Thursday, April 9, 2009

Baby corn manchurian (Baby corn fritters in sweet and sour sauce)

Chinese cooking is a balance of opposites...sweet & sour, hot & cold, plain & spicy - the principles of Taoism. India and China share a history. Out of the main types of Chinese cooking (which are Guangzhou, Sichuan, Beijing & Shanghai) Sichuan cooking is the one that is heavily influenced by Indian spices & Indian cooking techniques brought back by Buddhist traders. Manchurian is one such fusion dish that causes an eruption in the taste buds. Sweet, sour, spicy, sticky, and crunchy...Mmmm.....Baby Corn Manchurian!!
Bring it on!!

Ingredients:
1. 1 can baby corn
2. 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
3. 1.5 tablespoon ginger, miced
4. 1.5 tablespoon, garlic minced.
5. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
6. 1 tablespoon vinegar
7. 1 tablespoon cornflour
8. 3 tablespoons flour (maida)
9. Salt to taste
10. Oil
11. Red chili paste, 1/2 tablespoon

Instructions:
For the sauce:
1. Heat oil in a pan
2. Saute onions, ginger and garlic.
3. When the onions turn golden brown, add tomato sauce and cook until the sauce leaves the oil.
4. Add vinegar, red chili sauce, and soy sauce.

For the fritters:
1. In a bowl, add maida and cornflour and 2-3 tablespoons water to form a paste.
2. Add 1/2 tablespoon each of ginger and garlic.
3. Mix the baby corn in this paste and add salt.
4. Heat oil in a wok.
5. Fry to form fritters.
6. Transfer the fritters to the sauce.
7. Mix well.

Serve hot as an appetizer or as a side dish with rice.

Note: You can also make manchurian with cauliflower.

8 comments:

Pooja said...

lovely color...looking delicious..

Madhumathi said...

Never tried manchurian with babycorn..Thanks for the idea..Will try next time..It looks so yumm!!

A_and_N said...

Looks so crispy and crunchhhhy! The color is absolutely gorgeous :)

Varunavi said...

I love this manchuria,but never tasted baby corn.Recipes looks great....

Nazarina A said...

You had me at vinegar and soy sauce in this dish baby yum!

Lavanya said...

nice one..i thought of making this ..but i didn't find baby corn here..usually where do you buy these?

EC said...

Manchurian looks very good.Thanks for the entry.

sree said...

love manchurian ..but never made it with baby corn...gr8 idea and it looks lovely!!

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