Corn Chaat / Corn Salad

Corn Chaat, Corn Salad

Come evening time, I always have a craving to snack on something light and savory that would fill my senses with satisfaction but not make my stomach heavy. With this requirement in mind, I played around in my kitchen to create this Corn Salad (Masala Corn Chaat) recipe - a delicious, stimulating, savory salad that rocks one's taste buds with its piquant, provocative flavors. I love to rustle up this quick & easy dish as a healthy, delicious evening snack - it is perfect with a hot cuppa tea or coffee. Also, this peppy & peppery dish is more than just a salad - serve it as a zesty party starter, as a quick evening snack, or as a healthy option for kids' lunchboxes. 

Corn Salad can be prepared in a jiffy & is made of minimal ingredients. I love the flexibility of playing with variants of this salad - for example, replace the jalapenos with Hot chilli sauce to get different but equally amazing flavors. Combined with the tanginess of lemon juice & the spicy punch of jalapenos, each of the golden-yellow corn kernels turn into little taste bombs that will release a burst of flavors in your mouth and make you relish every scrumptious spoonful. Besides the salad being non-fattening, the jalapenos provide nutritional benefits such as fighting migraine headaches, preventing sinus infections and relieve congestion. Time to bring out the corn :)


Serves : 2

1 1/2 cup Sweet Corn Kernels ( I used frozen Sweet Corn)
2 tbsp Jalapenos; seeded, cored & minced
1/3 cup chopped Red Onion
1 1/2 tsp melted Butter
2 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

How to make Masala Corn Chaat

  1. Microwave/boil corn kernels with salt till soft. Strain.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the above ingredients except salt. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as per your taste.
  3. Serve warm or cold.

Instead of Jalapenos, add Hot Chilli Sauce to get a totally different delicious flavor.

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