Last updated on July 19th, 2020
Baby corn pepper fry– an easy side dish for you that is vegan, gluten free and super delicious. Pair this Asian style fry with your fried rice, noodles or just serve as snack with drink of your choice. How ever you choose to serve, this baby corn fry is sure to please everyone’s palate. Here is how to make easy baby corn pepper fry with step by step photos.
Baby corn is one of our favorite veggies and we do go through a lot of it. Among the various simple baby corn recipes this baby corn pepper fry is an extremely easy and delicious snack or side dish we love. You may also like these baby corn recipes like masala, chili baby corn, fried rice, manchurian.
A quick stir fry is always appreciated on the table, don’t you agree? We love stir fries where crispy veggies or protein like paneer or tofu is quickly sauteed in a flavorful and spicy sauce.
This baby corn pepper fry is a delicious starter that we tasted in a restaurant. We loved it so much and I have been making it for many years now.
You will totally love this dish, where fried crispy baby corns are sauteed in a flavorful mixture of onions and bell peppers. This dish is extremely versatile that you can make it so many different ways.
While you can serve this baby corn pepper fry as starter we also love this as side dish. I am sure this will quickly become your favorite, especially with kids. You may have to go easy on pepper powder while preparing for kids.
This Baby Corn Pepper Fry
Is vegan and gluten free
Super delicious and flavorful
Makes for an excellent starter or side dish
Quick to make under 30 minutes
Totally kids friendly
To make baby corn pepper fry, you will need very few pantry staple ingredients and the best part is no sauce is required for this recipe. I don’t prefer to use store bought sauces unless absolutely necessary and recipes like this pepper fry are my choice.
In this dish, you first fry the flour coated baby corn. Then prepare a quick base with onions and peppers to which you add the fried baby corns.
As you see, you need just few ingredients for this recipe. So use very good quality ingredients for best flavor. I have used sesame oil as we love the flavor. You can use olive in place of sesame oil also.
Next try to use freshly pounded pepper for sharp flavor. For milder flavor you can use white peppercorns too.
How to prep baby corns for this recipe?
As I said above we love baby corn at our home. I don’t buy the peeled and packed ones though. We get really tender and fresh bay corns that are so delicious which I very frequently purchase.
I peel the baby corns and store them in closed box for 3-4 days. For this recipe, you will have to par boil the baby corns in salted water for five minutes.
Can I replace baby corn with any other ingredient in this recipe?
Yes, if you don’t want to use baby corn you can use mushrooms, potatoes, paneer or tofu in this recipe. Just clean, toss the flours and fry as mentioned in the recipe.
Here is an easy step by step tutorial of the recipe for you all!
How To Make Baby Corn Pepper Fry
Peel the baby corns and remove the feathers thoroughly. Chop them as required.
Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and add the chopped baby corns.
Blanch for five minutes. Drain and let dry for few minutes.
Combine the blanched baby corns, plain flour, rice flour, salt and pepper powder in a bowl.
Mix and toss well. Do not add water.
Heat oil in a pan. Slide the batter coated corns into the hot oil.
Fry until golden and crispy. Set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a pan or wok. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions and saute well till onions turn soft.
Add chopped bell pepper and mix well.
Next add pepper powder and salt to taste. Saute in high flame for 6-7 minutes.
Add the fried baby corns and toss quickly.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Some Variations With The Recipe
Along with pepper powder you can add a dash of chili powder or paprika for more spice
Instead of lemon juice you can add 2 teaspoons vinegar towards the end.
For more saucy version you can add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce after sauteing bell peppers.
Serve baby corn pepper fry warm or hot as snack with a drink or as side dish with rice, noodles.
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I hope you will try this baby corn pepper fry recipe and enjoy as much as we did. P
Baby Corn Pepper Fry Recipe
Baby Corn Pepper Fry
For Frying the baby corns
- 20 baby corns
- 3 tablespoons rice flour
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
- salt to taste
- oil for frying
To make baby corn pepper fry
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper powder
- salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Peel the baby corns and remove the feathers thoroughly. Chop them as required.
- Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and add the chopped baby corns.
- Blanch for five minutes. Drain and let dry for few minutes
- Combine the blanched baby corns, plain flour, rice flour, salt and pepper powder in a bowl. Mix and toss well. Do not add water.
- Heat oil in a pan. Slide the batter coated corns into the hot oil.
- Fry until golden and crispy. Set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a pan or wok.
- Add cumin seeds, chopped onions and saute well till onions turn soft.
- Add chopped bell pepper and mix well.
- Next add pepper powder and salt to taste. Saute in high flame for 6-7 minutes.
- Add the fried baby corns and toss quickly.
- Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- You can use corn flour instead of rice flour but rice flour retains the crispiness for long time
- You can double or triple the recipe