Baked – Baby corn Manchurian with mushrooms



Baby corn Manchurian is a indo-chinese starter which is crispy, crunchy and dry version.  In this recipe have posted both Baked and shallow fried version. There is not much of a difference in crispiness and taste. However for shallow fry requires an added focus taking less time with an added calories. So you can choose either to shallow fry or bake.

In this recipe baby corn is coated in the corn starch & plain flour batter. Toasted using shallow fry or baking method and then sauted in sauces with onion, spring onion, capsicum. As a variation added mushrooms to this recipe.  Vegetables and sauces can be personalized as per the taste.

Preparation time-15 mins
Cooking time- 20mins


  • Baby corn-20num

For batter:

  • Corn starch-2tbsp
  • Plain flour-2tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste-1tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- to shallow fry

For Manchurian sauce:

  • Olive Oil-2tsp
  • Chopped Bell peppers/capsicum-1num
  • Chopped Onion-1num
  • Sliced mushrooms-10num
  • Crushed garlic-2tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Slit green chillies-2num (optional)-use only if you’re a spice lover or just use chilli sauce
  • Soy sauce- 1tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
  • Vinegar-1tsp
  • Chopped spring onion greens-a handful


  • Rinse baby corn in warm water for 10-15 minutes, drain and chop them to half or as desired.

For batter:

  • In a bowl combine corn flour, plain flour, ginger-garlic paste, salt and mix well with 2-3tbsp of water to make a thick runny batter.
  • Dip baby corn in the batter and coat them evenly.
  • After coating this can be baked or shallow fried in the pan as per the convenience.

For shallow frying:

  • Grease a non-stick pan with few teaspoons of oil and arrange the coated baby in the pan without overlapping and toast baby corn until crispy and golden brown ( flip in between to toast the other side)

For baking:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 200deg C , line the baking tray place the coated baby corn in the tray and bake for 20-25 minutes/ until golden make sure to flip in between.

For the Manchurian sauce:

  • Heat oil in the wok/tawa add crushed garlic, green chillies (if using) onion and saute for a minute.
  • Add mushrooms, capsicum, and saute for 3-5 minutes until the capsicum and mushrooms are tender and crunchy.
  • Now add soy sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, salt mix well.
  • Add fried baby corn stir until the sauce evenly coats the baby corn.
  • Serve baby corn Manchurian hot garnished with spring onion greens.


  • If you’re a spice lover can add chilli sauce instead.
  • Baby corn can be deep fried but it might add few calories to your diet.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 9, 2014, in Indian, Side dish, Starters and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. This looks wonderful!


  2. Manchurians are always my fav:-) lbaby corn yum yum


  3. Yum! Looks like you made a lovely Chinese feast! 🙂


  4. Baked manchurian is a great idea , love this Chitra 🙂


  5. This sounds like a delicious side dish!


  6. Yummy.. Chitra, you got frozen baby corns or fresh ones?


  7. Looks so appetizing. I just had brekky and I am hungry just looking at the snaps 🙂


  8. That sounds yummy! I love baby corn dishes 🙂


  9. deliciouslynell



  10. Yum! Looks like one I need to try after grocery shopping this weekend.


  11. Reblogged this on Listonberries.


  12. Indo Chinese yumm…very interesting recipe


  13. looks delicious and the idea of baking is innovative. 🙂


  14. Wow! looks absolutely delicious! 🙂


  15. You are a beast of a woman, your food is just too good. Stop the madness already Chitra 🙂


  16. Oooh… baked version sounds interesting! Must try it.


  17. Great post! looks very tempting..


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