Masala Bhutta (Spicy Corn On The Cob)

Masala Bhutta (Spicy Corn On The Cob)

While the British weather may be nothing like the simmering Indian summer, I like to remain optimistic- you never know! There's nothing more synonymous with sunshine and summer than a barbecue. Today's recipe is one that can be made on a grill; in the garden or in the oven!

Servings: enough marinade for 3 corns
Prep+cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 3-4 fresh ears of sweetcorn
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large lime or lemon, halved
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil 
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste 

1) Remove leaves and unwanted hairs; wash corn and leave to one side
2) In a pan of hot water, boil the corn for up to 10 minutes. This is an optional step but reduces the time corn spends on a grill (and avoids burning to a crisp!)
3) In a bowl, mix the mustard oil with the spices. Squeeze the lime juice in and use the rind as a brush. 
4) Brush the boiled sweetcorn with the spicy oil before placing on the barbecue or oven grill for 5 minutes, rotating occasionally.