This flavorful Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Mumbai! It’s grilled and brushed with a mixture of ghee and garam masala spice! A squeeze of lime adds a delicious brightness. A tasty summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast!

This flavorful Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Mumbai! It's grilled and brushed with a mixture of ghee and garam masala spice! A squeeze of lime adds a delicious brightness. A tasty summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast! #grilledcorn #masalacorn #indiancorn #streetcornWhatever you do be gentle with yourself. You don’t just live in this world or your home or your skin. You also live in someone’s eyes. ― Sanober Khan

Here’s a simple recipe for Indian Masala Street Corn I discovered while visiting Mumbai a couple of years back. There was a line to this particular vendor, which always piques my curiosity! I asked someone in line what all the hubbub was about and they proceeded to tell me in great detail why they loved this dish. So, of course, I had to try it!

Corn on the cob was grilled directly on hot grates until deeply charred. Then the corn was slathered with a mixture of ghee and Garam Masala. Traditionally the tartness comes from amchoor powder which is basically dried unripe mango, ground into a powder- but today I’m simply subbing lime juice. An easy swap!

Street vendors also sprinkle the buttered cobs with Masala Chaat, a crunchy, spicy, tangy, dried condiment that adheres well to the ghee. Feel free to add it or leave it off, either way, the Masala Grilled Corn is tasty!

grilling corn on the grill

While in India the first time, I had a few days at the end of my trip, to explore Mumbai on my own. It was such an adventure. Especially the food part! To me, being in a new city, just meandering and discovering, with no time constraints is heavenly.

I pretty much tried every type of street food I could find!  This is where I personally find inspiration and this is how I found the  Bombay Burritos called Frankies, one of my favorite recipes on the blog.

grilling corn all sides until deeply charred

Char the corn deeply! No need to cook it first, just place it dry, right on the grill. This will take about 15 minutes.

Garam Masala seasoned ghee for grilled corn on the cob- Indian style!

Make the Garam Masala infused Ghee. Then just lather it on and squeeze with lime. How easy is that?

This Masala Street Corn hails from India and is grilled and seasoned with ghee and garam masala spice! A simple easy summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast! #grilledcorn #masalacorn #indiancorn

Such a unique and tasty way to treat sweet summer corn. We love it and hope you do too! Tell us what you think in the comments below.

 

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This Indian Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Bombay. It's lathered with ghee and garam masala spice- a simple easy summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast! #grilledcorn #masalacorn #indiancorn

Indian Masala Street Corn

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: grilled, vegetable, side
  • Method: grilled
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Indian Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Bombay. It’s lathered with ghee and garam masala spice-a simple easy summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 46 corn on the cob, shucked
  • 1/4 cup ghee, or enough to coat
  • 23 teaspoons garam masala spice, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne or chili flakes (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a squeeze of lime juice (or add 1 teaspoon amchoor powder to the ghee)
  • Garnish with optional masala chaat, scallions or cilantro, lime zest or lime wedges

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Shuck corn. Grill corn dry, directly on grates over medium-high heat, until nicely charred on all sides, about 12 minutes.
  3. Mix garam masala and salt with the ghee (feel free to add chili flakes or cayenne for more spice and amchoor powder if using).
  4. Brush the Masala Ghee over charred corn. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Squeeze with lime juice and serve!
  6. Feel free to add any optional garnishes- scallions, lime wedges, cilantro, fresh chilies, masala chaat.

Notes

You can also cut the kernels off the charred corn and season with the ghee (perhaps go lighter here) garam masala, salt pepper and lime juice and serve this in a bowl.

You can also use this ghee-masala spice mix for sauteed frozen corn if you need a faster Indian side. A  little sauteed chopped onion would be nice here too. 😉 You get the idea.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cob
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 9.2 g
  • Sodium: 513.2 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.3 mg

Keywords: Grilled Corn, Street Corn, Masala Street Corn, Indian Street Corn,

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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