Thursday, October 30, 2014

Baby Corn Manchurian

What do you do when you have some sudden cravings? Order from any restaurant or make it yourself ? or just think about it and rest back? I love trying it on my own 90% of the times. Sometimes yes I do rest back or order(which happens rarely). This dish was made on one such day when I was having sudden cravings for some Indo Chinese dish.
Luckily I had everything in my pantry so I ended up making Baby corn Manchurian.


Here is what we need for making Baby Corn Manchurian:
Ingredients
For the batter:
  • 1 packet of babycorn
  • 2 tbsp cornflour/corn starch
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
  • ¼ th tsp soya sauce
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste (optional)
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • water as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying the babycorn
For the manchurian sauce.
  • 2 spring greens, chopped - reserve some greens for garnishing
  • 2 spring onion bulbs, finely chopped
  • 1 small capsicum/green bell pepper - chopped (optional)
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce(optional)
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil or sesame oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar


Instructions

For preparing the batter:
  1. Rinse the baby corn in water.
  2. Chop them if they are slightly big.
  3. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients mentioned under the batter except for baby corn and oil.
  4. Add water and make a thick batter.
  5. Dip the baby corn in the batter and coat them evenly.
  6. Heat oil for frying.
  7. Deep fry the baby corn in hot oil till they are golden brown and crisp.
Now let’s prepare the sauce.
  1. Heat oil in a wok or kadai.
  2. Add the finely chopped spring onions bulbs and stir fry till they become transparent.
  3. Add the ginger, garlic, green chilies.
  4. Stir fry for a minute.
  5. Now add the soy sauce & tomato sauce.
  6. Now add the chopped capsicum.
  7. Stir and mix well.
  8. Add the fried baby corn.
  9. Stir and season with salt, sugar, pepper powder.
  10. Stir again till the sauce gets coated the baby corn evenly.
  11. Serve baby corn Manchurian hot garnished with spring onion greens.


Notes:
You can use a tsp of red chilly powder instead of using 1 tsp chilli powder in the sauce.        

I add a little soya sauce in the batter that gives a little extra taste to the baby corns.

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