Baby Corn Chilli

Baby Corn Chilli

Full written recipe Baby Corn Chilli
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 3-4 people
For boiling baby corn:


• Babycorn 250 grams
• Boiling water for boiling
• Salt a pinch


• To boil the baby corn, cut them into bite sized diagonal pieces & transfer them into a bowl.
• Boil water in a stock pot & add a pinch of salt to it, once the water starts boiling add the baby corn into it & cook for 7-8 minutes until they are almost cook, you don’t have to cook them completely.
• Strain the baby corn using a sieve & let it cool down.

For frying and tossing

Ingredients for frying:

• Cornflour 1/2 cup
• Refined flour 1/4 cup
• Baking powder 1/2 tsp
• Salt to taste
• Black pepper powder a pinch
• Water as required


• To make the batter for frying, add all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl & gradually add water while whisking continuously to make a thick lump free batter.
• Further add the boiled baby corn in the batter & coat all the pieces well.
• Now you have to fry them in moderately hot oil on medium to high heat, carefully drop the coated baby corn in the oil & fry until crisp & light golden brown, if you want you can double fry for some extra crispiness.
• Once they become light golden brown remove them from the oil & transfer them onto a sieve for all the excess oil to drip off.

Ingredients for tossing:

• Oil 2 tbsp
• Onions 2 tbsp (chopped)
• Ginger 1 inch (chopped)
• Garlic 4 tbsp (chopped)
• Coriander stems 1 tbsp (chopped)
• Green chillies 3-4 nos. (slit)
• Vegetable stock/hot water 150-200 ml
• Light soy sauce 1 tsp
• Dark soy sauce 1 tsp
• Green chilli paste of 1-2 chillies
• Sugar a pinch
• Salt to taste
• White pepper a pinch
• Cornstarch 1 tbsp
• Water 2 tbsp
• Capsicum 1/3 cup
• Spring onion bulbs 2 tbsp (chopped)
• Fresh coriander a small handful
• Spring onion greens a small handful


• Set a wok on high flame & let it heat nicely, then add the oil to it & swirl it well to coat the wok well with the oil.
• Now add onions, ginger, garlic, coriander steam, green chillies, stir & cook on high flame for a minute.
• Further add the vegetable stock or hot water & let it come to a boil.
• Once it starts boiling add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, green chilli paste, sugar, salt & white pepper powder, mix everything well.
• To make the slurry, add corn-starch & water in a separate bowl & mix well, there should be no lumps.
• Add the slurry to the sauce while whisking it continuously, the sauce will thicken up nicely.
• Lower the flame once the sauce thickens & add the fried baby corn in it along with capsicum, spring onion bulbs & fresh coriander, toss everything well & coat the baby corn pieces with the sauce, you don’t have to cook a lot at this stage or else the fried baby corn will turn soggy.
• Add the spring onion greens & your baby corn chilli is ready.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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