After months-long heat and extreme temperature, finally some parts of India are experiencing rainfall. It has not only cooled the weather down, but is also making way for the monsoon season. Monsoon is almost here and we have multiple reasons to celebrate the season - one of which surely is the food. We get litchee, wax apple, jamun, sweet potato, corn etc that make their way to our everyday meal during the season. Amidst all, a special mention goes to corn, also referred to as bhutta in Hindi. Oven roasted corn, with lemon and salt sprinkled on it - bhutta defines indulgence. How we love biting into the sweet and crunchy corn; don't we?! But did you know, corn has much more to do than just being tasty? You heard us. Corn has several healthy nutrients and helps benefit our overall health.
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Bhutta For Weight Loss: Health Benefits Of Corn (Or Bhutta)
Corn is rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that helps boost digestion, further promoting gut health. Besides, the antioxidants help flush out toxins and refuel us with lost energy. These factors make corn an ideal ingredient to add to your weight loss diet.
Healthy Bhutta Recipes: Here're 5 Monsoon-Special Corn Recipes For You:
Considering this, we bring you some of our favourite corn recipes that are not only super healthy, but will not only make monsoon a delicious affair. Without further ado, let's look into the recipes.
1. Corn Poha:
A unique version of poha, this dish includes good amount of corn, tossed with tomatoes, onions, coriander, green chillies and some other spices. Just toss everything together and serve a delicious quick meal, in just no time. Click here for the recipe.
2. Chicken And Corn Soup:
This warm and delicious soup makes a perfect dish for the nippy monsoon season. It includes corn, chicken, onion, garlic and some other delicious ingredients that come together to make for a super delicious meal. Click here for the recipe.
3. Corn And Cauliflower Soup:
Another delicious soup recipe, it includes corn, cauliflower, garlic, onion, cashew nut paste, salt, sugar, black pepper and more. We suggest, try this recipe and relish. Click here for the recipe.
4. Corn Salad:
A super quick recipe, corn salad is easy to make and include corn, avocado, onion, tomato and more. All you need to do is toss the ingredients together and serve. Click here for the recipe.
5. Corn Chaat:
A desi-style salad, this chaat includes corn, sprouts, onion, tomato, coriander, cumin powder, salt, red chilli and more. It is light, flavourful and leaves a strong effect on your palate. Click here for the recipe.
Now that you have the recipe handy, we suggest, try the recipes for yourself and decide. Meanwhile, also remember, moderation is the key! Enjoy these corn-based dishes in limits and enjoy its taste and benefits to the fullest.
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