corn chaat or masala corn, how to make corn chaat | chaat recipes

by dassana amit updated November 19, 2013

corn chaat: spicy corn chaat

corn chaat or masala corn – one more spicy chaat recipe for the monsoon time. corn chaat is an easy snack which you can prepare quickly or whenever you are short of time. even bachelors can make it as it does not require any cooking expertise.

mostly in india, corn cobs are consumed by either heating on charcoal or on stove top. but you can use corn in many recipes. e.g. you can make corn sandwich and sweet corn soup or you can add them in cutlet, tikkis or rice dishes or they even go well with veggies or mushroom dishes.

i have used sweet corn to make this chaat. this is a healthy snack and you can consider making it for kids or for your family. but if you plan to make it for small kids then reduce the quantity of green chili and red chili powder.

corn chaat

the other name for this chaat is masala corn. since i have added onions, tomatoes, lemon juice in this recipe and garnished with some sev, i call this recipe corn chaat. there’s not much difference though. so it can be called either.

a unique herb variation i added in the chaat was parsley. generally we add coriander leaves in the chaat recipes that we make. however the flavors of parsley, nicely blended with the indian ingredients and tasted too good.

the corn chaat can be just had as it is. can also be served as starter….. and best time to have it is while its raining !!!

if you are looking for more chaat recipes then do check fruit chaat, bhel puri, sev puri, palak chaat and idli chaat.

corn chaat recipe details below:

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corn chaat – a delectable spiced and tangy snack made with sweet corn.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2
main ingredients:
  • 1 medium or large corn cob
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley or coriander leaves
  • 1 or 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder or as required
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder or as required
  • black salt or rock salt as required
for garnish:
  • a few coriander leaves or parsley for garnishing
  • sev/fried gram flour fine vermicelli for garnishing (optional)
  1. boil or pressure cook the corn cob till the kernels are cooked well.
  2. when the corn cob becomes warm or cools down, then remove the corn kernels with a knife.
  3. mix the corn kernels along rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  4. check the taste and add more salt or chaat masala or lemon juice if required.
  5. serve the corn chaat immediately, in individual serving bowls or plates topped with sev and a garnish of coriander/parsley.
this corn chaat recipe can be doubled or tripled.

you can also use tinned sweet corn kernels. however fresh corn tastes the best.

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Laura August 17, 2013 1

Sweet corn is practically a religion here in the summer :) and this looks fantastic! Pinning now!


Crumbs and Tales July 26, 2013 2

Yumm! What a wonderful idea! The corn probably adds some sweetness against the heat of the chili powder!


seema July 23, 2013 3

prepared, rocking snack on yesterday evening rain too joined us. thank u


dassana July 24, 2013 4

thanks seema


Divya July 22, 2013 5

Yum,corn is one of my favorite snack to have.with just a small pat of butter and some salt and pepper it makes for a very filling snack.Got to try it this way!


aparnarajeshkumar July 22, 2013 6

My favorite :) that too if some one makes Tada :) ican have one more cup !


Renuka July 22, 2013 7


can u help in sweet corn soup recipe that we get in restuarents…..the one with small pieces of carrot beans and corn…..i have read your sweet corn soup recipe but it is different than what i am saying……


dassana July 22, 2013 8

the corn soup one that i have posted is different. but its too good. give it a try, renuka. the one that is available with beans and carrots in restaurants is different. they use tinned cream style corn. i will give a try. since i will have to make cream style corn at home first before making the soup.


Renuka July 23, 2013 9

ok i will try


Sanjeeta kk July 22, 2013 10

Aha…corn in chaat…what more can I ask for with my evening tea!