July 12, 2010

Chatpata Corn-Poha Chaat (Corn and Beaten Rice Chaat recipe)

Kanda Poha or just poha is a daily breakfast in India. It's beacause this can me made in no time and is actually very fullfilling. Poha is called as beaten rice in enlish. Stores have 2 varieties of Poha: Thick and thin. For making kanda Poha or corn-poha chaat one should use thick variety. One additional thing needed for this chaat is corn poha (maka poha or simple corn flakes). I usually use the Chewda of corn poha. But if thats not available in your pantry you can just fry the flakes in no time. I will post the chewda recipes later some time.


Serves 3-4

1 Cup sweet corn
1 Cup Poha (Beaten rice)
1 Cup Corn Poha or Corn Flakes (raw corn flakes fried)
1-2 tsp Chopped green chili
1 tbsp roasted Peanut crush (optional)
Tamarind water
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Red chili powder
Lemon juice (optional)


1.Soak the poha in water. Wash and drain all the water. Microwave sweet corns untill they boil.

2. Heat some oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add cumin seeds and green chili. Then add soaked Poha and mix well so that yellow color spreads all over. Add peanut crush. Now add sweet corn. Add salt and mix again.

3. In a bowl take flakes, crush them a little with hands, add above poha-corn mixture on it. Sprinkle some refined sugar and red chili powder on it. Add 2 tsp of tamarind water, mix again and serve immediately.


One can also garnish with fresh chopped corriander.
Kanda Pohe is a very common breakfast in India. If they left over you can easily use them and make Corn-Poha chaat.


  1. This looks like a great variation of good old batatey pohe! :) Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Simply fantastic, chatpata corn and poha looks irresistible..

  3. Wow, that is such a tempting plate and snack :)

  4. That looks truely tempting, love to have these for breakfast.

  5. looks delicious n colorful ...very nice combo ..

  6. Love this colourful chaat...

  7. thats so deliicous and yummy snack very lovely color it got..

  8. I make this every week now and slight diff version from yours...this looks yummy crunchy :)

  9. It's breakfast time here...and you are tempting me with this delicious poha. Adding corn flxes is a nice idea
    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. yummy .. love it. looks fantastic.

  11. Very innovative Sayali..I love ur presentation.Will try it sometime

  12. Wow!!! they look so beautiful and inviting. Thanks for the recipe :)

  13. Poha chaat sounds delicious!! Loved the first click..

  14. Nice one dear, a good change to the regular poha.

  15. this makes an excellent snack right..and nice pic too...

  16. Thanks for coming back to us! tempting snack.


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