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Baby Corn Pepper Fry

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian, indo chinese
Servings 4 Servings


For the Baby Corn Pakoras/ Fritters:

  • 1 15oz. can of Baby Corn, rinsed and drained and chopped into 2″ pieces (or use 8~10 fresh baby corns that are blanched)
  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  • As needed Oil, for deep frying

For the Pepper Fry:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1" Ginger piece, grated
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 Medium Yellow Pepper, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1~2 Green Chilies, finely chopped (optional)
  • 5~6 Scallions/ Green onions, chopped (reserve few for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Low sodium Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Green Chili sauce, add more if you like spicy food
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar or any other mild vinegar
  • To taste Salt & Pepper


Make the Baby Corn Fritters/ Pakoras:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, ginger+garlic paste, red chili powder, salt and pepper. Add enough water to make a thick batter. Add the baby corn and toss around to coat with the batter evenly.
  • Heat oil in a small wok or pan for deep frying; add the baby corn in batches and cook till the coating is cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • Once all the baby corn are fried once, return them to the hot oil and fry them again until golden on all sides. Frying them 2 times makes the pakora/ fritters crisp and crunchy.

To make the Baby Corn Pepper Fry:

  • Heat oil in a large saute pan; add the ginger and garlic and cook till golden and fragrant.
  • Next add the chopped peppers, green chilies (if using) and most of the scallions. Cook on medium high flame until the peppers are crisp tender.
  • Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, green chili sauce, rice vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and add cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Finally just before serving, add the fried baby corn fritters and cook for 1~2 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Garnish with reserved chopped scallions and serve immediately.