Pepper Baby Corn

Pepper Baby Corn

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There has to be first time for everything right? Well, this is the first time I’ve cooked something with baby corn. Though I buy it on a regular basis, I usually make stir fry with them. I somehow never thought about making a dish out of it. Looks like I was wrong! They are very well capable of carrying themselves on their own!

Apart from the usual idli/dosa, we hardly eat any veg stuff when we dine out. After trying out this recipe, I’m keen on trying more veg recipes.

This recipe is great as a starter/appetiser or as a side dish for fried rice. It has a nice crunch to it and the flavour is just awesome, if I say so myself ;) I’d say, this dish will brighten up a dull day with it’s look, texture and taste.

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Btw, can I please ask a favour from you? As you can see, I try my best to reply to each and every comment posted here. So if you’ve tried any recipe or if you’ve any doubt about any recipe, it would be great if you could use the comment form for the same rather than emailing me. Dont worry, you can post your feedback about the recipe irrespective of whether you like it or not. I publish all the comments, unless it’s vulgar or offending. Many others like you, love to read about the reviews before trying out a recipe and your comments are highly valued. I do hope you understand, thanks :)

So back to the recipe with step by step pictures…

Make a medium thick batter with cornflour, plain flour, salt and water…

Step 1

Dip the whole baby corn in this batter and fry till it turns golden brown…

Step 2

Cut the fried baby corn into medium size cubes. Keep it aside…

Step 3Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. When it turns golden brown, add ginger and garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add crushed pepper and crushed red chilli. Stir well…

Step 4Add soya sauce and tomato ketchup. Add salt and 2-3 tbsp hot water just to bring everything together. Stir well. Add fried baby corns…

Step 6 Combine everything. Add the chopped spring onions. Stir and remove from gas…

Step 7

Recipe adapted from Vanitha Pachakam

Pepper Baby Corn
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Recipe type: Appetiser, Starter, Side dish
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Serves: 2-3
 
Ingredients
  • Baby corn – 20
  • Cornflour – 1.5 – 2 tbsp
  • Plain flour (maida) – 1.5 – 2 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Onion – 1 big, finely chopped
  • Grated/crushed ginger and garlic – 1.5 tsp each
  • Crushed pepper – ½ tbsp
  • Crushed red chilli – 1 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped spring onion – 2-3 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Make a medium thick batter with cornflour, plain flour, salt and water. Dip the whole baby corn in this batter and fry till it turns golden brown.
  2. Cut the fried baby corn into medium size cubes. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. When it turns golden brown, add ginger and garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add crushed pepper and crushed red chilli. Stir well. After a min or two, add soya sauce and tomato ketchup. Stir well. Add salt and 2-3 tbsp hot water just to bring everything together. Add fried baby corns and combine everything. Add the chopped spring onions. Stir and remove from gas. Serve hot.
Notes
Be careful while adding salt, since we are also using soya sauce. The recipe is a bit spicy, so you can adjust the qty of pepper and red chilli to suit your taste.

 

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  • Nivedita Ghanekar

    Hi Maria,

    I got your website link through a friend of mine who loves cooking food. I tried your above recipe, I did not have all ingredients so I used a potato and babycorn, I know that spring onion would have enhanced the taste but somehow i dint get them. so i replaced that with 2 onions broadly chopped. I caramelized the onions in little oil. Since I am bit of health freak, i try to cook in as less oil as possible. That is the only change I made and followed rest of recipe. I must say it turned out great. Thanks. I am vegetarian and i am glad you have many interesting veg recipes.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nivedita,

      Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. Great to know that you liked it. I do hope you will like other veg recipes too..

      Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • preveena bhagianath

    Hi maria! I like the new look and this dish looks delicious. Nice work!

    http://www.myweekenfoodexperiments.wordpress.com

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Preveena :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anamika.pranavam Vineetha Sush

    u r right about babycorn, I ate an awesome babycron starter from a chinese restaurant here and then came home and tried it almost the same way like u,but i only shallow fried and then to satisfy my non veg crave i added prawns one time and scallops next time, after that two times i didnt make it, but after seeing this i am tempted to make it again, wondeing which sea food to add this time =D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Prawns and baby corns sounds like a fab combination, thanks for the idea, I’ll try it next time :)

      So did you make it again, I’m curious to know which seafood you used this time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lakshmi

    Hi maria,
    You have a wonderful website.. i have lost count of the recipes i have tried from your site.. how many ever cooking websites i browse through, i end up making something from your cookbook :-) thanks a lot ..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Lakshmi dear, your comment made my day :) Thanks a ton! It’s a pleasure to know that you are a loyal reader of my humble blog, thank you!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sindhya Jisho

    Maria, how are you? Your clicks are all pictures- perfect. They are so motivating :) as well.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sindhya,

      I’m doing good dear, thanks. Thanks for your comment :)

      You take care..
      Maria

  • Preeti Nambiar

    Hey maria,

    Nice presentation..I love every post of yours , your non-vegetation typical kerala dishes looks very tempting but being a vegetarian I just cant try them :( maybe I will substitue them with veggies. If they come out good then will surely let u know and post as well.

    keep up the good work. U r an inspiration

    Love

    Preeti

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Preeti for your kind words :) Btw, some of my reader’s try the chicken recipes using paneer. May be you can try that.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Reena

    Hey Maria,
    I tried this the day u posted it itself, n it came out super awesome, my husband and 7 yr old son wolfed it down with relish :) reminded me a lot of the Caesars restaurant Chilli Gobi preparation, esp since I added a lil more ketchup than u’d suggested. My only complaint ios that it got over all to quickly :)
    Thank you for a truly scrumptious veggie recipe.
    Cheers,
    Reena :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Reena :) I’m really happy to know that this was a hit at your place. may be next time, you can make double qty ;)

      Cheers
      Maria