Streetside vendors frantically fan their cart-top coal fires, gently roasting the corn cobs while people line up to buy this popular snack in India. Each vendor has his own secret spice rub which he then applies generously to the corn. Most of these include lime juice, salt and chilli powder. Make some in your home for a quick, nutritious and tasty snack.
- 4 cobs of corn with small bits of stem left attached - the kernels must not be too soft
- 1 lime cut into quarters
- 2 tsps salt
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- Mix the salt and red chilli powder well and keep aside in a plate.
- Spicy Roasted Corn on the Cob tastes best when the corn is roasted on an open coal fire but you can also roast/ grill the corn on your stovetop on a medium, open flame.
- If roasting on a coal fire, burn the coal till it is red hot. Roast the corn on it till done.
- Dip a lemon wedge in the salt and chilli powder mix and then rub all over the surface of the corn cob till well coated.
- Eat while still warm.