Chaat but healthy. Misnomer? Not at all. This is a very quick, easy and healthy chaat that can be prepared by anyone in the family :). This is one of the chaat’s where you can get very creative. Corn chaat is very handy if you have sweet corn at home and you can whip up a tasty snack on a very short notice. Surely this is kids favorite snack! Here is the recipe to Simple spicy Sweet Corn chat or Masala Corn.
Churumuri is the one of the popular roadside chats. Very easy to make! This recipe is one the varieties I use to eat. When ever we goto our Dr.Alikhan’s clinic or passing through Agrahara Circle, Mysore! we used to eat the Churumuri there at the Agrahara circle. There they use raw green chilli with a touch of garlic.I never knew it was garlic. I always used to wonder about this unique taste, because at our home my mother never used garlic, never brought home the garlic! Whenever we prepared the green churumuri at home, never used to get that street vendor churumuri taste, I even tried by adding the pudina/mint leaves no, not that taste. After coming to America, for medicinal benefits I started using this Garlic, one day while making this khara/green chutney for churumuri I added one clove of garlic, voila! I got the same taste!
That was the trade secret :)
When it comes to churumuri, there is one particular vendor I think of, back when I was brought up in Mysore. There was a small shop popularly called Bhattara Angadi(shop) in Saraswathipuram 1st main road. Every evening, there used to be a big crowd that gathered in front of his small shop to savor the churumuri. In fact, people used to come from far away places just to eat his churumuri.
I remember, one rupee would get enough enough churumuri for 4 to 5 people.. 25 paise/1 pack! Hm… it was just mouthwatering. It had a very unique taste that was very different compared to the other street vendors! Here I am trying to replicate that taste and satisfy my taste buds with the imagination of the churumuri I used to eat!
In our last recipe we learned “how to sprout the Mung Beans“ . Here we have easy salad with the sprouted mung and other seasonal vegetables and fruit. This is a great addition to a low fat, vegan dinner with great protein and fiber content.
In our farmers market I do see lots of Pomegranate, so I decided to use that along with carrot, cucumber. You can also add colorful Bell Peppers, guava, apples or any fruits available in that season.
To know the benefits of sprouts please read the article by Dr.Shivashankar Sprouts – Panacea for many ills.