

Baby Corn Manchurian

Ingredients:
10-12 Baby Corns
3-4 tbsp Flour/maida
1 tbsp Cornflour
1 tsp Dry Red Chilli powder (Adjust acc to taste)
1 inch Ginger, chopped finely
3-4 flakes Garlic, chopped finely
3-4 spring onions, diced
1 small Green Capsicum/Bell pepper,diced
2-3 Green chillies, chopped (Adjust acc to taste)
3 tbsp Tomato Sauce/Ketchup
1 tbsp Soya Sauce
2 tbsp Coriander Leaves,finely chopped
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Crisp 'n Crunchy Baby Corn Manchurian

Method:
In a pan take little oil and fry chopped garlic, chillies and ginger.
To this add Capsicum and saute it for 1-2 minutes.
Add Spring Onions, Coriander leaves,tomato sauce and soyasauce(if you want it to be more spicier add chilli sauce)
Cut Baby Corns length wise and keep aside.
Make a little thick batter with maida, cornflour, chilli powder, salt with water.
Coat the baby corn with the batter and then deep fry at medium flame till they turns golden brown.
Drain them in paper towel to remove excess oil.
Add the fried babycorns with the sauce you have prepared and mix well.
Garnish them with chopped coriander leaves and greens of spring onion and serve hot.

Baby Corn Manchurian

Final Verdict:
Baby Corn Manchurian turned out much better than my expectation. It was crisp, crunchy, saucy, spicy and delicious...Mama mia... Me n my hubby felt that we should have brought another pack of baby corns:( May be next time we will:)

36 comments:

  1. Hehehe....I am planning to make chinese food for dinner tonight!!! I bought caulifower though, to make gobi manchurian, Had I known, I would have picked up some corn too!!!

    That looks really yummy..what else did you make with it? I am planning to make Gobi Manchurian,Spring rolls, and Fried rice.

    Cheers,Trupti

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  2. hey trupti,
    i just made this for evening snack... looks like u r gonna be little busy this evening:) let me know hw it turns out:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  3. hey supriya,
    it look too good. what trupti didn't have is i got in my fridge since 3-4 days :D, its time to bring them out and use it this way :D .
    nice snack.
    stay tuned.
    -Pooja

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  4. he he pooja,
    dont tell this to trupti;)
    do let me know if u like this recipe:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  5. Great looking recipe with baby corn! Mouthwatering and great pic!:))

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  6. thanks sandeepa, next time i will try paneer and mushrooms:) they too taste really gr8:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  7. I lo--ve baby corn manchurian. I have been wanting to try some corn recipe for a long and this one looks great to start with.
    Thanks Supriya

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  8. Thanks for sharing Supriya....love chinese food, but don't get good Indian chinese here. Now I'll make it myself.
    Nidhi.

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  9. hi nalini,
    thanks for stopping by:) do let me know how it turns out:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  10. hi nidhi,
    its always better to cook at home and this is a easy recipe. give it a try sometime.. im sure after that u will prefer home cooked manchuri to hotel ones:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  11. That's an innovative recipe for manchuria. Will get the baby corn and try it out soon.

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  12. hi lakshmi,
    i'm glad that u liked the idea:) do give it a try girl
    cheers
    supriya

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  13. Hello Sia,

    I have tried the same recipe with 'ajinomoto' (added in pinch quantity), as someone said to me that the authentic taste of chinese dishes is due to this ingredient.

    What do you personally recommend though ?

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  14. Hello Sia,

    I have given this "baby corn manchurian" recipe a try with subtle differences. Someone told me to add a pinch of "Ajinomoto" to get the authentic chinese taste.

    Also I did not read the usage of the maida/flour in the recipe.

    Pls comment.

