Monsoon Special; How About Spicy Corn Chaat
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Corn is a grain that is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Did you know that there are numerous corn varieties available in hues other than the ubiquitous yellow? These include red, orange, purple, blue, white, and even black. Southern Mexico gave birth to the grain plant known as corn or maize. The most consumed component of the corn seed, the kernels contain the majority of the nutrients. Boiled corns are everyone's favourite, especially during the monsoon! Every street has stalls selling boiled corn or bhuna hua bhutta. Cool breeze, rain pouring and chatpate corns are everything you need to rejuvenate your mood. Do you know that corns are very beneficial for your health?

Here are some benefits of corn-

1. Reduces Anemia

Iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12, all of which are abundant in corn, aid in the body's formation of red blood cells. By providing enough of the nutrients needed to build new Red blood cells, it helps to lower the risk of anaemia. Nutritionists estimate that 1 cup of raw maize provides 75 mg of iron, 125 calories, 27 g of carbohydrates, 4 g of protein, 9 g of sugar, and 2 g of fat.

Lowers Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Levels

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Sweet corn and corn oil are a great option for diabetics and people with high cholesterol since they boost blood flow, reduce cholesterol absorption, and regulate insulin. It's rich in carbs, it's a terrific source of energy, says Dr Sheela Krishnaswamy, a dietitian and wellness consultant in Bangalore. High in nutrients, corn is particularly rich in vitamins B1, B5, and C, which aids in illness prevention and cell growth. Corn is high in fibre and lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics, which lowers cholesterol levels in the body.

Promotes Healthy Skin

Antioxidants like Vitamin C and lycopene found in corn boost collagen synthesis and shield the skin from UV-induced free radical damage. In addition to being eaten, its components, such as maize oil and corn starch, can be applied directly to the skin and are frequently used as ingredients in many cosmetics.

Here's how you can make corn chaat at home-


1. 900 gm frozen, blanched corn

2. 2 teaspoon green chilli

3. 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

4. 2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

5. salt to taste

6. 2 yellow bell pepper

7. 2 teaspoon ginger juice

8. 2 tablespoons lemon juice

9. 2 tablespoon cilantro

10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

11. 1 teaspoon black salt

12. 1 cup tomato

13. 1 cup capsicum (green pepper)

14. 1 onion


1. Start by chopping the tomatoes, onions, capsicums, and yellow bell peppers before preparing this wonderful meal. After finishing, set aside all the vegetables.

2. In a bowl, add salt, black salt, roasted cumin seed powder, black pepper, and chilli powder. Set aside.

3. Take a nonstick pan, set it on medium heat, and drizzle some oil over it. The blanched frozen corn kernels should be added to the pan and stir-fried for 6-7 minutes. The corn kernels will turn golden brown once they have been fried. Turn off the flame when you notice that change in the corns.

4. Add the previously cut vegetables next, then top the corns with the spice mixture and cilantro. Mix well the ingredients. After that, thoroughly combine the ingredients after adding the lemon and ginger juices. Your order for chaat has been prepared.