Masala Sweet Corn Chaat (Cup Corn)

‘Sweet Corn Chaat’ also known as the ‘Cup Corn’ is an easy to make chaat that doesn’t involve major cooking. It can be prepared in a jiffy with ingredients easily available in the pantry. It just involves mixing corn with 3-4 other ingredients and spice powders and your chaat is ready to be savored in minutes.

Corn Chaat

Corn Chaat

I have been making this chaat at home for quite a few years. I had tasted this for the first time in a mall close to my place. My husband and I were waiting for our friends. To while away our waiting time, my husband got this chaat from a small stall. It was peak winter and we really liked the delicious warm corn served in a small plastic cup; it was warm, spicy and buttery. We could easily guess the ingredients and since then I started making this chaat at home. My kids love to have it plain, I add a little butter, pepper powder, salt and serve them. For us, I make it a little spicy with the addition of chaat masala, green chillies or chilli powder and onions.

We love to have this chaat as a snack during our tea time.

Health Benefits

Sweet corn is very healthy and nutritious. It contains minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese and iron. It is also a good source of antioxidant and vitamin B complex. Its high fiber content helps in preventing constipation, and also acts as anti-carcinogenic agent. Regular consumption helps lower bad cholesterol, prevents anemia and also protects the heart. It also aids in controlling diabetes and hyper tension.

 

Ingredients

Sweet Corn Kernels from 2 medium sized corn cobs
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 green chilli or ½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
Black salt or kala namak – a pinch (optional)
A handful of finely chopped coriander leaves
Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Preparation

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
Total time – 20 mins
Serves 4 people

  1. Remove the kernels from the corn cob. Steam the kernels in a steamer for 5 mins.
  2. Meanwhile finely chop onions, green chilli (if using) and coriander leaves.
  3. Take all the above listed ingredients along with steamed corn in a mixing bowl.
  4. Toss well and serve warm.
Corn Chaat

Corn Chaat

Notes

  1. I normally remove the kernels from the cob and then steam them. You can steam the cob and remove the kernels using a sharp knife. Sometimes, I place the kernels in a bowl in a pressure cooker and cook it for one whistle.
  2. For crunchier taste, you can sprinkle nylon sev over the chaat and serve.
  3. For a variation, I occasionally add pani puri masala instead of chaat masala. It tastes good either ways.
  4. To make it healthier, you can add finely grated carrot or chopped tomatoes or cucumber.