Thursday, 17 May 2012

Barbecued Masala Corn on the Cob

Barbecued Masala Corn on the Cob

Now I'm nostalgically recalling the other evening when we basked in the warm sunshine and enjoyed the butterflies fluttering about the flowers.  This morning we're right back to snow, so all I can do is remember the sweetness from the other night.  That was when we made the delish fish, and this corn was one of the side dishes.  Barbecued fresh corn is always crazy easy.  I went light on the spices and garlic, because you- know- who had a singing performance, and he doesn’t like to knock his singing colleagues out with his breath.  If I could have, I would have upped the garlic and chillies by a lot!

2 tablespoons mustard oil
1 tablespoon ghee
1 teaspoon chunky chat masala (purchased in a box)
½ teaspoon powdered jaggery
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste
2 fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garam masala

Peeled and wiped cobs of corn
lemon wedges

Mix the jaggery, garlic, salt, spices and oils, and microwave for about a minute, just to tame the garlic a bit, but you don't need to!  Peel the corn, and wipe it free of the cornsilk.  Using your hands, rub the oily masala mixture into the corn.  (Use leftover masala to baste other vegetables, such as potato slices or asparagus.)  Put corn cobs on the barbecue at medium high for about ten minutes, turning once.  When they’re golden and caramelized, and the kernels feel soft, take them off the heat and drizzle with a bit of lemon juice.  These were quite mild, as the masala doesn’t get a chance to really dig into the corn.  If you’re like me, and you want your ears blown off with every bite, double the spices and rub the mixture into the corn several hours before hand.  That should do the trick.  Otherwise, enjoy this mild and easy recipe for roasting masala corn.
Meanwhile, I have to race outside to take pots of shivering flowers back into my little greenhouse!
Poor babies.  After this weekend they should all be able to return outdoors and stay there!
There's chillies and fenugreek in here somewhere...


  1. I Love Barbecued Corn.. Masala mix seems very delicious!! And wow is that little garden yours?? Hope they are fine in that icy cold weather :)

  2. Hi Divya, thanks for visiting. Those plant babies are in my greenhouse. They can't go outside for the summer till the nights are at least 10 C, and we have threats of 0 C for Thursday and Friday nights. Some of the tougher babies are outside now, but I'll cover them on the frosty nights.