Do you love to have roasted corn on the cob? Did you ever try homemade roasted corn on the cob?
This is July and the rainy season has already started. Most people love that roasted or baked corn on the cob during this period. Many street food vendors usually sell such roasted corn during the rainy season. They lemon juice and some spices to make this truly delicious. Nothing can be better than spending leisure with a cup of tea & roasted corn during these days.
Small bites on corn on the cob and walking down the wet road when it is drizzling. This is like heavenly feeling. Though there are some variations in roasting & spices from seller to seller or places to places.
In Mumbai and some other western parts of the country, most people prefer boiled corn rather than directly roasted without boiling. In Mumbai, places like Bandra Bandstand, Carter road you may find a lot of roasted corn on the cob sellers but mostly those corns are boiled, that is why those are so soft and delicious. They usually add more spices, particularly chillies more than any other places across the country. Walking through the beach and enjoying roasted corn on the cob is always an awesome experience.Also read: Fresh corn salad, roasted pineapple pancakes, gotu kola mint juice, cucumber mint water
But in Northern Indian states or eastern Indian states, it is rarely boiled before roasting. I have even tried such corn at Keshavpuram, Rohini & Narela in Delhi. But in Delhi, it rains very rarely so you will get hardly a chance to enjoy corn during rain.
In Kolkata, nobody uses butter or oil to roast corn on the cob. So here in Kolkata, probably very few people actually tried corn roasted in butter. Did you?
Roasted corn on the cob recipe
- 2 pieces corn on the cob
- 2.5 tsp butter
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 tsp chaat masala, optional
- 1.5 tsp black salt, or as needed
- Clean & wash corn and boil it in a pressure cooker till 4-5 whistles
- Now add butter over the corns and roast it over the fire, roast all sides properly
- Then spread lemon juice, red chilli powder, chaat masala and black salt over the corn and serve hot