Spicy Corn Chaat

Spicy Corn Chaat

Spicy Corn Chaat

Craving something savory and delicious? This Spicy Corn Chaat is the perfect spicy snack that is sure to satisfy your cravings. It's also easy and quick to prepare!
4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz frozen corn kernels about 3-1/2 cups
  • 1 cup green and yellow bell pepper finely chopped use any bell pepper you have, I decide to use them for color
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp ginger juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black salt optional
  • 1 tsp cumin seed powder roasted
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp green chili finely chopped, adjust to taste
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, salt, black salt, roasted cumin seed powder, black pepper, and chili powder, set aside.
  • Thaw the frozen corn kernels and lightly squeeze some water out.
  • Coat the nonstick frying pan with oil and heat over medium high heat, put the corn kernels and stir fry for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously. Some corn will start popping and they start getting some brown spots. Turn off the heat.
  • After corn comes to room temperature add all the ingredients, bell peppers, tomato, sprinkle the spice mix, ginger juice, cilantro and lemon juice and add the green chili to you taste. Mix them well.
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Spicy Corn Chaat Recipe: Step by Step Process 

Spicy Corn Chaat is a flavorful appetizer or snack made from boiled corn kernels mixed with a blend of spices and tangy chutneys. It’s a gluten-free, low-cholesterol, and low-fat option, perfect for those looking for a healthy yet satisfying treat. This vegan dish makes for a great lunch box suggestion or a quick bite any time of the day.

Introduction to Spicy Corn Chaat


Indulge in the delightful flavors of spicy corn chaat with this easy-to-follow recipe. A popular street food in India, this spicy sweet corn chaat combines the sweetness of corn with tangy and spicy flavors, creating a tantalizing snack or appetizer. Learn how to make spicy corn chaat at home and treat yourself to a burst of deliciousness in every bite.

Ingredients for Spicy Corn Chaat


To prepare this lip-smacking spicy corn chaat recipe, you’ll need fresh or frozen corn kernels, finely chopped vegetables tomatoes, and bell peppers, green chilies for heat, chaat masala for that quintessential Indian flavor, and a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten up the dish.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Spicy Corn Chaat


1. Preparing the Corn

Start by boiling the corn kernels until they are tender. Drain the water and set aside.

  1. Sautéing the Vegetables
    In a pan, heat some oil and add tomatoes, and bell peppers until they are soft and slightly caramelized. Add finely chopped green chilies for an extra kick of heat.
  2. Mixing the Corn and Vegetables
    Combine the boiled corn kernels with the sautéed vegetables in a mixing bowl. Toss them together gently to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  3. Seasoning with Chaat Masala
    Sprinkle generous amounts of chaat masala over the corn and vegetable mixture. This spice blend adds a burst of tanginess and complexity to the chaat.
  4. Adding Lemon Juice
    Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the chaat to enhance its flavors and add a refreshing citrusy note.
  5. Serving the Spicy Corn Chaat
    Transfer the prepared spicy corn chaat to serving bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color and freshness. Serve immediately and enjoy the irresistible flavors of this delightful chaat.

Tips for Making the Best Spicy Corn Chaat

  • Use fresh corn kernels for the best taste and texture, but frozen corn works well too.
  • Adjust the spiciness according to your preference by adding or reducing the amount of green chilies.
  • For added crunch, you can toss in some crushed papdi or sev just before serving.

Variations of Spicy Corn Chaat

  • Cheesy Corn Chaat: Sprinkle grated cheese over the chaat for a creamy and indulgent twist.
  • Avocado Corn Chaat: Add diced avocado to the chaat for a buttery texture and extra creaminess.
  • Spicy Corn Salad: Skip the chaat masala and lemon juice, and toss the corn and vegetables with a zesty vinaigrette for a refreshing salad.

Benefits of Spicy Corn Chaat


Spicy corn chaat is not only delicious but also nutritious. Corn is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while the vegetables add an array of nutrients. This chaat makes for a wholesome snack or appetizer that is both satisfying and nourishing.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


Q: Can I make spicy corn chaat ahead of time?

A: While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the components ahead of time and assemble the chaat just before serving to maintain its crunchiness and flavors.

Q: Can I use canned corn for this recipe?

A: While fresh or frozen corn is preferable, you can use canned corn if that’s what you have on hand. Just make sure to drain and rinse the corn before using it in the chaat.

Q: Is spicy corn chaat suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

A: Yes, this recipe is completely vegetarian and vegan-friendly, as it only contains plant-based ingredients.

If you liked the recipe here are some other recipes that you may like too 

Vegetable Cheela: A savory Indian pancake made with mixed vegetables and chickpea flour.

Palak (Spinach) Paneer: A classic North Indian dish made with spinach and paneer cheese cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce.

Shahi Pulao (Vegetable Pulao): A flavorful rice dish made with spiced basmati rice and vegetables.

Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian: Crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a tangy and spicy Indo-Chinese sauce.

Aloo (Potato) Paratha: Whole wheat flatbread stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes and cooked on a griddle.

Mango Lassi: A refreshing yogurt-based drink flavored with ripe mangoes and a hint of cardamom.

Besan Ladoo: Traditional Indian sweet made with roasted chickpea flour, ghee, and sugar.


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