Monday, September 1, 2014

Corn on the Cob

My love for corn has always remain constant. And I have so many fond memories associated to it. As kids we used to have it every time they came in the market. But it was the grilled version. Later when I was in Pune, everyday, when we got back from work, as soon as we stepped out of the shuttle, there would be a lady vendor selling grilled corn. Our choices for snack would be either those grilled corn or vada pav or chaats. Then when I moved to Bangalore, again these corn appeared right outside our college, but in a different form - Boiled and seasoned with salt and pepper. I used to love that version too.

My father loves corn on the cob. He had mentioned it a couple of times when we were dining out. I so wanted to make it for him while he was here. Meena Kumar's post also reminded me to make it. But I don't know, I so got caught up with other stuff that I couldn't make it for him. Finally, during their last few days of stay with us, I made it a point that I would make it for him, for sure. Proactively, bought it but then everyday plans kept changing and ended up not making it. So when we made it after they left, I kept feeling guilty for not making it for him. Anyways, there is always a next time, unless the corn disappears from the universe. Well, that is one way of consoling myself for now.


  1. Two corns, peeled and rinsed with water thoroughly.
  2. Water - enough to have the corns covered in it
  3. 1 tbsp of melted salted butter
  4. Paparika or red chilly powder to taste
  5. 1 tsp of Lemon juice
  • In a pan, take water and corn. Heat it and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, turn the heat to medium high heat. Continue to cook untill the corns turn tender. You could check it by pricking it with a knife. It would take around 10-12 mins. Turn off the heat.
  • Remove the cooked corns on to a plate lined with paper towel. 
  • Once the excess water has been absorbed, remove it onto a serving plate. Brush it with melted butter. Sprinkle it with chilly powder and lemon juice. 
  • Serve hot with some sausage or baked chicken thighs paired with aerated drinks.
  1. If using unsalted butter, you may need to sprinkle some salt on the cooked corn.
  2. You could also use some ground black pepper, if you prefer to.
  3. You could either break the corn into small pieces or keep it the size it is. I prefer small pieces and hence broke them into smaller portions.


  1. Hard to resist to this corn on cob,my favourite anytime.

  2. Love the fresh corn pic. It looks like u clicked when its falling.
    If getting corn is the only thing u are guilty about next time when dad comes I can send u a truck load.Its corn field all over here :))
    Thankyou for linking back to my post so sweet of u Anupa.

  3. I too love corn on the cob! We always cook it in the pressure cooker, for around 3 whistles and switch off... it's been ages since I have made it...

  4. I usually grill it, never tried this method.. Will try it next time..

  5. i want this one now and here is full chill and raining too

  6. Corns hold a lot of memories for me too, mostly of school days :-) Love them any day. Great pics Anus

  7. Corn on cob adipoli. nalla click.

  8. Love ur pics so much dear.......... thanx for sharing a new method .......

  9. We lived in the same places in India =D I lived in Pune and then in bangalore too but to be honest I was very reluctant to try it from Pune from road vendors..enthanariyoo...athu vilkuna alkarude kai kanan oru vrithi undavilla :P but later on I tried..I love it and made it even last week from the fresh corn which we picked from pick your own farm :)

  10. my kids favourite. they can have it any time of the day. Keep in touch Anupa :)


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