Corn Chaat

Corn Chaat (Indian Corn Snack)

Updated: May 17, 2024, By Swasthi, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Corn Chaat is Indian style corn salad that’s sweet, spicy and tangy. Boiled, sauteed or grilled corn are tossed with chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder. Fresh chopped coriander leaves, onions and tomatoes are added for a fresh zing. It is finished off with a generous amount of sev or farsan.

Corn Chaat



Like many other chaat dishes, this corn chaat does not require any green chutney or tamarind chutney. So you don’t need to plan ahead to make this. You can always use corn on the cob if they are in season but frozen corn also works.

In this post I show how to make it from scratch using corn on the cob, boiling and then making the chaat. But feel free to skip that and use frozen corn. Depending on where you live and the kind of frozen corn, you need to prepare them.

The frozen corn I get in Singapore don’t require long boiling, they are tender enough for a short cooking. So they can be microwaved or sautéed in little butter for 2 to 3 mins. Sautéing the corn in little butter improves their flavor.

To make this corn chaat healthier, I have not used any fried stuff like farsan or sev which is typically used as a garnish in a chaat snack. I make this corn chaat often for my kids after school snack so a lot of times I use pan-fried paneer for garnish.

You can get creative and use what you like. Example – farsan, sev, khara boondi, South Indian mixture, Bombay mixture or chivda. For a healthier twist use baked chips, tortilla chips, homemade poha chivda. All these add a beautiful and healthy crunch to your dish.

More sweet corn recipes,
Sweet corn pakoda
Sweet corn cutlet
Corn fried rice
Corn cheese sandwich

How to make Sweet Corn Chaat (Stepwise Photos)

1. If you do not have frozen corn kernals, then you can also use fresh corn on the cob. Choose tender corn otherwise they don’t taste good.

corn on the cob

2. Pick the corn kernels either with a knife or with your fingers.

pick the corn from cob

3. Rinse them and add drain completely. Add fresh water and boil until tender. Alternately you can also saute them in a teaspoon of butter or oil until tender. You can also cover and cook.

4. Drain them to a colander.

drain them

5. Cool them and sprinkle salt, chilli powder (optional), chaat masala and cumin powder. Mix and then add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix everything well. Taste and add more if you need.

Transfer to serving bowls and top with roasted peanuts, sev or farsan. I didn’t have any so I fried paneer in little ghee until crisp and used it.

Corn Chaat - Indian Corn Snack

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Corn Chaat

Corn Chaat Recipe (Indian Corn Snack)

4.93 from 42 votes
Make this delicious sweet, spicy and tangy Indian corn snack with pantry staples. Serve it as a appetizer or snack.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings2
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1½ to 2 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons onions finely chopped (1 small)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons tomato finely chopped (1 medium)
  • 1 green chili finely chopped (optional, skip for kids)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon chaat masala powder (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder (optional) (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter (optional)

For topping

  • 4 tablespoons sev or farsan or roasted peanuts


Instructions

How to make Corn Chaat

  • If using corn on the cob, pick the corn kernals and add them to a bowl. Rinse and drain the water.
  • Boil them with little water until tender & drain completely. or Saute them in a tsp of butter or oil until tender.
  • Cool down. Add red chilli powder (optional), cumin powder, chaat masala and salt.
  • Stir in the onions, tomatoes, green chilies, lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  • Transfer corn chaat to serving bowls and top with peanuts, sev or farsan. I did not have any so I fried paneer in little ghee until crisp and added.


Notes

To make it healthier you can also add some grated carrots.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Corn Chaat Recipe (Indian Corn Snack)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 639mg28%
Potassium 706mg20%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5424IU108%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Corn Chaat (Indian Corn Snack)

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Is this supposed to be served warm or cool?

Swasthi,if I use frozen corn kernels do I need to boil them or can I mix it up directly with spices and veggies?

Wow! I made this for me and my kid.. The taste was awesome,Thanks for showing me this interesting and yummy treat

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Hello Swasthi, I am an amateur cook because I never learned cooking before I married. I love how simple, clear and easy to follow, not forgetting how tasty your recipes are. I love following your recipes. You make me an amateur cook look like a Master chef in front of my family. I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you’ and God Bless. ??

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Do you have Chaat masala recipe Swasthi? Thanks!

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its really looks great nd healthy also i need to try

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Really amazing.very easy to prepare and tastes great

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superb recipes me n my family love it all ur tasty recipes

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I tried this recipe and love it. Easy to prepare, tasty and healthy.

Easy & healthy chaat.. Love this one !

Sawsthi, this Corn Chat is very colorful and surely looks appetizing!

wow…healthy n delicious..

Love this kind of easy and quick chaat very much,pleasing and colourful.

Corn chat with paneer…..yummy yummy 🙂

wow delicious and quick chaat 🙂 lovely click dear ..

paneer will make it more interesting..

simple and appetizing chaat to enjoy at any time…

I adore the simplicity and yes, its my kind of recipes too. Nice and simple interesting flavors and I sure will enjoy it as a salad or side for our rice. I think I will forgo the paneer and add fried tofu pieces instead.

Yumm.. I want to finish the bowl..