Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Corn Gravy/ Baby Corn Masala

Another week, another day... But am excited coz it's Wednesday & a blog hop day. For details about blog hop, click here. This week I was scheduled to blog hop to Jayashree's Mom's Corner. She's a versatile blogger trying out some new and some old, tried and tested recipes. I had hard time making up my mind what to prepare out of so many choices. Then dish with baby corn, which is my kids favourite (who doesn't love those tiny perfections!!) made the cut. Baby corn is such a versatile vegetable that can be used in many dishes. Our home favourite is baby corn manchurian. It's hard to find fresh ones here, so I usually keep canned baby corn in my pantry all the time. For original recipe visit Jayashree here. Now off to this delicious recipe..

Serves: 6 | Preparation Time: 20 min. | Cooking Time: 30 min

  • Baby corn - 2 Cans ( About 25 to 30 baby corns)
  • Onion - 2 medium ( 1 1/2 cup) - Slit lengthwise.
  • Cashew - 1 heap tbsp.
  • White Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp. (optional)
  • Cumin/ Jeera seeds - 1 tsp.
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp. (Grated)
  • Garlic - 1 tsp. (Grated)
  • Tomato - 3 medium
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp.
  • Coriander / Dhaniya Powder - 1 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp. 

Method of Preparation:

~ Wash and cut baby corn into 1 inch length small chunks. Place it in a microwave safe bowl. Add a cup of water. Microwave high for 5 min. Mix and microwave again for another 4 min.
~ Heat oil in a pan and roast sesame seeds and cashew nuts. Add Onion and saute till onion starts to turn pink. Take it off from heat and grind it into fine paste after it cools down.
~ Wash the tomatoes and puree them in a mixer/ food processor.
~ In a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 tsp. of oil.
~ Add cumin seeds and roast. Add ginger and garlic and continue to roast.
~ Add the onion paste and mix all together and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
~ Add turmeric, chili and coriander powder and fry for a minute.
~ Add the prepared tomato puree to this. Continue to cook until oil starts to separate from the dish. (It took me about 10 minutes on electric cook top)
~ Add the microwaved corn along with water to this mix. Gently mix the corn in the gravy. (Add more water if you want it more thinner. The above portion was good for roti side dish consistency.)
~ Add salt to taste.
~ Simmer for another 5 to 7 min. to get the desired thickness.
~ Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves. Mix and switch off the heat.
~ This can be served hot with chapati/ Roti/ Nan/ Puri. If you make it more thinner version, it will work as a curry for Rice.

- If you are not using the microwave to cook corn, boil some water and add the corn in them. Cook for about 6 minutes.

This is off to Radhika's Blog hop Wednesday.


  1. Hi Sumee,Babycorn Masala luks delicious and the click is mouthwatering.Luv it.

  2. lovely recipe there...looks delicious!!

  3. Very nice!!!!!Looks very delicious:-)

  4. lovely recipe it looks all are enjoying blog hopping a lot........i am having fun.

  5. nice recipe...love babycorn.thank you for commenting on my post:)

  6. Baby corn masala looks very very tasty. Nice recipe.

  7. Love baby corn. I just made pasta with them. Curry looks inviting.Nice one Sumee

  8. wow wonderful and delicious curry,luks yum...

  9. love to wrap my tandoori rotis in this rich n healthy gravy now..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Looks so delicious loved the detailed explanation :)

  11. Mmm...Baby Corn Masala looks super good.

  12. Delicious curry!! Perfect with chapathis :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. loved the rich gravy with baby corn-looks yum

  14. Thanks everyone.! It turned out yummy. The gravy was really tasty & it tasted even better when kept for few hours.

  15. We love baby corn..gotto try this out sometime!

  16. Lovely recipe and it is lip smacking!!!!

  17. Delicious looking curry, looks fantastic.

  18. Very nice and delicious recipe.

  19. This looks so delicious & delecable......yumooooooo.

  20. I love baby corn !! This gravy is super delicious and very inviting !!

    First time here u have wonderful space here !! Glad to follow u !!

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  21. Yummy and healthy side for chapathi's

  22. absolutely delicious masala, will love to have it with rotis..

  23. delicious looking dish lovely site nice to meet you

  24. lovely looking curry...looks yummy...

  25. Wow...delicious curry looks so tempting n lovely clicks dear...love it !!!

  26. Lovely clicks. Would love to have it with Chapathis.

  27. This masala looks so good, love baby corn. Thanks for a new masala recipe to try.

  28. Hey Sumee.. I am glad you stopped by my page, it is fun to browse through your posts.. I was brought up between a lot of Konkani speaking friends and would be fun to learn those authentic recipes from your blog!

  29. This look absolutely delicious!! gloria

  30. That looks incredibly delicious!!!

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