Indian Masala Corn Chaat - This Corn Chaat masala makes for a really quick delicious Indian snack with tender buttery spiced corn. Ready to eat in minutes, this vegetarian and gluten free recipe is a snack that everyone loves.
Corn Chaat or Corn Bhel is a healthy, incredibly tasty salad that is also a popular Indian Street food.
Made with simple ingredients, this recipe makes a great pick me up snack for when hunger strikes or an appetiser/starter to a main course and it is quite healthy too.
This recipe is easily adaptable too. You can add chutneys such as green chutney, tamarind chutney or date chutney like I often do.
I use frozen or tinned sweetcorn kernels for this recipe and it can be boiled or microwaved.
Here are a few more chaat recipes that you can try at home:
Why you will LOVE this delicious snack:
- Quick and Easy to make. Ready in 10 minutes.
- Perfect for movie night.
- Vegetarian recipe. Can be made Vegan with Vegan Butter.
- Tastes delicious.
- This is a healthy chaat!
- Can be made with tinned or frozen corn.
- Can be served as a snack or appetiser/starter.
Masala Corn Chaat Ingredients
This recipe uses simple ingredients. Here is what you need and some substitutes:
Sweet corn Kernels
I use frozen or tinned corn kernels, but you can also use corn on the cob.
If you are using corn cob, you will need to boil it rather then microwave.
Salted Butter is what I use. You can use a Vegan Butter to unsalted butter.
Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Red Chilli Powder or Cayenne Pepper.
Cumin Powder, Salt, Black Pepper.
Chaat Masala. In place of Chaat Masala, I often use Tajin which is not Indian or traditional but it works really well. You can also use a pinch of Black Salt (Kala Namak).
Fresh lemon juice or even Lime juice will work.
Sweet Corn Chaat Recipe
This is a super simple recipe. Here is what you need to do:
Microwave Corn Kernels with a splash of water until tender.
This will take 1 - 2 minutes depending on the quantity of Corn and whether or not it is frozen.
Stir Butter and Spices into the cooked Corn.
Drizzle over some Lemon Juice.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
You can add a sprinkling of Cheese such as Feta or Cheddar to the Corn for a different flavour profile.
You can boil the Corn instead of microwaving. It will take about 4 minutes to boil the Corn.
Add a pinch of Salt and drain throughly before adding spices.
Such as Green Chutney, Tamarind and Date Syrup.
Some people don’t like the flavour of this blend. You can skip it or use Tajin which is a delicious Mexican spice blend.
Roast Corn Chaat
Grill Corn on the Cob till charred, then slice the corn off the cob and continue with the recipe.
Add Spicy Chutney like Green Chutney, Sour Chutney like Tamarind and Sweet Chutney like Date Chutney for a Sweet, Sour, Hot Chaat.
You can saute the Corn in a pan with the Butter instead of microwaving.
Such as bell peppers - green bell pepper/red bell pepper/yellow bell pepper, cucumbers, fresh coriander leaves, red onions, green chilies, tomatoes.
Adjust spices according to your taste buds.
Add Spices that you like. I like to add chopped Green Chillies sometimes for a super spicy corn chaat recipe.
Add toppings such as Sev, pomegranate. These add a nice crunch to this indian chaat recipe.
This sweet corn chaat is perfect served as it is as a snack or starter.
It is best served with Best Chai Tea.
Serve this as a side dish for any meal or with Grilled Meats/Veg. It is also great for BBQ’s or a simple lunch.
Corn Chaat is best eaten fresh. You can prep it ahead of time though by boiling or microwaving the corn in advance and then just assemble when you want to eat it.
If you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Indian Masala Corn Chaat
- 350 g Corn Kernels I used frozen Corn Kernels½
- 1 ½ tbsp Butter
- ¼ tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
- ¼ tsp Cumin Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Pinch Black Pepper Powder
- ½ tsp Chaat Masala Optional, or add Tajin
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Microwave Corn Kernels with a splash of water until tender. This will take 1 - 2 minutes depending on the quantity of Corn and whether or not it is frozen. Or boil for 5 minutes.
- Stir Butter, Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Salt and Pepper into the cooked Corn.
- Stir in Chaat Masala or Tajin if using.
- Drizzle over some Lemon Juice. Taste and adjust seasoning.