March 27, 2009

Carrot and Baby Corn Stir-Fry Recipe | Indian Baby Corn Recipes

Carrot and Baby Corn Stir-Fry Recipe | Indian Baby Corn RecipesThis Carrot Baby Corn Masala recipe is from Das Sreedharan's Easy Indian, and he is right, it is easy! The book is a good mix of really simple recipes like this one and ones that require a bit of practise, like Indian dumplings. Even then, the entire book has recipes with easy-to-get ingredients and something all Indian kitchens stock up on anyway.

Though there is nothing much that's unique or different about the recipe, the combination was quite new to me, something I hadn't tried before - carrots and baby corn! The crunchiness of the baby corn offsest the soft cooked carrots and the simple masala mix gave it a nice twist. Try this recipe if you are looking to make an easy Indian baby corn masala.
Carrot and Baby Corn Stir-Fry Recipe
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Carrots - 1 cup, cut into long thin pieces
Baby corn - 1 cup, quartered into long pieces
Onions - 1/2 cup, chopped into thin long slices
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala or curry powder - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Fresh cilantro / coriander leaves - to garnish (optional but highly recommended)

How to Make Carrot Baby Corn Masala

1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add the onions and fry until soft and transparent.

2. Add the chilli powder and salt and fry for another 30 seconds. Then add the chopped carrots and sprinkle some water on the it. Cook closed for about 5-7 minutes until the carrots are cooked through. Make sure to check in between to ensure that they don't burn and the carrots don't get too mushy.

3. Increase the heat to high and add the baby corn, stirring continuously until the vegetables mix well. Lower the heat, mix in the garam / curry masala and adjust salt if required. The baby corn should still be crunchy so remove from fire about about 2 mins.

4. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot. 
Carrot and Baby Corn Stir-Fry Recipe | Indian Baby Corn Recipes

This carrot and baby corn recipe goes great with chapati, roti and even rice and kuzhambu.