May 22, 2012

Baby Corn Cigars

My son Abhi is fond of Baby Corn, when you ask what is your favorite vegetable, with out thinking he says 'Baby Corn'. That's why I try to use Baby Corn as much and in almost anything for him, like in Pulao, Pizzas, Noodles or Currries. I love the fresh baby corn kernels that are available here in Bangalore. In states, I have never seen the fresh ones, only the one from Cans. The fresh ones are sweet and soft tastes great. Today he asked to make something with Baby Corn, when I searched for the new recipe, this Sanjeev Kappor's recipe come out as winner with a new Name. My son absolutely loved these fritters and kept asking, 'when will you make those baby corn things, maa!!' :-) Here is the recipe, Enjoy!
Baby Corn Cigars

recipe adapted from : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Baby Corn Kernels - 12 to 15
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
chat masala - 1 tsp
cilantro ( coriander leaves) - 1 Tbsp

For Batter:
All Purpose Flour - 2 Tbsp
Corn Starch - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp

Oil - for deep frying

Make slight slits to the Baby Corn Kernels very carefully with out breaking. Add Ginger Garlic paste, salt, black pepper, chat masala and cilantro to a medium bowl. Mix well. Add the baby corn to the bowl, coat the baby corns with these masala (gently rub this on to kernels). set it aside and marinate for 15 minutes.

Mean while, mix all purpose flour and corn starch in a bowl, add water little by little and make a smooth batter. add salt and red chili powder. Heat the oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, dip the marinated Baby Corns in the batter and drop into oil. Fry them until they turn golden brown color. Serve them hot with Ketchup or Chili Garlic sauce!

As the name says due to Baby Corn shape, these look like cigars, though I did not buy into this name (as I hate smoking..), my son kept calling them 'Baby Corn Things', Thank God! I did n't have to explain him, about the name. These generation Kids na, are very curious and want to know the reason about everything and anything. :-).

  • To make the slits for baby corn use garnish knife. It helps not to break the baby corn.
  • As this is for kids I have used less spices, you can increase the spices according to your taste.

Take care and have a wonderful night!


  1. Woww... perfect and tempting recipe.. love the preparation and presentation.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Yummy yummmm!!!!! I prepare this version by SK too...They are too addictive!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

  3. Am gonna grab one :)looks yummy!!

  4. very crisp and delicious corn cigars..I have also posted simillar recipe some time back..loved your version:)

  5. Super crispy and yummy starter, feel like having some.

  6. nice crunchy snack... would love to try
    Noel collections

  7. superb. i like the way you took the picture

  8. wonderful recipe.You have a nice blog. U can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  9. Very cool idea to make for him. I like baby corn too, but I do not like the canned ones that we find here.

  10. so yummy n tempting ones dear..what a great idea :) But sad that I can't find babycorn here !!

  11. Looks crispy and perfect...yum



Thanks for visiting Yum! Yum! Yum!. I really appreciate your time in dropping a note for me. Your comments are truly motivating and feedback allows me to improve more to bring the best.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...