Indian Style Corn on the Cob (Butta)

Butta is a popular monsoon street food.



  • 1 Corn
  • 1 Lime / Lemon Wedge
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Adjust to your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon Butter (optional)


  1. Remove the husk and silky strings from the corn until you can see corn kernels. Wash it well and dab with a cloth to dry
  2. Directly place the corn on the BBQ or over a medium flame on the stove. You can use a heatproof wire rack to place your corn over the heat.
  3. Keep turning it every 5-10 seconds until all the corn kernels have a slightly burnt look. You can roast it even more if you like the charcoal-like burnt flavor. Remove it on a serving plate
  4. Mix salt and chili powder. Take a lemon wedge, rub it in the chili salt mixture
  5. While the corn is still hot, rub some butter all over (optional) and squeeze the lemon all over it.
  6. Serve while still hot along with the spiced lemon.


Photos byAarti Monteiro

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