Monday, January 23, 2017

CORN BHEL

CORN BHEL

There are so many varieties of street food for you to relish in India. Bhel Puri is one of the most popular of them. In this, puffed rice and papdis are tossed with chopped potatoes, tomatoes, onions and mixed with different kinds of chutneys. Other popular street food include Sev Puri, Pav Bhaji, Ragda Patties, and different types of Chaats.

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Corn Sev Puri  (which is a more healthy version of the Sev Puri), and Pav Bhaji.

I came across this healthy version of Bhel Puri in which we use Sweet Corn kernels. This recipe is adapted from Corn Bhel by Tarlaji Dalal.

You will find recipes for Green Chutney and Sweet Chutney used in this recipe elsewhere in this blog. The Green Chutney is made with Mint and Coriander while the Sweet Chutney is made with Dates and Tamarind.


Ingredients:
  • Cooked Sweet Corn kernels, 2 cups
  • Large-sized Onion, 1
  • Tomato, 1
  • Pomegranate Arils, 1/4 cup
  • Green Chutney, 2 tbsp
  • Sweet Chutney, 1/4 cup
  • Chaat Masala, 1 tbsp * Used store-bought Catch brand
  • Lemon Juice, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp, or to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Papdis, coarsely crushed, 1/2 cup
  • Salt, to taste
  • Nylon Sev, for garnish
Method:

Boil the sweet corn cob and when it cools, remove the corn kernels. Keep aside
Prepare the Green Chutney made of Mint & Coriander Leaves
Prepare the Sweet Chutney made of Dates (Khajur) and Tamarind (Imli)
Chop the onion and finely chop the tomato
In a large bowl, mix together and toss all the ingredients mentioned above
and garnish with nylon sev
Serve immediately