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Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Baby Corn Pepper Fry For Day 2 of this week's blogging marathon, I made an Indo-Chinese favorite. Even though I stay away from deep frying, I couldn't stop myself from frying these yummy baby corn pakoras/ fritters. I had this appetizer way back when in India and have been thinking about it ever since, finally got a chance to try it at home now.I am not 100% sure if this Indo-Chinese dish is really a North Indian starter, but since it is Indo-Chinese and China is in the...


Servings

4 serving

Total time

50 minutes

Cuisines

Courses


Ingredients

  • 1 oz 15 . cans Baby Corn (of - rinsed and drained and chopped into 2" pieces (or use 8~10 fresh baby corn
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • to taste Salt Pepper
  • 1 1 pepper
  • 1 1 red Pepper
  • 1 1 pepper
  • 5 ~ 6 Scallions Green onions
  • 1 ginger
  • 2 ~ 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 ~ 2 Chilies
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Green Chili sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • to taste Salt Pepper

Method

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the Baby Corn Pepper Fry: Heat 2tbsp oil in a large saute pan; add the ginger and garlic and cook till golden and fragrant.
  5. Next add the chopped peppers and green chilies (if using). Cook on medium high flame until the peppers are crisp tender.
  6. Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, green chili sauce, rice vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and add cook for 1~2 minutes.
  7. Finally just before serving, add the fried baby corn fritters and cook for 1~2 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve immediately.