Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Baby Corn Chilly Fry

When you have'nt been cooking in a long time, all you want to do when you get the kitchen to yourself is to try something funky. Well, this recipe may not be exactly funky but it is defenitely one that will be loved by all at the table and is definitely spicy to tease your taste buds. This dish can be prepared in under 30 minutes if you have all the ingredients readily available.


- 200 gms Baby corn
- 3  to 4 small onions quatered
- 1/2 cup sliced capsicum
- 1/2 cup chopped spring onion greens
- 1/2 cup chopped spring onion whites
- 3 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp corn flour
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 2 tsp green chilly paste
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tsp ginger paste or shredded
- 1 tsp garlic paste or shredded
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
- Water as needed
- Salt as needed

Prep time: 15 minutes                        Cook time: 30 minutes


- Cut the baby corn into 1 inch pieces. Combine 1 tbsp corn flour, 1 tsp black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp chilly powder, Salt to taste with 2 tbsp of water.

- Marinate the corn in the above mix such that the flour mix coats the corn lightly.

- Mean while, get the other ingredients in place and have the veggies cut as required.

- In a flat pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add the corns and shallow fry until brown. Turn over the sides and brown them evenly on all sides.

- Remove the corn and set aside. In the same pan, add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and add ginger and garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds.
- Now add the spring onion whites and the quartered onions and saute for 2 minutes and later add the capsicum slices and fry on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Once the capsicums are sauteed for 3 minutes, lower the flame and add the vinegar, soy sauce, tomato sauce, chilly paste, sugar and salt as needed and mix well. Add the shallow fried baby corns at the time and mix with the rest of the ingredients and add 1/4 cup or less water if it is too dry. Let this combine for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Now, mix the 1 tbsp corn flour with 2 tbsp of water and add to the pan and keep stiring. The corn flour will thicken the contents and bring them all together.
- Now, add the spring onion greens,  mix in well and switch off the heat.
- Serve hot with your favourite soup or noodle!

Note: If you do not have tomato paste or chilly paste you can add cut tomatoes and chillies instead as shown in the picture. I used tomato paste and cut chillies( in place of chilly paste)