January 18, 2013

Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder recipe - boiled bhutta recipe - how to boil corn on the cob

Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder recipe - Boiling  corn on the cob or bhutta directly in water or pressure cook them is the easiest way to prepare corn for eating. Grilling is another method to prepare corn, but I prefer boiling it in the salt water and then rub it with lime, salt and chilly powder.  But you can  also apply butter or cheese over it. It can be prepared easily at home only with two steps. If you prefer to roast the corn, just place it directly on stove flame and with the help of tongs, rotate it to roast evenly. 

corn on the cob in a serving plate
Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder recipe

Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2

2 Corn on the cob
1/4th tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Fresh lemon cut in half


Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder 
  • In a  vessel, boil four glasses of water, add corn on the cobs and a generous pinch of salt. Cook covered for  10 minutes. Remove the cooked corn on the cobs from the hot water with tongs. Allow it to cool.
  • Mix salt and  chilly powder together in a bowl.  Take a lemon cut in half.  Dip the lemon in salt and chilly mixture. Rub the lemon over the corn on the cobs.Eat and enjoy.
corn on the cob ready to serve
  • Always pick fresh corn on the cob which has bright leafy green husks  with young and tender kernels. 
  • Look at the end of the stem, if it is moist and clean, the corn  is fresh. If it is dry and light brown, the corn  on the cob is old.
  • If you want  to store the corn on the cob  for 2-3 days, put them in the refrigerator in an open bag.


  1. Very nostalgic recipe... Love this!

  2. We always love corn like this..yummy guilt free filling snack,Vidya:)
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  3. In our childhood, we always had corn like same way. Thinking of those days now.....

    today's recipe:

  4. Filling snack..yum

  5. will do corn like this. Love boiled one.

  6. Healthy.
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  7. Just drooling over the pics ...looks yum

  8. Love to have this guilt free snack any time of the day

  9. I rarely miss these on the streets, have to have at least one, its healthy and tasty!

  10. I do this with grilled corn, love this..

  11. Never get bored of this corn,love it.

  12. Love spicy and tangy corn .Thanks for your comments.

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  13. Hi Vidya, I love corn. Thanks for sharing your spicy corn.

    Have a great day ahead.

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  15. I once even tried boiling corn for sn hour... but it doesnt goes as soft as those guys who use to sell in front of school..


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