What do you do when you have a sweet corn loving toddler and a chaat lover for a husband? And what if you have very little time but still have to make a quick snack for the hungry family? This Sweet corn Bhel is the answer! 😀 Bhel has been a family favorite snack as it is very easy to make. But once I decided to add some steamed sweet corn to it as Miss A loves it and this Sweet corn bhel came into existence.
The bite of sweet corn in bhel tastes really good and adds to the health quotient as well. I also make pan fried Crispy Corn with it and it comes out amazing as well. So here is one more healthy, easy and delicious snack idea for your family. This is different from the Mangalorean style bhel called Charmbure Upkari which is more crunchier and has typical south Indian flavors. Hope you all try and love it. Happy and Healthy cooking!
Health Benefits of Corn: Rich source of vitamins and provides essential minerals, Reduces risk of hemorrhoids,Has Anti oxidant properties and Prevents anemia.
- 3 medium sized Sweet corn cobs/ Approx 1 Cup Sweet corn kernels
- 1 medium sized Onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium sized Tomato, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves
- 1 tsp Tamarind paste
- 2 Tbsp Yogurt/ thick curd
- 1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp Red chilli powder or to taste
- 1 tsp Chaat masala/ Pani puri masala
- Black salt or regular salt to taste (I add black salt/ kala namak to my salads and chaats)
- A handful of dry roasted Peanuts
- 3/4 Cup Bhujiya/ Sev
- 1 Cup Bhel/ Kurmure/ Puffed Rice
Step by Step Recipe:
- Remove corn kernels from the cobs using a knife. Steam the corn kernels for 8 to 10 mins. Allow it to cool.
- Take the cooled corn kernels in a large mixing bowl. Add finely chopped onion, tomato, tamarind paste, yogurt and coriander leaves.
- Add ketchup, red chilli powder, chaat masala, peanuts and salt.
- Add Bhujiya and Bhel. Mix well till they are combined.
- You cannot keep this bhel after mixing for long as the puffed rice turns soft and loses the crunch.
- Do not forget to steam the sweet corn before using in the chaat.
- Frozen sweet corn can be used. Wash them well and steam for 5 mins before using in the chaat.
- Experiment with your own flavors. Add Lemon juice instead of yogurt, more chilli powder and chopped green chillies too if you love it super spicy.
- If you want to try Bhel in South Indian style, here is a Mangalorean style street food – Charmbure Upkari.