October 3, 2011

Corn Choliya Bhel

One of the simplest snacks I have put together is today's post - Corn Choliya Bhel. Totally oil free, filling and proteinicious - and is a total hit with kiddo too !! This was lying in my drafts for a long time as I was thinking this is not worth a post at all. Until last week, when I got talking to one of my friends on oil free snacks that she could send to kiddo at school. And the brainwave was to post it.. 

Gave her the recipe, and she totally loved it ! For those who are still wondering what Choliya means, its nothing but green Garbanzo beans. I loved this dish a lot coz I also got to use my homemade Green Chutney with this and it was a super hit. You can play around with the ingredients quite a lot, but I chose this to be a little less spicy as kiddo was having this. You could also make this as a quick fix when you are back from the gym, and its totally guilt free. Let's get on to the recipe now ! 
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1) If you do not have baked choliya, soak and boil the beans till soft with a pinch of salt. Drain well and add.
2) If you are using Lemon Bhel (which is available in most parts of India now), dont add the lemon juice again to the dish.

Prep time : 10 mins. No cook time. Serves : 2

Ingredients :

  • Murmura / puffed rice - 3 cups
  • American corn shelled - 1/2 cup
  • Baked Cholia - 1 cup
  • Nylon sev - 1/4 cup
  • Green Chutney - 1 tsp
  • Onions finely diced- 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice - a dash
  • Green chillies - 1/2 (opt)
  • Green coriander and mint leaves - few
  • Chaat Masala - a dash
  • Sweet chutney / Jaggery - a pinch

Optional veggies you can add : Deseeded & diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, boiled peas, cubed and boiled potato, diced capsicum, sprouted moong

1) Boil the American corn for 2 whistles or microwave with a pinch of salt for 10 mins. 
2) Add all the ingredients except murmura and nylon sev and mix well. Add murumura just before serving and give it a nice toss. 
3) Top with nylon sev and serve immediately.


  1. Healthy n yummy ....kids delight for sure

  2. Wow wat a healthy and delicious bhel,love that corn touch..

  3. Delicious recipe...corn idea looks interesting.

  4. This surely looks delicious and healthy.

  5. Delicious and healthy Corn Choliya Bhel !! Too gud Idea !!

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  6. Yummy.......I love bhel so much , I can have it anytime, this looks so healthy with the addition of corn.

  7. Bhel is always perfect for timepass...I love it. Nice to know you and happy to follow you. Visit my space when you get time.


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  9. looks yummy... nice and healthy... Happy to follow you.. do visit my space sometime..

  10. Healthy and tasty treat .. Kalyani.

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  11. It caught my eye,when you said 'proteinicious'!:-) With so many websites and blogs giving recipes that are laden with calories,or rather ingredients like butter,sugar and cream,this comes across as a refreshing break.Thank you so much for sharing,I am a fan of healthy recipes!:-)

  12. Thanks for yet another colorful entry Kalyani. It is easy to put together and sounds damn tasty. :)

  13. While I love to use corn for the bhel I make, have not tried roasted choliya and carrot.. healthy and tasty bhel.


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