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corn chaat is a delectable spiced and tangy snack made with steamed or boiled sweet corn and spices.
4 from 3 votes

corn chaat recipe with step by step photos – 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.

corn chaat recipe

mostly in india, corn cobs are consumed by either roasting them on charcoal or on stove top. but you can use corn in many recipes. you can add them in cutlet, tikkis or rice dishes or they even go well with veggies or mushroom dishes.

i have used american sweet corn kernels which my sister had got for me 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 skip adding green chili and red chili powder.

corn chaat recipe

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. it 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:

corn chaat

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings (change the number to scale):2
4 from 3 votes
corn chaat recipe, masala corn recipe, sweet corn chaat recipe
corn chaat is a delectable spiced and tangy snack made with steamed or boiled sweet corn and spices.


(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking corn

  • 1 medium or large corn cob (makai or sweet corn) or 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1.5 cups of water for boiling corn
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required

main ingredients for corn chaat

  • 1 small onion - finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato - finely chopped
  • 1 green chili - finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or parsley leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder or as required
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder or as required
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon lemon juice or add as per taste
  • salt as required

for garnishing corn chaat

  • a few coriander leaves or parsley leaves for garnishing
  • sev (fried gram flour fine vermicelli) for garnishing (optional)

HOW TO MAKE corn chaat

  • boil or pressure cook the corn cob or corn kernels. 
  • when the corn cob becomes warm or cools down, then remove the corn kernels with a knife. skip this step if you have used corn kernels. 
  • mix the corn kernels along rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • check the taste and add more salt or chaat masala or lemon juice if required.
  • serve the corn chaat immediately, in individual serving bowls or plates topped with sev and a garnish of coriander/parsley.


1. this corn chaat recipe can be doubled or tripled.
2. you can also use tinned sweet corn kernels. however fresh corn tastes the best.
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preparation to make corn chaat recipe

pressure cooking corn:

1. rinse 1 cup corn kernels or 1 medium sized corn cob couple of times in water. i have used american sweet corn kernels here.

corn chaat recipe

2. add the rinsed corn kernels or corn cob in a pressure cooker. also add 1.5 cups water and ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required.

corn chaat recipe

3. pressure cook the corn kernels or corn cob for 3 to 4 whistles or till they are cooked well. you could also boil kernels in a pan. though this will take a longer time to cook.

corn chaat recipe

4. let the pressure fall down on its own in the cooker. then remove the lid.

corn chaat recipe

5. in a colander or strainer, strain the boiled corn or corn cob. drain all the water and keep the cooked corn kernels aside. when the corn cob becomes warm or cools down, then remove the corn kernels with a knife. if you are using corn kernels then skip this step.

corn chaat recipe

making corn chaat

6. chop onion, tomatoes, green chili and coriander or parsley leaves. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making the corn chaat.

corn chaat recipe

7. now take the boiled corn kernels in a mixing bowl.

corn chaat recipe

8. next add 1 small onion (finely chopped) and 1 medium tomato (finely chopped) to the corn kernels.

corn chaat recipe

9. add 1 green chili (finely chopped) and 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves (or parsley leaves).

corn chaat recipe

10. add ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder and salt as required.

corn chaat recipe

11. finally add 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as per taste.

corn chaat recipe

12. stir and mix very well. check the taste and add more salt or chaat masala or lemon juice if required.

corn chaat recipe

12. serve the corn chaat immediately, in individual serving bowls or plates. top corn chaat with sev (fried gram flour vermicelli) and a garnish of chopped coriander leaves or parsley leaves.

corn chaat recipe



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namaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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20 comments/reviews

  1. Dear Dassana,

    I have recently started reading your blogs and have become big fan of your recipes. I was always looking for blog like this which has pure Indian home touch.
    I too like to prepare masalas at home and tried your garam masala couple of days back its very simple but taste too good. Now my simple vegetables are also tasting very good. Thanks to you. 🙂

    Dassana, I have been looking for chaat masala and aamchur recipes but could not find in your blog, can you please share it.

  2. 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!

  3. Dassana….

    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……

    • 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.