Corn Aloo Chaat is an interesting twist to the regular Chaat (or Salad) recipes which combines steamed corn kernels with Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes and other veggies and spiced with flavorful Indian spices. Looking for an interesting variation to the regular plate of butter laden steamed sweet corn, here’s one.
It’s been raining uninterrupted here in Pune since a week. I guess this is a new phenomenon for Pune. I have stayed here for most of the monsoons during past one decade but have never witnessed an uninterrupted spell of rain that would last beyond a day. So a week is totally unexpected, though there are people who say Pune would receive such rains in its days of glory when it had earned reputation of being front runner for two things- one, being a leading Indian city for education (which led to it being attributed with the term ‘Oxford of East’) and second begin a most favored destination for old-timers to settle down post retirement. Its pleasant weather conditions contributed to the second factor. Pleasant winters, not-so-harsh summers and light drizzles during the rains would make Pune a dream destination for veterans. However, with the fast paced industrialization and dismal planning has led to steady decline in the living conditions of Pune.
Coming back, the rains have continued uninterrupted since past week or so. In such damp and moist conditions what I crave for is hot and spicy food. While I usually stick to my diet with my heart and soul, fried fritters (Pakodas) could make me digress from my food-chart, sneaking into my evening snacks at times. I won’t mind seeking such occasional indulgences but it’s better to have a healthy snacking alternative at hand and what could be a better munching alternative than sweet corns. In India monsoons and sweet corn are kind of inseparable. It’s hard to imagine one without other. This fact becomes evident in mushrooming growth of street food vendors offering corn on the cob or sweet corns roasted on a charcoal, coated with lime juice and spice mix.
In fact, nowadays corn kernels are readily available and can be used to make so many fun recipes. In our last recipe, we made Chaat Masala which was precursor to the series of our Chaat recipes. So we are starting this series with our first recipe Corn Aloo Chaat which is a sweet, tangy and spicy corn preparation that combines boiled potatoes, veggies, red chili and the spice-mix Chaat Masala. The entire dish would take less than 10 mins and you can serve it quickly to your kids as an evening snack.
Make this quick snack in these monsoons and share your feedback with us in comment section below.
- 1½ Cups=250gms Sweet Corn Kernels
- ¼ th Cup =50gms Tomatoes-finely chopped
- ¼ th Cup =50gms Onions-finely chopped
- 1 Large=100gms Boiled Potatoes-peeled and diced into cubes
- ¼th tsp Kashmiri red Chili powder
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala
- 2 tbsp fresh Coriander Leaves- finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Sev (optional) for added flavor and crunch
- To start with, we will boil Corn Kernels in a pressure cooker. Put Kernels in a pressure cooker. Add water (about ½ Cup). Add some Salt. Pressure cook on high heat for 1 whistle
- Take pressure cooked Kernel in a large bowl. Add boiled Potatoes, chopped Tomatoes, chopped Onions. Add Lemon Juice, Chat Masala, Red Chili Powder, chopped Coriander Leaves.
- Add Salt to taste. We have added some Salt while boiling Corn Kernels. So be watchful while adding Salt and mix well.
- You can serve this Chaat now or you may refrigerate it for 15 mins and serve it cold.
- Make the Chaat crunchier with some Sev
- Corn Aloo Chaat can be served as a Salad in your party lunch/dinner. Make Corn Aloo Chaat these monsoons and share your feedback with us in the comment section below
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