Sep 9, 2007

Masala Baby Corn

Serves 4

Canned baby corn 7 nos- cut in around 1/4 inches thick rounds
Onion chopped-1 cup
Tomato pure of 2 large tomatoes
gram flour (Besan) - 1 ½ tbsp
Green chillies chopped – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 ½ tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2tsp
Grated ginger- 1tbs
Asafetida (Hing)- a pinch
Oil – 4 tbsp
Salt to taste

Note- All the spices can be adjusted according to the taste. If you don get canned baby corn, fresh ones can also be used. Cook them in boiled water till they are tender but still crisp. For people who don't eat onions can skip it. After cooking the gram flour add Tomato pure in it.

Take 3 tbsp oil in a pan, add
asafetida and cumin seeds. When they start cracking add gram flour, stir it continuously and cook till it becomes light brown in color and a nice aroma starts coming out of it, say for almost a min. now add onions and add the remaining 1tbsp oil. Cook till they become golden brown in color (You may not be able to see the color of the onions may be because of the gram flour so cook it uncovered for almost 3-4 min. stir t in between in order to avoid them from burning). Now add the tomato puree and all the spices except salt. Cover it and cook it for almost 3 min on medium flame (the gravy will become red in color and oil will be visible on the surface). Now add the baby corns and salt. Stir it well and cook for 1 min without covering the pan. Now add 1 ½ cup of water (water can be adjusted according to the consistency of the gravy one wants). Now cover it and cook for almost 10 min on low flame. Garnish with coriander and serve with roti, naan or rice :)


roopa said...

hey thats one tasty recipe u have there:)

Buggy said...

hey tht was quick..thanks for posting the comment:) I have tried this and it tasts different and try it :)

Nik Patel said...


Your picture enticed me to try this.. I have used fresh tomato puree and mine turned out brown.. I will try with canned tomato puree in future so bright red color..

Since Baby corn is chinese ingredients, I added 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce and it turned out great indo-chinese dish..

thanks for the inspiration..

Nik Patel

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Thanks Nik for trying out the recipe and making it indo-chinese dish. Its been a long time since I have made this this time I am gonna try ur style and let u know how it tasted :)

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