Monday, September 17, 2007

Corn Chaat / Salad

A refreshing and filling corn chaat, great for snacking on or as a salad.

Ingredients

3 - Fresh Sweet corn, husked
2 medium size - Tomatoes, chopped to small pieces
1/2 cup - Red onion, chopped to small pieces
1/2 cup - Cooked potato, cut to small pieces
1/2 cup - Cucumber, cut to small pieces
1/2 cup - Coriander /Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp - Fresh lime juice

Powders for seasoning

2 tsp - Chaat masala powder
1 tsp - Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) To roast cumin seeds - In a pan on low heat, add cumin seeds and roast. Stirring till the aroma of the roasted cumin comes out and the cumin is well roasted. Take care not to blacken the cumin seeds. Now powder the seeds with a mortar and pestle or in a coffee grinder. You can make more of the roasted cumin powder and store for future use. Can sprinkle on raita and chaats.

2 ) Cook sweet corn on the cob in a pot with enough water. Once cooked, cool then take the kernel off the cob.

3 ) In a salad bowl combine, sweet corn, tomato, onion, potato, cucumber and coriander leaves. It tastes good even without seasoning with the powders. Just add salt to taste and try as a simple salad. Try even with the powders - add roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, chaat masala powder, lime juice and sprinkle some salt to taste.

Serve the salad

24 comments:

Asha said...

So colorful! We just grilled corn cobs this evening!:))

neroli said...

Pravs, your pictures are always making a person want to grab a fork and spoon and tuck right yin...and your writing is always making a person really feel that you are there in the kitchen, helping along.
Especially good for people like myself, who have so much to learn!

Mishmash ! said...

I like bits of apples in my chats...just to have a fresh sweet bite :P quite a colourful one.

Shn

Pravs said...

Hi Asha :It must have been great, right ?

Hi Neroli : Thank you :D Your kind words are very encouraging for me. Also feel satisfied to know i am able to make it easy for the readers to understand and try the recipes.

Pravs said...

Hi Mishmash : Hey i was thinking of adding apples too...didn't have one is hand to add. Will try next time.

Sig said...

Wow, that is very colorful and yummy looking pravs... must go soo well with some spicy chicken fry on the side :)

Pravs said...

Hi Sig : you said it...with the sweetness of sweet corn, a spicy chicken will be great !

Redchillies said...

Wow looks delicious. Can frozen corn work for this?

Pravs said...

Hi Redchillies : I have not tried with frozen corn to say how the out come will be. These fresh sweet corns were so delicious. I hope you can get some fresh ones.

Seena said...

Colorful and so inviting..

Prajusha said...

Pravs,
wow..this looks colorful and delicious.

Superchef said...

very healthy snack...looks delicious!!

Sia said...

who says chats cant be healthy also??!!! beautiful pic pravs...

SPICE OF LIFE said...

hi Pravs..this is my first time on your blog ...great looking chaat/salad ...I make the one without any other add-ons ..just corn with the masalas and lime juice..this one will be so much healthier and interesting....

Richa said...

such a colorful salad! fresh roasted jeera pwd tastes so good :)

Suganya said...

I would scoop this on to a tostito tortilla chips, with a dollop of sour cream. Very refreshing!

Pooja V said...

I make corn salad almost similar recipe. loved it !

Jyothi said...

Colorful, healthy and delightful snack for the evenings. Lovely photo. Thanks for sharing.

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Sharmi said...

what a vibrant looking chaat!! beautiful color. I have to try this. have lot of them in the freezer.

Mansi Desai said...

who wouldn't like this yaar! simple, sweet and colorful! I'll make it tonight:)

Lissie said...

thats a lovely chat recipe! love to have it with hot tandoori chicken on a cold evening...

Seema said...

That is one deadly colorful chat. Loved the colors and the picture of this healthy chat. Thanks for the recipe.

easycrafts said...

nice one...will surely try out..thanks

Padma said...

Such a nice looking corn chaat, will have to try this, Hey pravs I did ur kudumulu and came out so well, check my blog!