Baby Corn Manchurian

Updated: August 10, 2022, By Swasthi

Baby Corn Manchurian is crispy crunchy fried baby corn, tossed in an extremely flavorful spicy, sweet and tangy Manchurian sauce. It is a popular appetizer from the Indian and Indo-Chinese restaurants. In this post I share how to make this Baby Corn Manchurian at home without having to deep fry the baby corn. You can eat this on its own like a snack or with a meal of fried rice or noodles.

Baby Corn Manchurian

Manchurian dishes are a popular appetizer and side from the Indo-Chinese cuisine. The main ingredient in these dishes can be chicken, mixed vegetables, paneer or eggs. This Baby Corn Manchurian is yet another variation loved by a lot of people.

About Baby Corn Manchurian

Baby corn is a fabulous vegetable that is sweet and crunchy with a delightful flavor. In restaurants, bite sized pieces are coated with a batter and deep fried until crisp. These are then tossed in an umami manchurian sauce prepared with a generous amount of soya sauce, tomato ketchup and other aromatics.

At home we love baby corn and always hate to deep fry them. I often make this quick and easy black pepper baby corn stir fry. For this recipe, I toss the bite sized pieces with seasoned flour and water, shallow fry before adding to the manchurian sauce. Since baby corn is crunchy you don’t need to deep fry unless you like a thick coating of the batter/flour.

On occasions I have also made this in the air fryer. It gives the same results like the shallow fried baby corn since we don’t make a batter, but simply coat the veggie with a thin layer of flour. However if you want to make a restaurant style dish that is deep fried with a thick batter coating, use this Paneer manchurian recipe and make a batter. Deep fry and use the same sauce from the paneer manchurian recipe.

I have tried to keep this recipe healthier with minimal use of refined flour, less oil and less sauces. This is how I have made for my boys.

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1. Wash baby corn and cut them diagonally. If you like to make a restaurant style baby corn manchurian, make a batter first. To make the batter, add corn flour, plain flour, salt and black pepper to a bowl. Add water and make a thick batter. Dip the baby corn in the batter and fry in oil.

I like to minimize the corn and plain flour so omitted plain flour and used 2 tbsp corn flour. I added the baby corn to a bowl and then corn flour, salt and pepper powder.

cut babycorn

2. Tossed everything well, sprinkled little water and tossed again.

tossing in flours for baby corn manchurian recipe

3. Deep fry or shallow fry. You can also grill these. I shallow fried in 2 batches.

shallow frying baby corn

4. Fry them until golden, remove to a paper towel or a plate.

fried baby corn recipe

5. Transfer the oil to a bowl and keep 1 to 2 tbsps in the pan. Put on the flame to high this lends a smoky flavor. Fry ginger garlic until they smell good. Add onions and spring onion whites. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

Fry ginger garlic

6. Add capsicums, saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

sauteing capsicums for chilli baby corn manchurian recipe

7. Add 1 tbsp. soya sauce.

addition of soya sauce

8. Add ¼ to ½ tbsp. vinegar.

addition of vinegar

9. Add 1½ tbsp tomato sauce and ¾ to 1½ tbsp. chilli sauce (optional).

addition of sauces

10. Add ½ tsp sugar and 2 to 3 tbsp. water to make a sauce. Taste test and adjust the sauce to your liking. Add more tomato or chilli sauce if needed. If you like to make a gravy, stir in 1 tsp corn starch (corn flour) in 3 tbsps water. For more gravy, add more sauces and more corn flour. Cook until the sauce thickens.

simmering aromatics in sauce

11. Add baby corn, spring onions greens and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

tossing baby corn in manchurian sauce

Serve baby corn manchurian as a starter or snack. You can serve with fried rice or noodles. Garnish with spring onions.

Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe

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Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe

Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe

5 from 39 votes
Crunchy fried baby corn tossed in a umami manchurian sauce. Serve it as a snack or a side with fried rice or noodles.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 200 grams baby corn
  • 2 tbsp organic corn flour (corn starch)
  • 2 tbsp organic all-purpose flour (prefer organic, omit to shallow fry)
  • salt as needed
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

For manchurian sauce

  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil as needed
  • ½ tbsp ginger finely chopped , (optional)
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tbsp onions finely chopped
  • 1 green chili optional – chopped
  • 2 to 3 tbsp spring onions chopped
  • 2 to 4 tbsp bell pepper or capsicum chopped
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce (prefer naturally brewed)
  • ¼ to ½ tbsp vinegar (can use apple cider)
  • tbsp tomato sauce – ketchup (adjust as needed)
  • tbsp chilli sauce (optional, adjust as needed)
  • 2 tbsp spring onion greens


  • Wash baby corn well under running water. Cut them diagonally to 1½ inch sizes.
  • To deep fry : In a mixing bowl, whisk together corn flour, all purpose flour, salt and black pepper. Pour water and mix to make a thick flowy batter. To shallow fry: Toss the baby corn with corn flour, salt and black pepper. Splash little water and toss to coat the baby corn.
  • Heat oil in a pan until medium hot. Gently slide the pieces to the hot oil and fry until the coating is cooked through. Remove the oil to another bowl, retain only a tbsp in the pan.
  • Add ginger garlic and chilli. Saute until it turns fragrant. Add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Saute bell peppers as well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next add soya sauce, vineger, tomato sauce, chilli sauce and sugar.
  • Pour little water and cook until the sauce becomes thick. To make baby corn manchurian gravy, add 1 tsp corn flour to a small bowl. Mix it with 3 to 4 tbsp water and pour it to the pan. Allow the sauce to boil and thicken.
  • Add pepper and taste the sauce. If you want add more sauces.
  • Add fried baby corn and spring onion greens. Toss well. Baby corn manchurian is ready to serve.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Baby Corn Manchurian Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 12.9mg16%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tried came out well,Very tasty, and awesome receipe.. regular follower of all your recepies..

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Hi…thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe…tried baby corn Manchurian yesterday..was soo delicious so had to make Gobi version as it’s my fav..have to say that’s it’s the best Gobi Manchurian I have ever had…got rave reviews from my family…thank you again for sharing the recipe

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I absolutely loved the recipe.. the best thing I guess about this recipe is that it’s cool proof… it didn’t look like a restaurant dish.. but definitely better than that ❤️ Thank you ?

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Awesome receipe! Tried it first time and came out so well.

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Super Awesome came out well.. I did bit gravy.. Thanks for the recipe.
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Simply delicious.

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Hi… Thanks you for your perfect proportionate details… Baby corn gobi have come yummy n crispy… I really loved it… I heartly thank you so so much…

Thanks it’s too good

It is really easy
I have try most of the recipe
I am just 12 year old
So just c how easy it is


How to make babycorn curry side dish pls tel me

yummy,looks superb

Very good.