Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

Bowl of corn raita ~ corn salad with yogurt dressing

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Bowl of corn raita or corn salad with yogurt dressing

Corn raita is Indian version of corn salad in yogurt dressing. This is a quick, easy and under 15 minutes recipe. It makes a great side dish and a light snack as well.

Latest update August 2019
Update March 2018 – Corn raita post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018.

Corn is one of my favorite foods and like it in any form; boiled, grilled, pan roasted kernels, fried, in the form of fritters or corn garelu and in riata. Yes, you read it right, raita with corn!

Bowl of corn raita

Corn raita or corn salad is one of the signature recipes of my mother-in-law and she made it whenever she was in US. Until 15 years ago, sweetcorn was not as common in India as it is now and second, as far as I knew, frozen corn was not sold commercially. Hence, she always made it her in US. This is one of the yummiest corn salads I ever tasted. In fact, the first I tasted corn salad with yogurt dressing was when she made it during her first visit to US.

Corn raita or corn salad in a bowl

I never asked her how she came up with the recipe or who gave it to her. Unfortunately, I never even asked her for the recipe but saw her preparing it a few times. When I made it in my kitchen for the blog, it turned out good. Since yogurt is rich in protein, this recipe goes to Eat Healthy – Protein Rich Contest.

Serve corn raita with grilled chicken, meats or add it to barbecue menu. In fact, this is a great addition to a summer bbq party or any summer parties when corn is in abundance and yogurt is a coolant in hot weather. I prefer corn raita as a light snack anytime during the day.

Veggie patty on lettuce bed with corn salad on the side of the plate.

How to make Corn Salad

5 from 8 votes
Bowl of corn raita ~ corn salad with yogurt dressing
Corn Raita ~ Corn Salad in Yogurt Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Corn raita is side dish prepared with sweetcorn and yogurt.
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Servings: 3
Author: usha
  • 10 oz or 2 cups Frozen Sweet Corn
  • 3 small Green Chilies chopped (approx. 1 ½ tsp when chopped and adjust to taste)
  • 2 big fat Cloves of Garlic crushed (approx. 1 tbsp crushed)
  • ⅔ - ¾ tsp Salt or adjust to taste
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Powder (opt)
  • 1 cup Nonfat Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Fat Free Sour Cream (opt)
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  1. Cook frozen sweetcorn in a covered saucepan along with green chilies, crushed garlic, salt and some water (approximately ¼ cup).

  2. When corn is tender, uncover and cook until water evaporates.

  3. Let corn cool, add rest of the ingredients, including sour cream and mix well.

  4. Garnish with cilantro and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Serve as a side dish with grilled meats or as a light snack. In the above pictures, I served it as a side dish for a veggie burger patty on a bed of lettuce.

Recipe Notes
  • Options to Cook Corn - Take sweetcorn in a microwave safe bowl, mix green chilies, crushed garlic, salt and some water and microwave for 3-4 minutes until corn thaws and is tender.
  • If using low fat or whole milk, can skip sour cream.
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Bowl of corn raita or corn salad in yogurt dressing


16 thoughts on “Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

  1. Mom got this recipe from one of her neighbors who I think was from Karnataka. Good writing!

    ooh.. I didn’t know that…

  2. Hi This is my first visit to your blog, coincidentally we share the same name, I loved this recipe for corn salad,very unique and looks yummy….. will try it sometime for sure 🙂

    Yes we do share a common name… 😉 Let me know how the corn salad comes out…. Thanks for stopping by…:)

  3. 5 stars
    wow such a luscious and tempting salad with corn and yogurt. This is a very interesting recipe I would love to give it a try. Kudos to your Mil and her signature recipe rocks !! and her daughter in law had done justice with fantastic captures 🙂

  4. Oh wow the pictures are simply so stunning Usha..I have been drooling over these and had to force myself down!..I love that font colour you got the corn salad..very nice

  5. What a lovely salad this is Usha. Never thought corn can be used in a raita — but come to think of it, corn being so mild will probably blend well with yogurt. I will definitely try this some time soon.

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