Corn Chaat

Corn Chaat

Introduction

Corn chaat is a savory and mouth-watering appetizer. A great alternative for breakfast or tea-time snack. An awesome starter! I prefer making it on a rainy day.

Corn Chaat

This recipe is extremely simple,easy,quick,healthy and also loved by all – old,adults and kids.

You can enjoy it more with a cup of ginger tea.

You need to boil corn kernels and then toss it in spices. This is called plain corn chaat. You may stop here if you wish.

Boiled corn kernels (tossed in spices) is mixed with veggies and farsan. This is called vegetable corn chaat.

So you can go for any of the procedure. I prefer making vegetable corn chaat as it is a mix of corn, veggies and farsan and this actually enhances the taste of chaat.

I’m sure you can impress your guest with this flavorful dish!!

Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Overall Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Making Spiced Corn

-2 cups of sweet corn, boiled

-1/4 tbsp of salt or as per taste

-1/4 tbsp of red chilly powder

-1/4 tbsp of chat masala

-1/4 tbsp of black pepper powder

-1/4 tbsp of pav bhaji masala

-2 tbsp of ghee/butter

Mixing of farsan with veggies

-1 small sized onion, finely chopped

-1 medium sized tomato,finely chopped

-3/4 cup of farsan (eg. Bombay mix)

-1/2 tbsp of red chilly powder

-1/4 tbsp of chat masala

-1/4 tbsp of black pepper powder

-1/4 tbsp of salt

-1/2 tbsp of coriander, finely chopped

Making Spiced Corn

Step 1:  Place the corn kernels in a utensil and pour water into it. Add 1/4 tbsp of salt to it. Place it on the gas/coil and let the corn boil for around 15-20 minutes.

You can even use pressure cooker for boiling corn ( 2-3 whistles of cooker). Be cautious that you do not over boil the corns kernels.

Step 2: Simply drain the water from corn using a strainer.

Strain water from boiled corn

Step 3: Add  ghee/butter, red chilly powder, black pepper powder, chat masala and bit a pav bhaji masala to boiled corn and mix them well.

Spices Added In Boiled Corn

Mixing of farsan with veggies

Step 4: Place chopped onions and tomatoes in a utensil. Add farsan (Indian Snack Mix)  to the same utensil.

Mixture of Farsan and Veggies

Step 5: Add chat masala, black pepper powder, red chilly powder, salt and coriander in the utensil.

Add Spices To Farsan

Step 6: Mix everything well.

Mix all veggies farsan well

Step 7: Now you have corn kernels tossed in spices in one utensil and farsan (Indian snack mix) tossed in spices in another utensil.

Boiled corn and farsan mix

Step 8: Start serving the chaat by placing the corn kernels in a serving bowl and then place the farsan mix over the corn kernels.

Corn chaat is ready

Key Points

1.Make sure you do not boil corn kernels too much as it will turn mushy.

2.Adding ghee simply boosts the taste of chaat so do not miss it.

3.You may use clarified butter instead of ghee.

4.Cheese lover can grate cheese over the chat and enjoy it.

Health Benefits

1.Great source of fiber

Corn is high in fiber and contains carbs as well. It also has decent amount of protein.

2.Energy Enhancer

As corn consists of protein, fiber, carbs, it acts as a great energy enhancer. Keeps you full for long time.

3.Lowers cholesterol level

Corn also helps in lowering cholesterol levels in the body by reducing the level of blood sugar in diabetics too.

So do give it a shot and let me know how it tasted.

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