Grilled Corn Bhel Salad

Serves 2

Corn Bhel Salad- Perfect for the season!
Corn Bhel Salad- Perfect for the season!

Corn Bhel is a very popular street food in many parts of India. The aroma of the corn kernels being roasted in the huge pan wafts through the evening air …. you turn to look and see the spiced corn mixed with finely chopped onion and cilantro, topped with crisp sev…..and you find your taste buds won’t let you rest until you have had Corn Bhel!  The other popular street food is the corn on the cob, freshly roasted on hot coals. That has been my favorite for a long time.

So I combined these two flavors- of freshly grilled corn on the cob and the bhel ingredients. I also added fresh tender vegetables and a semi ripe mango. I can eat tons of corn bhel, so by cutting down on the corn and adding veggies, I tell myself I am eating a healthy, salad :). And it satisfies my craving for corn bhel without compromising on the taste. The tender vegetables and the sweet and sour mangoes that you find now in the market, make this a perfect spring dish.

Ingredients-

  • ½ teaspoon chat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (or to taste)
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 corn on the cob, grilled
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 small tender yellow squash, diced
  • 1 small plum tomato, diced
  • 1 small tender zucchini, diced
  •  ¾ cup peeled and diced mango. I chose a semi- ripe, sweet and sour mango.
  • Pinch of sea salt for veggies
  • Store bought thin sev (crispy gram noodles) I used Mirch Masala brand

To make the Corn Bhel Salad-

  1. Combine the chat masala, red chili powder, lime juice and sea salt in a bowl. Cut the kernels off the grilled corn and toss them well in the chat masala mixture.
  2. To all the chopped veggies and the chopped mango, add a pinch of sea salt and toss with the corn in the bowl.
  3. Serve the Corn Bhel Salad, topped with sev.

Enjoy! Wishing all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Love,

Sandhya

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Mother’s Day Sandhya, the salad looks mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      thank you so much! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

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  2. Zoale.com says:

    Lovely! Looks like a perfect summer dish 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Antonia!

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  3. Lina says:

    That is a very creative dish!:)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Lina!

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  4. Gorgeous presentation 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you!

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  5. mmm.. delicious !

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  6. Such a tempting stack of colours and ingredients!!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! Love the colors of spring all around us.

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  7. Super colourful and so representative of the fact that we eat with our eyes first! Healthy and tasty to boot. 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Aruna!

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  8. Too beautiful and the colors in your salad are just amazing 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. You make street food looks so fancy! Brilliant recipe and presentation!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Indah,
      Thank you so much! This compliment means so much to me coming from a fabulously talented person like you!

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  10. Yum! The perfect refreshing spring and summer dish!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Sarah!

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  11. Loretta says:

    What a great presentation of the grilled corn bhel salad. The colors really pop and again your background is just beautiful. I did take some pictures outdoors only once, so you’ve prompted me to attempt that again. Love the dish 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Loretta! Now that it is nice outside, I love taking pictures outside.

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  12. madsnaw says:

    This looks not only tempting but the presentation is really gorgeous too!
    Thanks for sharing! 😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  13. Riya says:

    Would love to try this

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Do try this Riya. It is one of my favorite things to eat:)

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  14. So colourful &lovely presentation 🙂
    lovely!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Roy!

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  15. Looks so inviting especially on a hot sunny day like today 🙂 Beautiful presentation and love the recipe.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Molly! Yes it is an easy and yummy dish for hot sunny days:)

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  16. Mayuri Patel says:

    What a medley of colours and so tempting. I have a guest visiting me tomorrow and don’t have time to prepare anything elaborate, I think this corn bhel will do. Thank you for the “light bulb”moment your recipe has induced into my brains.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Mayuri for your sweet words! i am sure the corn bhel will be a hit-it is something about bhel that always makes people happy:)

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  17. Sandhya says:

    Reblogged this on Indfused and commented:

    Dear friends,
    It is a busy’ football party’ season in our neck of the woods. I thought of making this corn bhel salad for the party. You can use frozen corn, roasted or corn on the cob, roasted on the gas stove or under the broiler in the oven.
    Hope you enjoy this corn bhel salad too!

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  18. Pretty! Looks delicious too!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Gregg!

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  19. My mouth is watering looking at the picture! Spectacular presentation , Sandhya:)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Freda!

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  20. piyalimutha says:

    Your post literally teleported me to Juhu chaupati, the sea breeze on the face with the lipsmacking bhel in the hand. Also the winter evenings where on a iron concave plate, glistening with red embers, the corn of your choice would be grilled to perfection smeared with fiery mint chutney and lemon from time to time. This grilled corn bhel salad, houses layers and layers of colour, flavour and yumminess. Just one look at the perfectly grilled corns at the bottom and all the veggies lapped up in lemon juice and chat masala is enough to flood my mouth with water. This is one stunner of a dish with a whole lot of yumminess and goodness.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Piyali, thank you so much for the sweet words! You made my day!

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  21. Christine says:

    Such a colorful and healthy snack! ❤

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Christine!

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  22. kushigalu says:

    This is the gorgeous presentation for salad that I have seen so far:-) Looks delicious 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Kushi!

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  23. Ohh wow u added squash to the bhel how cool is that! I make it the same way except I add Kairi /raw mango pieces that gives it a yummy tangy Ness 😊
    Love this recipe http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/baingan-bharta-punjabi-style-smoky-mashed-eggplants

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I try to sneak in some veggies too. I have a ambat goad mango in there too.

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