Chilli Baby Corn



Cold and wet weather is pleasant and a welcome change from the sultry summer we’ve had this year. Comforting, like an occasional deep fried indulgence. But unabated rain is anything but enjoyable. I prepared a spicy Indo-Chinese appetizer, Chilli Baby Corn, which served as a perfect antidote, adding a cheerful note to the day. Makes for a warm, well spiced appetizer.

Chilli Baby Corn Recipe

Marination: 10 mts, Prep & Cooking: 20 mts

Serves: 5 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg baby corn, cut into 1″ pieces

2 small onions, quartered (optional)

6-7 tbsps spring onion whites

3-4 tbsps spring onion greens

1 tbsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp chopped ginger

2 tsp soya sauce

2 tsps vinegar

1 tbsp corn flour + 5 tbsps water

1/2 tbsp brown sugar

1 large green capsicum, cut into thin slices

1 1/2 tbsps tomato sauce

1 tsp green chilli paste

salt to taste

2 tbsps oil

For marinade: (marinate baby corn with below ingredients for 10 mts)

large pinch black pepper pwd

1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste

salt to taste

1 tbsp corn flour + few tbsps water (the marinade should just coat the baby corn)

1 Heat 2 tbsps oil in a flat pan, place the thinly coated baby corn pieces next to one another and shallow fry till brown. Flip over and let it brown the other side. Remove and keep aside.
2 Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour the left over shallow fried oil (if necessary add 1-2 tsps more oil), add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute on high flame for about 30 secs. Add the chopped spring onion whites and quartered onions and saute for 2-3 mts. Add sliced capsicum and stir fry on high flame for 3 mts. Add green chilli paste, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and combine. Add the sauteed baby corn and toss for a mt on high flame. Add 1/4 cup water and adjust salt if necessary.
3 Add the cornflour water and combine on high flame, tossing the contents, for 3 mts. You will find that it becomes thick due to cornflour.
4 Add the chopped spring onion greens and combine. Garnish with more spring onion greens. Serve hot as a starter/appetizer.

Chilli Baby Corn

  • Prep time:
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  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. baby corn
  2. capsicum

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Cold and wet weather is pleasant and a welcome change from the sultry summer we’ve had this year. Comforting, like an occasional deep fried indulgence. But unabated rain is anything but enjoyable. I prepared a spicy Indo-Chinese appetizer, Chilli Baby Corn, which served as a perfect antidote, adding a cheerful note to the day. Makes for a warm, well spiced appetizer.

Sailu

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40 Responses

  1. satya says:

    wow, what a delicious n mouth watering chilli baby corn …i wish i can get some right away from the screen

  2. Beautiful looking curry, I have to make it one of these days.

  3. kavya says:

    hello sailu aunty,

    thank you for ur wonderful recipes. they r jus so great.my mom uses ur recipes for almost all the parties we have at home. i have become a fan of ur blog. as i have finished my 12th recently i’hv got plenty of time before joining engg. so each day im into cooking some fabulous recipes that i find in ur wonderful blog. i hv tried ur marie biscuit choco balls recently. they hv turned up very nicely. my sister jus loved it. her bday is at the end of this month and im going to make it a blast by using some of ur awesome recipes. thanx a lottt. give my regards to nehal…

  4. Wow… spicy and delicious chilli baby corn.. looks perfect and inviting.. Lovely presentation too.. u r gr8 :)

  5. suma says:

    looks yummy!!!

  6. Vid says:

    Picture has onions in it (not spring onions) but the recipe does not mention it. Could you pl update it.

  7. Neha says:

    looks really yummy..marination process is new to me..I have seen it in some fish recipes

  8. sheba says:

    This sounds great..having some guests and this sounds just perfect…thanks..

  9. vijaya says:

    I am planning to buy a OTG to try ur recepies. Could you please provide the OTG model number? Your help is really appreciated.

  10. Hey,

    This is so good & tempting… I am drooling…. I loved this prep totally… I would love to try this ASAP…… Thanks a ton for sharing…. God Bless!!!!

    Ash…

  11. Anjani says:

    Dear Sailu

    Can u tell me a substitute for brown sugar? Can i use regular sugar for this?

  12. Michelle says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I have seen yellow brown sugar and a darker brown sugar available. Do you know if they are different. Can you tell me what kind of brown sugar you use in the recipe. Thank you. Michelle

    • Sailu says:

      They are different in terms of amount of molasses. More molasses, darker the sugar. Less molasses, lighter the sugar. For this recipe, you can use either.

  13. reena says:

    Hi:

    Is tomato sauce…the ketchup or something else.

    Thanks

  14. Anuradha says:

    Dear Sailu garu,

    I barge into your food space whenever i have any doubt and till now you have given me answers to all my queries. I hope you will continue to do the same in the future also. I really appreciate your patience and mastery in this field. And one small doubt which vinegar is to be used in chilly babycorn reicpe. Please let me know. And thanks for sharing such mouth-watering, tasty, yummy recipes. Thanks a lot.

  15. Priya says:

    Are you referring to corn flour or corn starch?? please help!

  16. Sravanthi says:

    Simply amazing and loved it…… It hardly took half an hour to prepare this dish and every one in the family liked this.

    thank you Sailu…

  17. Vasavi says:

    Excellent recipe… But I found the same content in some other website. By checking the dates, found that it was posted first on ur site.. Please check.
    http://smsread.com/blog/tag/crispy-chilli-baby-corn

  18. niharika says:

    wow……..its very yummy spicy cilly baby corn.me & my family loved it.. THANKS

  19. Shiny says:

    i m gonna try it now

  20. Guest says:

    Hello sailu,
    can we substitute venigar with anything and also do u mean ketchup by tomato sauce. Can you please answer me i would like to prepare this weekend

    Thanks

  21. Guest says:

    Hello sailu,
    can we substitute venigar with anything and also do u mean ketchup by tomato sauce. Can you please answer me i would like to prepare this weekend

    Thanks

  22. Kala says:

    Will the baby corn remain crispy???

  23. sahana says:

    Hi…I tried this today, tastes good but it became little soggy (sticking to each other) n baby corn is not crispy. Also I didn’t get the perfect brown color as per your picture. one more thing soy sauce changed the whole of the dish, should I need to use light or dark soy sauce. pls guide me on the mistakes i would have done and also when to cook on low n high flames.

    • Use light soy sauce sparingly. Just half a tsp will do. You need to heat the oil really hot, reduce flame to medium and place each baby corn (dipped in batter) carefully. They will not stick to each other if placed individually in the oil. Fry on medium flame for a few minutes and on high for 2 mts till golden brown and remove from oil.

    • Use light soy sauce sparingly. Just half a tsp will do. You need to heat the oil really hot, reduce flame to medium and place each baby corn (dipped in batter) carefully. They will not stick to each other if placed individually in the oil. Fry on medium flame for a few minutes and on high for 2 mts till golden brown and remove from oil.

  24. sahana says:

    Hi…I tried this today, tastes good but it became little soggy (sticking to each other) n baby corn is not crispy. Also I didn’t get the perfect brown color as per your picture. one more thing soy sauce changed the whole of the dish, should I need to use light or dark soy sauce. pls guide me on the mistakes i would have done and also when to cook on low n high flames.

  25. guest says:

    is capsicum manditory?

  26. Dishes have the tag of chilli, since green chilies are added. but i
    think i was and am wrong. even the goan chilli fry, does not have a
    great number of chilies. so why the name chilli fry, i wonder.

  27. Surya S says:

    awesome…my wife tried today ….it came too tasty and very very good….Thank you

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