Fruity Corn Chaat Recipe – Simple, Refreshing, and Healthy Snack for Kids

fruity corn chaat recipe

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.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
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.

Tips:

  • 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

Kids like the yellow colour and sweet taste of corn. It helps in increasing weight as well. However, please check the points below before giving corn to your children:
  • 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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