Sunday, March 2, 2014

Baby Corn Masala Recipe - Easy Baby Corn Gravy

Baby Corn Masala Recipe
Baby Corn Masala is a great sidedish for rotis and mild pulaos.Baby Corn is a crunchy and versatile vegetable that gets easily blended with any masala / gravy.Mittu loves baby corn and she usually likes baby corn fingers / baby corn fry...I wanted to try baby corn gravy for her so made a creamy version adapted from mutter paneer recipe as she loves it........I know it would win hands down while the gravy was boiling itself as the lil one came running to me asking "amma enathu cooking supera vasanai varuthu" :) And she loved the gravy that she was licking the plate and now I have started making this often.

Baby Corn Masala Recipe

Baby Corn Masala Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Baby Corn - 1 cup
Fresh Cream 1.5 tbsp [I used malai, ie top of milk(paal aadai)]
Milk - 1/2 cup
Big Onion - 1 small sized finely chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp (chopped finely)
Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Salt - As needed

To saute and grind:

Big Onion - 1 cut lengthwise
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized(chopped roughly)
Garlic - 4 small cloves
Oil - 1 tsp


  1. Trim both the edges of baby corn then pressure cook baby corn with immersing level water for 1 whistle in medium flame.Cut them into 2 inch pieces then cut it vertically like I have done.(Else you can even cut them into small circles).How to make baby corn gravy - Step1
  2. Heat oil - add the ingredients listed under 'to grind' saute till tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell leaves.Cool down and transfer to mixer.How to make baby corn gravy - Step1
  3. Grind it to a smooth paste,Set aside.Heat oil, butter - add jeera let it splutter, then add ginger garlic paste and onions fry till slightly browned.Then add onion tomato paste along with red chilli powder,coriander and garam masala powders.Mix well.Add required salt.How to make baby corn gravy - Step3
  4. Saute for 2mins then add fresh cream and mix well.Then add milk little by little till it forms a gravy consistency.
    How to make baby corn gravy - Step4
  5. Let it boil in low flame for a minute, keep stirring to avoid milk from curdling.Then add cooked baby corn along with cooked water and let it simmer for 3mins.Finally add crush kasoori methi and finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make baby corn gravy - Step5
Serve hot with phulka or naan or any mild pulao!
Baby Corn Masala Recipe

My Notes:

  • To avoid milk from curdling - You can first heat and boil milk then add it - Dont add refrigerated milk directly.Simmer the heat once milk is added and keep stirring continuously.Also add the milk little by little stirring continuously.
  • Add little water just till immersing level to pressure cook baby corn, reserve the water and add it to the gravy.
  • I didnt add any food color, added kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • The gravy cooked in milk gives it a slight sweet taste so adjust red chilli powder accordingly.
  • Parboil baby corn and then add it to the gravy and let it cook in the gravy itself so that it absorbs the gravy well.
  • You can also add fried capsicum at the final stage.
Baby Corn Masala Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. wow colour it is!!! baby corn is my favourite too!!! thank u for receipe.

  2. Nice !!! Can you add paneer with that??

  3. What a creamy gravy ... Yum😋

  4. Thick and creamy gravy. Looks too tempting Sharmi.

  5. Yum..the gravy looks so creamy!

  6. is 1 tsp of red chilli powder enough...csn we skip adding milk. i want it more hot...

  7. hi Sharmi ur recipe collection are nice and very use full

  8. Tried ur recipe today and it was very very good.. Thanks for the wonderful dish and keep posting more..

  9. I prefer low fat version..just wanted to know if it tastes good without cream..can you please tell me if it tastes good

  10. Looks really yummy, I shall definitely try this

  11. What can be used instead of baby corn ?

    1. You can try with paneer, gobi , potato etc

  12. hi sharmi, tried this masala yesterday.came out just like urs.perfect.we just loved it.i used milk only and not even cream.but it was creamier and tasty.thanks for the recipe.

  13. Hi Sharmi,
    I've prepared the gravy and it turned out very well. Now this is one of my favourites dish.
    thanks for sharing the recipe.
    PS: I've shared the recipe at my place ,have a look if time permits.


  14. Hi
    wanted to know when did u add salt, after milk?? N butter is listed in ur ingredients but not in ur process. I have added little pav bhaji masala instead of Garam masala. it's tasting good!

    1. Oh I missed it, now updated.Thanks for letting me know!

    2. Awesome..i tried it...simply great

  15. Can we use coconut milk instead of milk

  16. Tried and came out very well. Ur tips to use layer of milk helps to add instead of fresh cream.

  17. I tried this recipe Sunday it came out so creamy...


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