Broiled Corn On The Cob


As you walk along the roadside in India during the rainy season, this is a pretty common sight almost on every street…Street vendors with the piles of Bhutta (corn)  roasting it on the coal fire. Rub some spices and lime over it and serve it hot to their customers. I miss those days when my daddy uses to bring street side grilled Bhuttas every evening while coming back to home. It is an irresistible snack which I am sure everyone out there must have tried at least once and there must be some sweet memories attached to them. 🙂


What I really miss here is the smell of fresh Bhutta plucked from the farm and then roasted on a charcoal/grill, rubbed with some spices, salt, and lime. Luckily, stores here are now loaded with fresh, juicy and sweet corns…EXACTLY the kind of Corn I was looking for. What do you do when you want the taste of grilled corn and that brown color on your Bhutta? I got a solution for that…Broil them. This will give the perfect texture and taste…crispy outside and juicy inside.


This is an easy, quick and SUPERHIT snack for me and my husband. We both love it and enjoy it to the last bite. Every time when I make it there isn’t a single piece left from the corn. If you have not yet tried this then grab some sweet corn on the cob soon and try this recipe. You just need 4 Ingredients for that…Butter, Salt/ seasoning salt, red chili powder, and lime.

Serves 2


  • 2 Corn on the cob
  • Butter
  • ½ Tsp Salt/ seasoned salt/ Garlic salt
  • ½ Tsp red chili powder
  • Lime


Set the oven to broil. Wash and pat dry the corn on the cobs. Rub butter all over the corn on the cob. Sprinkle salt and red chili powder as required. Place the corn cobs on the aluminium/cookie sheet and place them in the heated oven. Broil for 8mins minutes from each side (approx 16-18min total) or until slightly brown on the tips. Remove from the oven, rub some lime and sprinkle salt and spices. Serve hot.



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