Come monsoons and our cravings reach an all-time high. One of our most favourite ways of spend a rainy evening is by digging into a hot and delectable bhutta. Bhutta or roasted corn cob is a monsoon staple in India, so much so that you can even hear some foodies refer to monsoons as 'the bhutta-wala season' or the season of corn cobs. Sure, there is no dearth of monsoon special offerings. We agree that masala chai and pakodas define monsoons in Bollywood, but you have to agree that corn has a special fan-base in the country that sees a peculiar upsurge during monsoons. Many of us may know that corns are used in making a lot of daily use products like cornmeal, corn flakes, corn flour, corn syrup, and corn oil, but you would be surprised to know that you can make a bevy of dishes with corns. Boiled corns can be sneaked inside sandwiches or burritos, tossed up in salads, used as a topping for pizza. If you do not like certain vegetables, you can throw in some corn kernels to spruce up the dish too!
Corns are bursting with a number of health benefits. Corn kernels have a decent amount of lutein and zeaxanthin that help promote healthy vision. It is packed with a range of healthy anti-oxidants that help boost heart health. Sweet corns are a good source of folate, vitamin B6, niacin and potassium too. Additionally, you can include the sweet corn in your weight diet too. But be very careful. Corn kernels are slightly high on carbs, so if you are on a low-carb diet, you may want to consult an expert before loading up on corns. It needs to be understood that most of the carbs found in sweet corns are of the 'good' kind. They do not metabolise so soon and leave you hungry again. Sweet corns make for a decent source fibre and protein. Both fibre and protein takes a while to digest. Due to which you feel full and stay away from bingeing. If you eat in moderate quantities, you are much likely to lose weight faster.
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Low-Calorie Snack Recipe
In this recipe of mixed corn and sprouts chaat, the chef has used the monsoon favourite and mixed it up with high protein dal sprouts. This low-calorie and high protein snack is ideal for people who are craving taste but do not want to hamper their diet. This monsoon, ditch your dahi bhallas and papdi chaat with something healthy. Try this chaat recipe at home and let us know how you liked it.