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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Corn Chaat

Sometimes I wonder why chaat items are termed as Junk Food..... All it contains is some raw veggies( like carrots, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes), murmure/cooked channa/corn, little oil and some masalas.... Which are all good for health and also very low on calories!! The oil we add here is almost negligible, compared to pakoras and other fried items. So, I would prefer to call this dish as a healthy food than call it Junk Food. Am I not right, people??!!??
Both Naveen and I love chaats so much, that I make them as starters whenever I have guests over for dinner!!! Here's one such chaat recipe that has won me a lot of appreciation from all my friends...This one is sure to set your taste buds tingling!!! :)


2 cups Sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup Chopped Onions (Red Onions give a good color. Since I ran short of red onions, I have used yellow onions in the picture)
1/4 cup Grated Carrots
1 tsp Chaat Masala
1/4 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Lime juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Nylon Sev
1-2 strands Cilantro
2 tsp Oil
Salt as per taste


  1. Cook the corn kernels in the microwave for about 3 mins, or until they are cooked.

  2. In a mixing bowl add oil, cooked corn, carrots, onions, chilli powder, chaat masala, salt, sugar , lime juice and mix well. Add more masalas if required.

  3. Garnish with Sev, Cilantro and serve immediately.


FH said...

Ramya,pani poori and masala puri are little junkish(!),but Bhel puri and other chaat are loaded veggies.

I love your corn chaat,I would have it for a starter in a second!:))
I have Carribean Salad which makes a light protein packed at Aroma,try that.It's delicious.
Hope you found the beach photos at my recipe index.Have a great weekend:)

Latha said...

Looks really yummy Ramya! Should try it now that it is corn season!

chand said...

Ramya ,
Looks really tasty..I was thinking od a starter for dinner tonight for the guests then this is just apt...thanks for this :)

S said...

ur corn chat is so tempting...i eat cooked corn usually and i din't know what to do with corn ..now i'll try ur corn chat...thanks for sharing......

Richa said...

hey corn chaat looks yummy, just the season for corn! give me chaat anytime :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Yeah right, Asha... Pani puri is a little junkish!! :). I did find the beach pics... they look gr8!!! :)

Glad you liked it.. sure try it out!


right Chandana, this is a very good starter!! Did you finally make it yesterday? How did it turn out?

@Shanti Bhanu, Richa,

tx, girls!! Glad you like it!! :)

DEEPA said...

ramya ...too good ..supberp man ....yummy yummy ...thks for sharing ...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey,tx... glad you liked it!! Do let me know how it turned out after you try..

Vani said...

Just tried your corn chaat for MBP, Ramya. Yum! Will try to post today. Thanks for the recipe :)

Revathi said...

Hi Ramya,
I love your blog and the way you present each recipe.
I am from Bangalore and familiar with most of them but I really enjoyed making some of the Mangalore recipes.
Keep posting and have a great weekend.