Do you have a bunch of surprise guests knocking at your door? Is your first thought – What am I going to serve them?! It is a nervous feeling when people pop in unexpectedly, there is no time to prepare elaborate dishes to serve them nor is it right to keep guests waiting for long.
Once, when I was faced with such a situation, I quickly grabbed a couple of things and prepared this delicious corn chaat , which to my surprise, turned out to be a total life saver. I had a packet of frozen sweet corn kernels. Frozen corn is always available at my home. I usually use them in fillings for sandwiches and also as an ingredient in Pulaos. You can also add some green chutney on top of the corn. I didn’t have any at that time so I prepared this without the chutney. It was delicious even without it.
2 cups sweet corn kernels
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 onion ( finely chopped)
2 tbsp coriander leaves ( finely chopped)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp sev
Heat butter in a pan.
Add the corn and sauté till it’s warm. If the corn is at room temperature, it is not necessary to heat them. You can mix everything in a mixing bowl. Since my corn was frozen, I heated it up for a while.
Remove from heat and mix red chili powder, chaat masala, dry mango powder and lemon juice. Add finely chopped onions and coriander leaves and salt.
Put a spoonful of the corn in a serving bowl. Drizzle a generous amount of green chutney if using. Sprinkle some sev and coriander. Serve while it’s still warm.