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.


  • 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!




52 thoughts on “Grilled Corn Bhel Salad

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


  1. 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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  2. 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. 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:)


  3. 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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  4. 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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