Indian Masala Corn Chaat (theatre style)

Indian Masala Corn Chaat (theatre style)

Indian Masala Corn Chaat that resembles the street corn sold in Indian movie theaters. This Masala Corn is make by tossing sauteed veggies and corn in plenty of spices!

Masala Corn in a cup is a really popular snack in India that I used to love when I lived there. I would after come across street vendors or movie theaters that served masala corn in this specific way. Since it’s street food, it’s very quick to make! Corn chaat is not only super simple to make, but also healthy! This pairs beautifully with some chai and biscuits on a rainy day.


Chaat is a mixture of unique flavors and textures that is a popular Indian Street food. Most popularly, chaat is made with some sort of puri or fried ingredients, This Masala Corn Chaat is a little different from the traditional chaats in that there are no chutneys and vegetables are the main ingredient. The only thing that all chaats have in common is that they’re all BURSTING with flavor. Actually, scratch that. There is another thing that these chaats have in common: it’s impossible to not like them. The blend of flavors creates a perfect medley which is what makes chaats so special.


The best part about this recipe is that it will take you less than 5 minutes to make! It’s also incredibly simple to make, even for beginners in the kitchen. Minimal time put in with great results, isn’t that everyone’s dream?


Chances are most of these ingredients are already in your pantry and refrigerator. For the corn you can use fresh or frozen corn kernels. I usually use frozen corn to make my life easier! This only makes the recipe easier to make! All you need is:

  • Olive Oil
  • Sweet Corn Kernels
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Chaat Masala
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin Powder
  • Salt
  • Cilantro

The answer is yes, you CAN make this in the microwave! For those of you in college, craving some home comfort this is easy to make in the microwave, this is the perfect solution. Just microwave the frozen corn kernels and skip the oil. Then toss in your other ingredients and feel free to leave out the chopped onion. It won’t be AS delicious, but close enough!


What’s my favorite thing to do during the summer? Throw a chaat party! A variety of tangy, sweet, and spicy chaat will be the perfect way to start off the summer and your friends will beg you for more. Experiment with your ingredients and make delicious combos that you’ve never tried before. For starters, try this Corn Chaat with my Samosa Chaat Phyllo Cups and Black Eyed Peas Protein Chaat!

Here’s an idea for a party, gather ingredients for a variety of different chaats and compete with your friends to see who can put together the best chaat! Hint: you should cheat and use this recipe so you can win.

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Indian Masala Corn Chaat (theatre style)

  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2


Indian Masala Corn Chaat that resembles the street corn sold in Indian movie theaters. This Masala Corn is make by tossing sauteed veggies and corn in plenty of spices!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups corn kernels, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/21 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • Handful of Cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the chopped red onion and saute until they become soft. Add in the corn kernels and saute for 2-3 minutes. Then, add in the chopper bell pepper and saute. Saute 1-2 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and add in the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and enjoy!
  3. Be sure to tag me @eatsbyramya on Instagram to be featured!!
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Cuisine: Indian Recipes

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  1. Noor Osto says:

    I made these remembering how good they taste at the street vendors back home and omg it tasted so good! I might have mad it a little too spicy but it still tasted great with a little yogurt. Everyone in my family loved this as a afternoon snack.

  2. I really did not think I was going to be a fan of this because I am not a big pepper fan but I wanted to try it anyways to be healthy and it was so good!! Def recommended! So easy and delicious 🙂

    1. glad you ended up liking it!!