Sunday, 17 January 2010

Baby Corn Bullets

Few years back in Bangalore, I was turning the pages of a note book that I borrowed from my dear friend Anju, to see the caption "Baby corn bullets"!!!  When I realised what I saw and the curiosity crept over me, I had gone several pages further. Frantically turning back the pages I saw it again and hence was discovered the recipe of 'Baby corn bullets'!!!  Anju is blessed with infinite number of Aunts, each one qualifying in a couple of  delicacies, handicrafts and what not!!!  That way we were never short of innovative recipes, with fancy names like this which were trusted and tested. The recipe was duely copied and tried by me!!! Here is the outcome with few modifications...

You will need...

Baby corns - 300gm
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Oyster sauce - 1 tbsp(optional)
Green chillies - 5-6 chopped
Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Spring onions - 3-4 chopped, greens and whites seperated
Onions - 2 chopped
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves finely chopped
Ajinomotto - a pinch(optional)
Corn flour - 1 tsp
Sesame oil
Oil - for deep frying

For the batter...
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
Plain flour - 1/2 cup
Ajinomotto - a pinch(optional)
Egg - 1
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Mix all these to form a smooth batter and keep aside.


Cut baby corns into two lengthwise. Keep it immersed in boiled water for 2 minutes.  Drain and dip each one in batter and deep fry in batches until golden brown.  Take care not to overcrowd the frying pan.  In a non stick/thick bottomed pan, in high flame add sesame oil and saute onions, garlic, ginger paste, and spring onion whites until onions turn translucent. Reduce heat to meduim, add all the sauces, green chillies, ajinomotto and chilli flakes.  Pour 1/2 cup of water mixed with cornflour and let it boil.  When it thickens and gets glacy, add the fried babycorns into it and mix well. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot. Can be served as an appetizer as well as a side dish for fried rice/chowmein.

1 comment:

  1. wow, lovely dish..looks very nice and yummy. My first time here. following you..