Baked baby corn Manchurian

Babycorn final


Baby corn manchurian is a much sought after indo chinese starter. Manchuian is a very popular Indo-Chinese fusion preparation and there are two versions. Dry one often served as starter and manchurian with gravy, served as side dish. Apart from onions, I have added green and yellow bell peppers in this manchurian dry recipe

I parboiled baby corn in very hot water with salt to reduce raw flavour of it even after baking it.

Yields-2 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-10 minutes
Baking time-25-30 minutes


Preparing baby corn:

  • Baby corn-10-12
  • Rice flour-2tbsp
  • Corn starch-2tbsp
  • Besan flour/plain flour-1/4cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Oil- for baking

For Manchurian:

  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Chopped bell peppers-1
  • Spring onion white-1/4cup
  • Slit Green chillies- 2
  • Ground pepper powder-1/4tsp
  • Corn starch/flour-1tbsp
  • Chopped garlic-3cloves
  • Soya sauce-1tbsp
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce-1tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Chopped spring onion greens-for garnishing


  • Wash baby corn thoroughly chop them into bite size pieces.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and add a pinch of salt to it, add the chopped baby corn and par boil for 4-5minutes. Drain and pat c=dry using a kitchen towel.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200deg C , line and grease the baking tray and set aside.
  • Now in a bowl combine rice flour, corn starch, besan/plain flour salt, turmeric, chilli powder – add water little at a time until a thick batter is obtained.
  • Now dip the parboiled baby corn in the batter coat well and arrange in the prepared baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden- flipping halfway.
  • For the Manchurian sauce:
  • Dissolve corn starch in 2-3 tbsp water ant set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok/kadai, add in onion, spring onion and saute for 2-3 minutes/until translucent.
  • Add garlic, slit green chillies, bell peppers and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add soya sauce,vinegar, chilli sauce, salt mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Now add baked baby corn and toss until well combined with the sauce and let it cook until heated through.
  • Finally season with ground pepper powder turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

I used homemade chilli sauce here (recipe link).

Chilli sauce


  • Coated Baby corn can be deep fried added crunchiness or it can be shallow fried in the skillet or pan as well instead of baking.
  • Sauces can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Store bought one can also be used.

I am bringing this recipe to Kimmy’s HVF#33


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 February 5, 2015, in Indian, Side dish, Starters, Vegan and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Wow baby form that’s yum yum:-)

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  3. this looks delicious!


  4. Chitra….you have me craving over here! These look and sound so good!


  5. Wow! Your recipes are very innovative, Chitra! I would love to try this one. 🙂


  6. Oh my this looks great! 😃


  7. yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy:) I love corn tooo will try baby corn someday

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