Corn Chevda (Makai no Chevdo)

If you’re in the mood for something savory, spicy (or not), satisfying and quick, look no further. Try this delicious Makai no Chevdo recipe (Corn Chevda) as a quick snack or lunch idea. Don’t let the name “Chevda” fool you. This is no dry namkeen tea time snack made from corn flakes. It is a creamy and yummy meal.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2


Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilies – 1 to 2
Curry Leaves – few
Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
Green Chilies – to taste, chopped
Frozen Corn – 12 oz (2 cups), defrosted and roughly food processed or crushed
Salt – to taste
Milk – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 tsp
Lemon/Lime Juice – to taste
Cilantro (Coriander) – 5 sprigs, chopped
Shredded Coconut – 1 to 2 Tbsp


1. Heat Oil in medium non-stick pan.
2. Add Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop.
3. Add Dry Red Chilies, Curry Leaves, Asafoetida, Green Chilies, Corn and mix.
4. Add Salt, Sugar and Milk. Mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in between to prevent sticking.
5. Uncover and cook until most of the the liquid evaporates (2-3 minutes).
6. Switch off stove and add Lemon/Lime Juice and mix.
7. Garnish with Cilantro and Shredded Coconut and serve hot.

Tip: To make it “chaat” like, try topping it with chopped onions and sev.

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0 thoughts on “Corn Chevda (Makai no Chevdo)

  1. Hi guys
    Tried this recipe when I was really craving a quick snack. And also tweaked it a little bit by adding half a teaspoon of chilly powder and grating some parmesan cheese on it at the end to make it a little bit more creamy. Thanks both of you for posting these amazing recipes with everyday ingredients that we almost always have at home. Keep up the good work.

  2. Hey Guys!

    Hi my name is Pankhuri, and I’m 17 years old.

    I made this for my parents with their evening tea and it was a instant hit! Next thing I know, I’m making it for a party of 30, and they all loved it!

    Thanks So Much!
    And please continue to put up more vegetarian recipes!

  3. am a big fan of u guys n have tried quite a few of ur recipes at home n have worked out really really well, so thank you for that!! 🙂

    but makai no chevdo is something thats one of my favorites i would like you to try a few modifications from ur recipe.. this is how my mom makes it and its amazing amazing amazing (cant say it enough no. of times!) and simpler..

    1. she crushes half of the boiled corn and keeps the rest whole

    2. no milk/ cream <well, this recipe is for the ones who like it crispy n tangy rather than khichdi-like or sweet)

    3. add thin Sev

    here's how:

    heat oil in a pan.. add mustard seeds n allow popping .. add only a 2-3 curry leaves (i dont put any in mine) .. then add green chilli- ginger paste.. add the mashed corn, mix.. add the whole corn, mix.. add salt, sugar, lemon.. allow a couple of mins to cook n turn off the stove.. add sev (i add lots of it!).. garnish wid our favorite lil grean leaves, coriander.. and server hot n crisp.. (i suggest u add sev only before serving or else it loses the crisp..)

    now i m not a person who uses measurements while cooking.. everything's "to taste" for me.. but im sure u can figure that out..

    hope you like it.. =)

  4. Hi Hetal and Anuja

    I tried this recipe. Came out good … But … the corn that I used was tinned and its always a bit sweeter .. infact even the fresh corns that are available here are sweet corns … so I didn’t add the sugar as mentioned… and yet it was more “sweetish” inspite of adding more spice… is that how its supposed to be????

    But anyways thanks for an easy and quick recipe …

  5. Hi Hetal,Anuja
    I am fan of youres I love your recipe and not only me my 5 yesar old son also love to see your show. Just want to say God bless your friendship. All the very best for your show.

  6. Hi Hetal & Anuja

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. A delicious gujju snack :)) although I have made it several times i like to see your videos to see if you have any interesting variation. Sometimes we make Pakoda from leftover Chevda. Just add some plain flour and deep fry it.It’s perfect for tea time snack.

  7. hey I call this recipe as “makai ni Khichdi” instead of “Makai no Chevdo”!!!Whatever the name it tastes yummm!!!

  8. This dish is very nice, I am glad that you are making some quick dishes, as most of us are working but like home made food. Thank You

  9. hi anuja and hetal
    both of you look beautiful and u r doing good job for us.u didn’t participate in master chef in India.
    this was very nice recipe to eat i heard about this recipe first time but its taste good is this gujrati recipe? when u said makai no chivado i thought corn flakes but its not i like it.keep it up and can u pls show some pomfret and mutton recipe.

    1. Hi Aditi,

      No, we did not participate in Master Chef (we’re pretty sure the contestants probably have to be residents of India). Yes, this is a Gujarati recipe. We will put some fish/mutton recipes on our to-do list. Thanks!

  10. You are adding milk and lemom juice. Generally I have not heard any dish with both of them, unless you want to separate the milk solids. I make the same without milk. Anyway, I will try adding milk next time and see how it comes out.

  11. While this is a quick version of making this dish, the traditional way of making is to grate fresh corn and believe me if you make this in the peak of corn season – summer with fresh corn, you will taste ALL the difference.

  12. Hi Anuja and Hetal,
    Wow, I love corn but needed a better way of making it.(mine tastes too bland) Thanks so much! I will be trying this soon!!!

  13. Hello Hetal and Anuja,

    Good job !!! You guys rock !!!
    Please dont mind but we would like to see you both in new “Avatar”(new hair cut/hairstyle,Indian costumes sometimes) too.I wonder when I do see other international cooking websites.They present themselves in really attractive ways.Since you guys represent our INDIA,please add a pinch of spice in presenting way too.
    Thank you very much in advance,
    Pratt 🙂
    Note: Please dont mind, This is just a request.

    1. They’re working Moms…I think what they wear and the fact that they already provide us with such great tips and recipes is enough.

      No need ladies, you look great and you ensure we all have great new recipes to try.

    2. Like really???? They are not some public properties!!!

      I believe a person’s personality is with what they do, not by the scale/measure you just put up in your comments!!!
      By the way, I would recommend you please see a bunch of videos they have any it might add a pinch of better judgement or revoke of your attitude!!

      Enjoy your Cooking!!!

  14. wow, such an easy recipe. Surely gonna try it. You girls are doing a fantastic job!Your website is really unique. Logging on to it everyday! Keep it up. Hoping to see more and more new recipes 🙂

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