Unique Experience only in India
Known as 'bhutta'
or 'Makkaai' in Hindi, corn is a summer time favorite. "Bhuttawallah's"
or the corn vendor in India goes around the streets of Mumbai with his
wooden cart stocked high with fresh bhuttas. He has a coal stove atop
the wooden cart.
The smell of
the fresh roasted corns is so enticing that people start gathering at
his cart picking and choosing the corn that they would like the
"bhuttawallah" to roast for them. One has to open the husks
and poke a few of the kernels, digging your sharp nails to see how
fresh the corn is.
Within 3 to 4
minutes with the perfect roasting technique your corn on the cob is
ready. Now comes the "zesty part". With a freshly cut piece
of lime, the bhuttawalla will dip the open end of the lime into a
mixture of red chili powder and salt and then artfully massaged the
length of the cob, leaving trails of hot and sour flavor all over the
Here is the
- 4 Corn on
- 3/4 th
teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 Lime cut
Mix the salt
and chili powder and set aside on a small plate. On a gas burner or
hot grill, turn the heat to high. Take one corn on the cob and hold it
an inch above the burner. Roast while turning all the time. Within 3
to 4 minutes you will hear a popping sound. Keep turning the
corn on the cob cob over until the kernels acquire a brownish black
With a freshly
cut piece of lime, dip the open end of the lime into the mixture
of red chili powder and salt and then massage the length of the cob
with the lime, salt and red chili. This will leave trails of hot and
sour flavor all over the kernels. Eat or Serve immediately.