Cornflakes Chaat

It is challenging for every mother to meet the dietary requirements of highly active & energetic teens today. She needs to serve them 4 meals a day that satiates their hunger, nourish them adequately, and most importantly please their palate. Since it is almost near to impossible to prepare healthy hearty delicious meals four times a day, it is a good idea to prepare a dish that can be reused for the next meal. Now I have prepared yellow peas ragda (curry), served delicious cornflakes chaat as an evening snack, and serve the same ragda with chappathi or poori for dinner.

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Ragda for chaat and also for puri

How one dish can be used for two meals:

Similarly, the dough used for making banana bread for breakfast can also be used to make banana cupcakes in the evening, and the batter used for making pesarattu in the morning can be used for making paniyaram in the evening. Furthermore, we can use the sambar prepared for lunch as an accompaniment for idli or dosa & mor-kulambu for adai at the night.

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One dish for 2 meals

Indian Chaat

Chaat is the most popular street food enjoyed by people of all ages, and hence we can easily find small eateries or fast food joints in every nook & corner. It is a savory snack typically made by mixing a long list of ingredients of varied textures & flavors like pav (bread), puri (deep-fried bread), patties, ragda (curry), spice powders, chutney (sauce), sev (crunchy noodles), fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.

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Cornflakes chaat

Since chaat recipe requires a comprehensive list of ingredients, people generally prefer to pay a visit to such an eatery rather than making it at home. Nevertheless, I like to prepare chaat at home for 2 reasons: 1) I can make delicious & nutritious chaat by cutting down unnecessary carbs, fats & sugar or replacing them with wholesome ingredients; 2) I can re-use the same curry (ragda) for my next meal also.

Cornflakes Chaat:

Here I have prepared nutritious cornflakes chaat using yellow peas curry, tamarind-dates chutney & mint chutney, replacing deep-fried puri with cornflakes, and garnishing with homemade sev, pomegranate arils, finely chopped apple, onion & coriander leaves. First, let us look into the recipe for yellow peas ragda.

Yellow peas ragda recipe:

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Cooked yellow peas1 cup
Pureed yellow peas1/4 cup
Onion 1
Garlic3 pods
Red chilli powder2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds powder1/4 tsp
Kitchen King masala1/2 tsp
Pav-bhaji masala1/2 tsp
Oil1 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
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Ragda ingredients

How to prepare ragda:

  • Chop the onion, tomatoes, ginger & garlic roughly.
  • Microwave them for 5 minutes after sprinkling some water.
  • Blitz them until smooth.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan with oil on low flame.
  • Add cumin seeds followed by red chilli powder, turmeric powder & cumin seeds powder.
  • Saute for few seconds.
  • Pour onion tomato mixture followed by pureed peas and stir in to combine.
  • Now add cooked peas & pour required water in to the pan and bring it to a boil in high flame.
  • Add salt & spice powders and mix well.
  • Leave the curry simmering until plating.
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Ragda recipe


  • We can use any other legume namely black eyed peas (karamani), rajma beans, lima beans (mochai), green peas, butter beans, etc. in place of yellow peas.
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Legumes used for making ragda
  • I have also prepared ragda using chickpeas (channa). We can serve channa ragda with pav bread as below or serve bread-channa for breakfast along with toasted bread.
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Pav bread served with chickpeas ragda
  • We can also replace yellow peas with mixed vegetables and pureed yellow peas with mashed potato.
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Substitutes for yellow peas & pureed peas
  • Here I have not added chaat masala into this ragda (but I sprinkled some chaat masala while garnishing the chaat) as I wanted to use this curry for my dinner also.

Cornflakes Chaat Recipe

Now let us assemble all the ingredients below and serve delicious cornflakes chaat.


Hot ragda
Corn flakes
Sev (oma podi)
Dates-tamarind chutney
Mint chutney
Chaat masala
Finely chopped apple, onion, & coriander leaves
Pomegranate arils
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Cornflakes chaat ingredients

How to serve corn flakes chaat:

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How to serve corn flakes chaat


I prefer to add sweet & sour flavors, crunchy texture, and vibrant colors in here, so I like to choose the ingredients accordingly. We can also garnish this chaat with several other ingredients like grated carrot, diced cucumber, chopped tomato, grated raw mango, diced mango fruit, finely chopped guava (koyya pazham), puffed rice (pori), rice flakes (poha or aval), roasted almonds, fried peanuts (or masala peanuts), boiled green peas, etc.

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  1. Hi Megala,

    I love your idea to use cornflakes. How creative. I made chaat with goldfish crackers and that was fun too. Love your website! Alonna

  2. My younger son loves chaat preparations. Thank you for the curry and chaat recipe. It will be ideal for this rainy season and I can prepare this at home.

    1. Yes, I used cornflakes mainly for adding the crunchy texture in here. πŸ™‚
      Thank you!

  3. I am thinking about masala. There are so many different kinds of masala. I can find some at stores, but I am not sure which one should be the right one~ ^^
    This dish is nice! I feel that it could go with rice as well ~ ^^

    1. Yes, I do agree that it is difficult to identify the right masala when the specific brand of masala is not available.
      This curry goes well with naan bread, flatbread or any kind of breads, but if you like to pair it with rice, you can use your regular curry powder itself.
      It is so nice to find you showing interests to try my recipes. πŸ™‚ Thanks a million, Lady Oscar!

      1. Thank you! I do find naan bread here! So I will use bread to go with the Chaat dish!
        Your recipes are full of compassion and loving kindness. I feel your sincere thoughts and heart while you sharing them~
        Thank you, Megala!

  4. I’m a huge fan of chaats especially Indian…I can have them anytime of a day?
    Love every Chaat u shared? and I never tried cornflakes Chaat and it’s such a nice idea? definitely try it out as I always have cornflakes at home? thanks for sharing?

    1. Yes, I would like to make delicious chaat with easily available ingredients without compromising the taste, and I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much.

  5. (EN) Thanks Megala.?So tasty recipe and I’d like to try it. Did you mean pudina as mint chutney?
    (IT) Grazie Megala.?Ricetta così gustosa e mi piacerebbe provarla. Intendevi il pudina come chutney alla menta?

    1. Yes, it is a pudina chutney, and I’m sure you will like this chaat. πŸ™‚
      Thanks much, Forthemo!

  6. Perfect for the rainy season, Megala and I will try this at home. On Sunday it will be awesome to eat with nice and hot tea. Thanks so much dear for all your great recipes.

  7. Agree with you Megala what you wrote.. moms have to come up with so many different ideas to make meals exciting for kids.. loved your all your ideas and corn flakes chaat look so yumm with tempting Ragda!!

    1. Nowadays my son has been pulling my legs that I am cooking for this blog, not for him. πŸ™‚
      Thanks much, Tracey, for reading & commenting.

    1. I’m truly blessed to have you as my friend.? Thanks a ton for your constant support and kind appreciation. ?

  8. ? I too do this many times Megala. Will surely try this.
    Will share one of my healthy Pani puri recipe. A mix of grated carrot, onion, sprouted moong, pomegranate, tomatoes, corriander leaves ( choice of veggies is upto you) Add them into the puri with a spoonful of whisked spicy yoghurt and imli chutney. Believe me it tastes yum!

    1. I ‘m a huge fan of chaat foods, your recipe sounds absolutely delicious, and I will surely enjoy the lip- smacking combo of dahi & imli. ? Thank you so much for sharing such an easy healthy tasty recipe.?

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