Sunday, August 20, 2017



Babycorn is described as being a low carb high fibre corn. It is tasty and looks attractive in any dish. I make dishes using babycorn once in a while so you will find elsewhere in this blog recipes for Crispy Chilli Babycorn, Babycorn Masala (Microwaved), and Spicy Babycorn Satay.

Today's recipe is for a dish made in the Indian Chinese style. I tried it out and it was great with fried rice.

It is adapted from Babycorn in Hot Garlic Sauce in Aarthi's popular Yummy Tummy blog.

  • Babycorns, 275 grams, about 15 in number, 
  • Cornflour, 1/4 cup
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Oil, 2 -3 tbsp
For Sauce:
  • Ginger, chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped, 2 tbsp 
  • Small sized Onion, chopped finely, 1
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 2
  • Tomato Ketchup, 4 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce, 2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 2-3 tsp, or to taste
  • Vinegar, 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Sugar, 2 tsp
  • Spring Onions, finely chopped, 2 tbsp- for garnish

Wash the babycorns and cut them into half lengthwise
In a vessel, place the babycorn, add adequate water and boil for about 5 minutes till they become tender
Drain away the water and transfer the babycorn to a bowl
Mix in some of the cornflour, salt and pepper. Add a little water and mix so that the babycorn is well coated.
Make a slurry with the remaining cornflower and keep aside for later use.
Heat oil in a pan, and when it gets hot add the babycorn. Fry them till they become golden brown and crisp. Remove from the pan and keep aside.
In the same pan, add the chopped ginger, garlic and fry till golden and give off a nice aroma
Add chopped onion, green chillies, and a little salt. (Note: the sauces you will soon add also have salt content)
Saute till the onions turn a golden brown
Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, chilli powder and mix well
Now add some water and bring to a boil.
Add vinegar, sugar and mix well
Add the cornflower slurry kept aside  
Once it thickens, add the shallow fried babycorn back in, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes
Finally, garnish with spring onion green.

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