AHH welcome to my version of Indian street style grilled corn on the cob.
One of the perks of growing up in India was definitely the abundance of utterly delicious street food. My mom used to give us pocket money every week and I would spend it all on yummy street food. The type of food stalls would vary depending on the season.
One on my all the time favorite seasons in India is and always will be the monsoon. The monsoon would create magic turning all trees a vivid vibrant green, provide a much-needed break from the harsh Indian summer and bring in many delicious treats. My absolute favorite treat “Bhutta” also known as corn. I would get out of school and right outside would be the Bhuttawalla (man selling corn). He would be fanning his little make shift charcoal fire and placing fresh corn on the cob, roasting till the corn was nicely charred and the sprinkling it with salt, spices, and lemon or lime.
Mmmm, literally my mouth is salivating as I think about those perfectly grilled corn on the cob.
It has been years since I have experienced monsoon in India and since I have had corn from the “Bhuttawalla”. So, I started making my own version of the Indian street style grilled corn on the cob at
home. This dish is absolutely simple to make, requires only 4 ingredients, and takes about 10 minutes.
As fresh corn is abundant, this is a perfect time to make grilled corn on the cob. Grilling the corn right over the flames of your gas stove top gives the corn a lovely smoky charred flavor. The spice blend used on the corn typically vary from one Bhuttawalla to another. But in my version, I have kept it simple to just chili powder, salt, and lime. The chili powder adds a nice heat to the fresh sweet corn and the lime and salt add a lovely tangy salty taste making this dish the perfect summer side dish.