Awesome Hot Garlic Baby Corn

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 20 -25
    baby corn, washed, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4
    tablespoons cornflour
  • 3
    tablespoons oil
  • oil, to deep fry
  • 12
    medium green bell pepper, washed, stems removed, deseeded and cut into 1/2 inch sized pieces
  • 12
    medium red bell peppers or 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, stems removed, de-seeded and cut into 1/2 inch sized pieces
  • 2 -3
    whole red chilies, stems removed
  • 1
    spring onion, washed, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1
    medium onion, peeled, washed and cut into quarters
  • 10 -12
    garlic cloves, peeled, washed and finely chopped
  • 4
    tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon vinegar
  • 2
    tablespoons red chili paste
  • 1
    tablespoon hot black bean paste
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1
    cup vegetable stock
  • 1
    tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1
    tablespoon red chili pepper flakes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp cornflour over the baby corn in a bowl and mix well.
  • If it is too dry, sprinkle 2 tbsp of water.
  • Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the baby corn.
  • Once the oil is hot, deep-fry the baby corn for 3-4 minutes or until it is crisp on either side.
  • Drain on clean absorbent paper kitchen towels.
  • Break the red chillies into two.
  • Separate each layer of the quartered onions.
  • Blend 2 tbsp cornflour in a cup of water.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add the red chillies and chopped garlic. Stir-fry it briefly.
  • Add tomato sauce, vinegar, red chili paste, hot black bean paste, sugar and salt to taste.
  • Now, gently stir in the vegetable stock.
  • Cook on high heat for a minute.
  • Add onions and bell peppers. Cook for 10 more minutes, stirring every 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the blended cornflour. Cook until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Add the deep fried baby corn.
  • Toss well to coat.
  • Now, drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle red chili flakes over it.
  • Serve hot with hot garlic fried rice!
  • Enjoy!
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