Popcorn is everyone’s favorite snack for binge-eating because it is simply, the simplest thing to cook. But did you know the popcorn found in the market can become one of the least nutritious snacks because of the added preservatives like unhealthy oils, artificial butter, food dyes and tons of salt.

Since we cannot just give up on popcorns, we can look for healthier ideas. We can either make them at home or try switching to boiled corn kernels instead. These little kernels are not only fiber-rich, low in calories and full of antioxidants but they are also delicious to eat.

So here are 5 delicious recipes that you’d love to try making at home:

Crispy Corn

Crispy corn is made by frying corn kernels and flavoured with different spices like chilli powder, chaat masala and cumin powder. It is a hassle-free snack that can be prepared within 10 mins and caters to all your cravings.

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 Corn Vada

It is a must-try snack during any time of the day. In this snack, a very small amount of lentil is used for better texture and crispiness, along with that a little bit of coriander and mint leaves gives this a burst of flavours. Pair this fritter with coconut chutney. 

Cheese Corn sandwich

Sandwiches are the easiest go-to breakfast and they also make a good snack after a long day's work. All we need is a slice of bread, cheese, juicy kernels and a little sprinkle of pepper and salt.

Corn Soup

Sweet corn soup is a fusion of Indo-Chinese elements. Made with various spices and vegetables which makes it a comforting bowl of health, this snack is truly special. Think: spring onions, ginger, garlic and corns. 

Mais con Yelo

Mais con Yelo or Maíz con hielo is a creamy, sweet and refreshing snack-food popular in the Philippines. This highly nutritious dessert is made by mixing whole kernel corn, milk, sugar and shaved ice. It is one the best summer treats and is truly refreshing.

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 Try these amazing titbits and let us know which ones you liked the most.