Indian Roasted Corn on the Cob 10 Ways | Street Style Bhutta Recipe

Grilled Corn on the Cob or Bhutta Recipe Indian Style, presented in 10 different ways. Spicy, Tangy or Sweet Corn on the Cob Recipe Video.

Bhutta in rain is a delicacy. Period. Coal roasted corn on the cob smothered with spices and seasoning is almost as delightful as the rain itself. For me, it defines the flavor of monsoon!

Eating bhutta on a road side when it’s drizzling makes me go all mushy and nostalgic! I fall in love again. I agree I can’t forget my love for samosas but this one is special. It satiates my hunger for something warm, spicy and comforting. If you have not tried an Indian roasted corn on the cob yet, then you are missing something in life!

Come monsoon and the streets in India are lined with bhutta carts/vendors. The aroma of fresh roasted corn, on coal fire or open grill, is so enticing that you can’t walk past it without digging your teeth in the spiced corn. Street style butta or bhutta recipe are to die for. Every region in India have their special way of spicing up the grilled corn, the most common is salt and lemon. In the streets of Mumbai or Maharashtra, you will find vendors smothering the bhutta with mint coriander chutney or a spicy green chili chutney. I have tasted a lot of varieties and there is never enough, so here’s how to enjoy your bhutta this monsoon in 10 different ways.

Bhutta or grilled corn on the cob is also very nutritious and one of the best ways to consume corn. It’s a great source of fiber and complex carbs. Corn contains a good amount of Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and Vitamins. They also supply a good amount of antioxidants which are beneficial for eyes, skin and hair. It’s a vegetable most loved in my household. We love grilled corn on the cob and boiled bhutta.

How to grill bhutta at home?

  1. Clean the corn or bhutta by removing the corn husk and strings.
  2. Roast the corn or bhutta on a grill or open gas stove at medium high heat (see the video).
  3. Keep flipping every few seconds to roast the corn evenly, until sufficiently charred.
  4. Dip half a lemon in your favorite spice rub or salt and rub all over the grilled corn, squezing in between.

How to prepare boiled bhutta recipe? How to prepare corn on the cob in a pressure cooker?

  1. Divide corn on the cob into two or three pieces horizontally.
  2. Place them in a pressure cooker and fill water till all corn pieces are submerged.
  3. Add salt and herbs if you like (I often use lemon grass and garlic) and pressure cook for two whistles.
  4. Let the pressure die, open the cooker and serve hot.

Spicy, Tangy or Sweet Corn? How do you like your bhutta recipe? Wait, don’t answer yet! You are going to be spoiled for choice. Let’s welcome the Bhutta season with 10 different flavors to smear them with! Yes, you heard me! 10 Different flavor for grilled corn on the cob or bhutta recipe. Pick your favorite! Mine is “Thai Spiced Butter Corn” and “Spicy Peanut Butter Corn”

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Corn on the Cob 10 Different Ways | Popular Streetfood Bhutta

Grilled Corn on the Cob or Bhutta Recipe Indian Style, presented in 10 different ways. Spicy, Tangy or Sweet Corn on the Cob Recipe Video

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 Numbers
Author Nandita


For Thai Spiced Butter Corn

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon grass finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red chili paste*
  • 1 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Honey (or sugar)

For Tandoori Masala Corn

  • 2 tbsp Thick curd
  • 1 tsp Red chili paste*
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Rock Salt (or as per taste)
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander chopped

For Chocolate & Chilly Corn

  • 2 tbsp Chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Rock Salt (or as per taste)

For Smoky Lime & Jalapeno Butter Corn

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Jalapenos chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Coriander chopped

For Garlic & Herb Butter Corn

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Basil
  • 1 Pinch Garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste (optional since butter is salted)

For Spicy Peanut Butter Corn

  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • Very little water to maintain a good consistency

For Ghee Podi Corn

  • 1 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp Podi Masala

For Pesto & Cheese Corn

  • 2 tbsp Basil Pesto
  • 1/4 cup Cheese

For Hot Green chilly Corn

  • 1 tbsp Green chili paste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For Indian Chaat Corn

  • 1 tbsp Coriander Mint Chutney
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Tamarind Chutney
  • Rock Salt to sprinkle
  • Red chili powder to sprinkle
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle


  1. Pick your favorite flavor and mix ingredients under the flavor type. Apply on roasted corn and enjoy.

  2. For Red chili paste* - Shallow fry Fresh Red chili paste in some oil until the moisture evaporates. Let it cool. Store for use later

  3. For Tandoori Masala Corn, roast the corn once again after applying the paste for the charred tandoori taste.

  4. For Indian Chaat Corn, apply coriander mint chutney on roasted corn. Now drizzle sweet tamarind chutney on top. Sprinkle rock salt, red chili powder and chaat masala to taste.

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