Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)


Tangy and refreshing Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad made of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and chickpeas in a cilantro tamarind dressing.Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)

I absolutely love Papdi Chaat. It’s one of my favorite Indian Street Food items to order when dining at an Indian fast food here in the United States.

When I visit India however, that’s a different story. In India, I am unable to stomach any of the dairy or chutneys, so it becomes rather difficult to enjoy street food there. The only place I can handle and trust is Haldiram’s.

This recipe is like a chaat salad… it’s the best of both worlds. 

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)

What is Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad?

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad is a healthier spin on Papdi Chaat. It is essentially a combo of Corn Chaat + Kachumber Salad recipes along with some Papdi Chaat flavors.

The traditional Indian Kachumber Salad consists of tomatoes, onions, tomatoes, lime juice, and chat masala. 

Corn Chaat consists of corn, onions, tomatoes, cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, and chat masala.

I also created a cilantro tamarind dressing with olive oil which is delicious. 

Combine all these recipes and throw in some papdi for a little crunch and indulgence, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and healthyish salad that’s not boring.

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad is:

Mouthwatering
A Chaat Salad
Sweet & Spicy
Crunchy
Perfect when you’re craving Papdi Chaat
A Healthier Option
Vegan

Ingredients for Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad:

Corn: I used frozen organic corn that I thawed, rinsed, and drained.

Tomato: Dice the tomatoes.

Red Onions: Dice the onions.

Cucumber: Dice the cucumbers.

Papdi: This adds a nice crunch to the salad and goes well with all the chatpata flavors. 

Cilantro Chutney: Here is the recipe I use.

Tamarind Chutney: I use store-bought.

Olive Oil

Chat Masala: I love MDH brand which you can find at the Indian grocery store or Amazon.

Red Chili Powder: You can use Cayenne Pepper instead of red chili powder here.

Salt

Lime Juice

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)

 

How to make Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad recipe step by step?

Make the cilantro tamarind dressing

1. In a mason jar, add tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, olive oil, and chat masala. 

2. Cover with a lid. 

3. Shake the jar well. Your dressing is ready.

Assemble the Salad

1. In a large bowl, add rinsed & drained chickpeas.

2. Add red onions and cucumbers.

3. Add tomatoes.

4. Now add corn. I used frozen corn, rinse and drain it.

5. Add red chili powder, chat masala, and salt.

6, Add all the dressing.

7, Mix well.

8. Add lime juice.

9. Add 10 papdis, broken.

10. Mix. Serve immediately to prevent the papdi from getting soggy. Serve with papdis around the serving bowl.

 

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with papdis on the side. It adds crunch and it’s so good with papdi.
  • For a healthier option, you can enjoy this salad without papdi.

Diwali Party Serving Suggestions

Tips on making Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad:

  • Make the dressing.
  • Chop all the ingredients using a chopper – this chopper works so well.
  • Assemble the salad and top with dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I make this recipe vegan?

This salad is vegan.

2. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

The papdis are not gluten-free, so for a gluten-free option, you can omit them or use gluten-free chips. 

3. Can I serve this salad at a party?

Yes!

This kachumber salad makes a great healthy appetizer. Simply place the contents into cute little martini glasses and serve with a couple of papdis. It looks pretty and everyone can help themselves. This is a great salad to make for Diwali.

Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad (vegan)

 

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Tangy and refreshing Corn Chaat Kachumber Salad made of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and chickpeas in a cilantro tamarind dressing.

Prep Time30 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course Main Course, Salads & Fruits

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 300kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

for the dressing

  • 1 1/2 olive oil
  • 4 tbsp cilantro chutney homemade
  • 3 tbsp tamarind chutney store-bought
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala

for the salad

  • 15 ounces canned organic chickpeas rinsed & drained
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped & drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn rinsed & drained
  • 1 tsp chat masala I like MDH
  • 1 tsp red chili powder substitute cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt add more if needed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed or 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chutney added at end if needed
  • 10 papdis broken, and more for garnish

Instructions

Make the cilantro tamarind dressing

  • In a mason jar, add tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, olive oil, and chat masala.

  • Cover with a lid.

  • Shake the jar well. Your dressing is ready.

Assemble the Salad

  • In a large bowl, add rinsed & drained chickpeas.

  • Add red onions and cucumbers.

  • Add tomatoes.

  • Now add corn. I used frozen corn, rinse and drain it.

  • Add red chili powder, chat masala, and salt.

  • 6, Add all the dressing.

  • 7, Mix well.

  • Add lime juice.

  • Add 10 papdis, broken.

  • Mix. Serve immediately to prevent the papdi from getting soggy. Serve with papdis around the serving bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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