Corn Bhel

When I get lazy and want to a quick, healthy, delicious and oh-so-simple snack, the corn bhel  rules the list as an all time favorite.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : 5 mins.

Serves 4.

1½ cups boiled tender corn kernels
2 medium potatoes, boiled and cut into cubes
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
½ cup chopped onions
1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
½ cup chopped tomatoes
juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste

To garnish
2 tablespoons chopped coriander

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  2. Add the onions, green chillies and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, till the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes, corn, potatoes, lemon juice, coriander, sugar and salt and mix well.
  4. Garnish with the coriander and serve immediately.


Quite often I use this as a base for a salad.  Fresh greens, raspberry vinaigrette, cayenne pepper and the corn bhel all tossed together.  Enjoy.