How to make Babycorn Salt and Pepper -

A quick and simple dish – baby corns cooked with salt and pepper taste really great.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Babycorns (बेबी कॉर्न), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Babycorn Salt and Pepper

Babycorn Salt and Pepper Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Babycorn Salt and Pepper Recipe

  • Babycorns cut diagonally 16-20

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Cornstarch 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for deep-frying

  • Ginger grated 1 inch

  • Green chillies sliced diagonally 2

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion bulbs chopped 3-4

  • Celery chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 stalks


Step 1

Take babycorns in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns, 2 tablespoons cornstarch and little water and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry babycorns till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger and green chillies and sauté well. Add garlic, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add spring onion bulbs, mix and sauté for a minute. Add celery, sauté and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Dissolve remaining cornstarch in little water to make a smooth slurry.

Step 6

Add some water, crushed peppercorns and slurry and mix well. Add fried babycorns and toss to mix.

Step 7

Add spring onion greens and mix well. Let it get heated through.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with bell pepper curls.

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