I am sharing the recipe of fruity corn chaat here which my little one enjoys eating. It serves as a good and filling snack for kids. Adults can enjoy eating this as well.
1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
1/2 cucumber finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 mango finely chopped
1 tbsp butter or as desired
salt and pepper as per taste
Steps to prepare:
- Take 1 cup of frozen sweet corn kernels. Let them thaw for 10 minutes.
- Boil water in a pan and put the corn kernels in boiling water.
- Let the corns soften in boiled water on a low flame for around 5 minutes.
- Once soft enough, strain the corn and keep aside. Let them come to room temperature.
- Finely chop the onion, tomato, cucumber and mango.
- Once the corn is at room temperature and is dry, mix with it the chopped vegetables.
- Add around 1 tbsp of melted butter in the corn and vegetable mixture, and mix well.
- Add salt and pepper as per taste and mix well.
- Now add the chopped mangoes and mix well.
- Serve in snack bowls. Your refreshing corn chaat is ready to eat.
- For a healthier option, you can extract corn kernels at home and boil.
- Don’t use overripe mangoes as they will spoil the crunch of the chaat.
- Mix well on adding each ingredient in the steps above.
Health Benefits of Corn
- Promotes Growth and Development of Body – Corn has protein and folate which aids in new cell generation and promotes growth. It is also rich in vitamin B-complex. Minerals like iron aids in brain development. Phosphorus which is present in corn helps in bone health and potassium aids in muscle and nerve function.
- Good for Eyesight – Corn has vitamin A which is good for eyesight.
- Helps Fight Diseases – Corn contains antioxidants which help the body fight against diseases.
- Relieves Constipation – Fibre in corn acts as a natural laxative and eases constipation.
Impact on Kids
- Check the portion size and serve them in moderate portions.
- Don’t give whole corn kernels to kids till they are able to chew. You can mash/puree the corns if your child is young.
- Give corn to your child in small quantities initially in order to make sure there are no allergies.
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