    Thanks
    Blossom

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  15. hi blossom,
    sorry, i was away on holiday. just saw ur comment. yes, ajinomoto does add more flavour to chinese food. u can add a small pinch of ajinomoto to base sauce. but i have read somewhere that its not good for health. so i use it in moderation and not very often.
    i have made changes to the recipe instruction. thanks for pointing it out. u add maida with cornflour to make a thick batter.
    do try this sometime. mancurian is a fav dish with my family n i hope enjoy it as much as we do:)

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  16. Hey Supriya!
    Thx a lot 4 this wonderful recipe..just finished preparing it..turned out to be mouth watering..
    take care..
    harshini.

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  17. @harshini,
    u r welcome:) i am glad to know u enjoyed it:)

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  18. Hi,
    This recipe is awesome!I made mouth watering manchurians yesterday, thanks to u.. My husband liked it a lot too:) Thanks for the recipe dear..

    Regards,
    Raji

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  19. @raji,
    i am glad u n ur hubby enjoyed it dear:) thanks for letting me know. have a good day

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  20. Hey Sia,

    I visited this website very recently for the first time and was amazed at the number of recipes you have posted along with well taken photographs. I tried your Gobi Manchurian recipe over the weekend and it was a big hit! It was just perfect. My hubby and I enjoyed it so much!

    -Ranjani

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  21. Hi, I tried your recipe for baby corn manchurian and it came out pretty good. I also added cauliflower to it. However, it wasn't crunchy - should it be?

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  22. @ranjani,
    thanku ranjani for ur feedback. i really appreciate it:) do let me know if u try any other recipes from my blog and if u r a lover of indo-chinese food then i would recommend u to try veg balls in garlic sauce.

    @smriti,
    thank u smriti. manchurians served in hotels have little crunch to them. if u really like crunchy manchurians then i would recommend u to do these:
    1. add little more of corn flour for teh dipping batter as corn flour gives crunchiness to the manchurians when fried.
    2. add fried manchurians to base sauce just before serving.
    hope these helps.

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  23. Hey Sia, I just got married a month back and was looking for some recipes help my mom-in-law when she said lets try to make baby corn manchurian... Gonna try this recipe to impress her n my husband :D. Wil keep you posted on how it turns out to be... The pics look awesome though ...

    Cheers,
    Sowparnika

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  24. @Sowparnika,
    a warm welcome to my corner:) i am really glad to know u will be trying this recipe as it is one of our favourite recipe. infact i am gonna make this for my hubby over the weekend. do let me know if u have any doubts and good luck dear:) i am sure u'll impress ur MIL and hubby.

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  25. Sia! Thanks so much! It worked out pretty well... It got over in about 10-15 mins flat! :). MIL and hubby both thought it wsas great! Have a small doubt... How is the baby corn machurian gravy made? :).
    Between, I am fishing out some other of your recipes to make for tomorrow... Sunday :)

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  26. @sowparnika,
    glad to know u enjoyed the manchurian. this recipe is for dry manchurian. if u want to serve it with gravy with fried rice or plain steamed reice u can follw this recipe where i have posted a recipe for garlic sauce. make dry baby corn as instructed and serve it with this garlic gravy. do let me know how u like it.
    good to know u'll be trying some more recipes from MS. i hope u all enjoy it as much as we do:)

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  27. hi Sia,

    Yummy recipe, Great effort.... Hey i have always wanted to make Baby corn Manchurian... but i dont really know wer i can get fresh Baby Corn MAnchurian in US (Georgia)? Can u please guide me?
    Thnx,
    Regards,
    Shraddha Patel

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  28. Shraddha, I live in UK not in US. Sorry I cant help you with this query.

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  29. I never would have thought to make baby corn manchurian (though I love gobi and vegetable manchurian). Sounds delicious...I'll give your recipe a try!

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  30. i tried this recipe..its too good..awesome

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  31. I tried this recipe...its too good..awesome...

    thanks....

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  32. Hi Sia,

    I gave this recipe a try and it turned out finger licking good!! It was so easy to make yet so tempting!! Thank you for sharing the recipe :-)

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  33. Hi Sia,

    I gave this recipe a try and it turned out finger licking good!! It was so easy to make yet so tempting!! Thank you for sharing the recipe :-)

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  34. @ratna kakkad, Thanks for the thumbs up :) glad u liked it!

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