corn chat recipe

Sweet Corn Chaat

By Swasthi on August 27, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Corn chaat made with sweet corn, chaat masala, onions, tomatoes and few other pantry staples. This simple and quick chaat is not only easy to make but also tastes delicious. Sweet corn is a versatile ingredient and can be transformed to so many yummy dishes. This chaat is great to enjoy as a evening snack and is kids’ friendly too.

corn chat recipe

In South India, charcoal/ fire grilled corn on the cobs smeared with green chili paste are very much popular. Apart from that sweet corn soup, masala corn, buttered corn and crispy corn are also popular in the food cafes and restaurants.

This corn chaat is a healthy, nutritious & home style snack. It uses no fancy ingredients and can be prepared in just 5 mins if you have the boiled corn ready. You may use corn on the cob or frozen sweet corn as per your convenience.

For me using the frozen corn is much more convenient than using the corn cobs. I always stock up the organic sweet corn in the freezer since it comes handy when the family is hungry.

Just to add some protein I have garnished the chaat with fried paneer chunks. You may use sev, farsan or mixture for the toppings.

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

How to Make Sweet Corn Chaat

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

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

pick the corn from cob

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.

Drain them to a colander.

drain them

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 with paneer

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Sweet Corn Chaat

A quick snack made with boiled sweet corn, chaat masala, onions, tomatoes and herbs.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

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


  • 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.
  • Add red chilli powder (optional), cumin powder, chaat masala and salt. Mix and cool them.
  • Once cool add 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.


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
Sweet Corn Chaat
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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Sweet Corn Chaat

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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..