Sweetcorn Chaat
Sweetcorn Chaat
5 from 3 votes
Discover the world of zesty flavours with our delightful sweetcorn chaat, a staple from the street food culture of India. Unearth the blend of spices, tanginess, and a hint of sweetness that'll make your taste buds dance with joy. 
Sweetcorn Chaat

Sweetcorn chaat is a delightful dish that brings together the vibrant flavors of sweetcorn with a tangy and spicy kick.

Originating from the streets of India, this chaat is a popular snack enjoyed by people of all ages. Despite its exotic name, sweetcorn chaat is surprisingly easy to make, making it an excellent choice for both beginner and seasoned cooks alike.

This recipe offers a twist on traditional chaat, incorporating sweetcorn as the star ingredient. Sweetcorn not only adds a natural sweetness to the dish but also provides a satisfying crunch, making each bite a burst of flavor and texture.

Combined with the freshness of onions, tomatoes, and coriander, sweetcorn chaat offers a delightful balance of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors.

While the recipe may seem complex at first glance, it’s actually quite simple to prepare. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal cooking steps, you can whip up a batch of sweetcorn chaat in no time.

Expert Tip: Sweetcorn chaat is highly customizable, so feel free to get creative and add your favorite toppings such as diced bell peppers, boiled potatoes, or even crunchy peanuts for added texture and flavor.


Sweetcorn: Sweetcorn adds a natural sweetness and crunch to the chaat, making each bite flavorful and satisfying.

Onion: Finely chopped onion adds a sharp and pungent flavor, balancing the sweetness of the sweetcorn.

Tomatoes: Diced tomatoes provide freshness and juiciness to the chaat, enhancing its overall taste.

Black Pepper: A hint of black pepper adds a subtle warmth and depth of flavor to the chaat.

Chaat Masala: This spice blend lends a tangy and savory flavor to the dish, characteristic of traditional chaat recipes.

Crushed Chillies: Crushed chillies add a fiery kick to the chaat, providing a spicy contrast to the sweetness of the sweetcorn.

Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of the ingredients and helps to balance the overall taste of the chaat.

Green Chutney: Green chutney adds a burst of freshness and herbal notes to the chaat, complementing its other flavors.

Tomato Ketchup: Tomato ketchup contributes a hint of sweetness and tanginess to the chaat, enriching its taste.

Tamarind Chutney (Imli): Tamarind chutney offers a sweet and tangy flavor, characteristic of many Indian chaat dishes.

Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty and tangy kick, brightening up the flavors of the chaat.

Coriander: Chopped coriander leaves provide a pop of color and freshness to the chaat, enhancing its visual appeal and flavor profile.

Expert Tip: For a healthier version of sweetcorn chaat, you can use low-fat or vegan alternatives to ingredients such as yogurt in the green chutney or omit the tomato ketchup altogether to reduce the sugar content.

Serving Suggestions

  • Sweetcorn chaat can be served as a delightful appetizer or snack at parties and gatherings. Arrange it in small bowls or plates, garnished with fresh coriander leaves, and serve it alongside drinks for a flavorful start to any occasion.
  • For a light and refreshing meal, serve sweetcorn chaat as a side dish alongside grilled meats or roasted vegetables. Its tangy and spicy flavors complement a wide range of main courses, adding a vibrant touch to your meal.
  • Sweetcorn chaat can also be enjoyed as a quick and satisfying lunch or dinner option. Serve it atop crispy papdis or crunchy tortilla chips for added texture, or spoon it over a bed of mixed greens for a colorful and nutritious salad.
  • To elevate the presentation of sweetcorn chaat, consider serving it in hollowed-out bell pepper halves or cucumber cups for a fun and creative twist. This not only adds visual appeal but also makes for an interactive dining experience.
  • For a traditional Indian street food experience, serve sweetcorn chaat in paper cones or small disposable cups, garnished with additional chaat masala, sev (crunchy chickpea noodles), and a squeeze of lime juice for extra flavor.
  • Feel free to customize sweetcorn chaat according to your preferences by adding additional toppings such as diced avocado, grated cheese, or crispy fried onions. Let your creativity shine and experiment with different flavor combinations to make the dish your own.

Expert Tip: To add an extra layer of flavor, consider grilling or roasting the sweetcorn before adding it to the chaat. This will enhance its natural sweetness and impart a smoky undertone to the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use canned sweetcorn instead of fresh?

Yes, you can substitute canned sweetcorn for fresh in this recipe. Just make sure to drain and rinse the canned sweetcorn before adding it to the chaat.

Is there a substitute for chaat masala if I don’t have it?

If you don’t have chaat masala on hand, you can make a simple substitute by combining equal parts of ground cumin, coriander, and amchur (dried mango powder), along with a pinch of black salt and cayenne pepper.

Can I make sweetcorn chaat ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare sweetcorn chaat ahead of time by chopping the vegetables and mixing the spices, then storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, simply mix in the sweetcorn and other ingredients and enjoy.

How long does sweetcorn chaat last in the refrigerator?

Sweetcorn chaat can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container. However, it is best enjoyed fresh for optimal flavor and texture.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the chaat to my liking?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of crushed chillies or green chutney according to your preferred level of spiciness. You can also omit the chillies altogether if you prefer a milder flavor.

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Sweetcorn Chaat

Sweetcorn Chaat

by Nabeela Kauser
Discover the world of zesty flavours with our delightful sweetcorn chaat, a staple from the street food culture of India. Unearth the blend of spices, tanginess, and a hint of sweetness that'll make your taste buds dance with joy. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 74 kcal


  • 200 g Sweetcorn
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Crushed Chillies
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Green Chutney
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Chutney (Imli)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Coriander


  • If using fresh corn, then bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add the corn and allow to simmer for five minutes until cooked through (see note 1)
  • Drain the corn then allow to cool (see note 2)
  • As the corn is cooling finely chop the onion, tomato and coriander then add into a large bowl
  • Once the corn has cooled down add into the bowl along with the rest of the ingredients
  • Stir it all together until well combined
  • Serve as a quick snack and enjoy!



Note 1 – Do not boil for too long as the corn kernels can end up mushy and dry.
Note 2 – Alternatively, canned corn can be used. In this case, step 1 and 2 will not be required.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 332mgPotassium: 250mgFibre: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 551IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Chaat, Ramadan, Snack, Spicy, Vegan, Vegetarian
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