Indian-Style Grilled Corn Recipe

This impossibly simple, traditional preparation makes gnawing on summer’s favorite grilled corn side dish a transcendent experience. BTW, citrusy amchoor powder, made from unripe green mangoes, is available at Indian markets and on Amazon.

Indian-Style Grilled Corn Recipe

Servings 8
Calories 187 kcal
Author Troy MacLarty


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmir chile powder, or 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon amchoor (find it here)
  • 8 ears corn, husked
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces/1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 limes, each cut into 8 wedges


  1. Preheat the grill on medium-high. In a dry, small saucepan over medium heat, toast the cumin just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Immediately transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind to a coarse powder, then transfer to a bowl and add the salt, Kashmir chile, and amchoor.
  2. Grill the corn over medium-high heat until tender and blackened in spots. Roll the corn in butter and sprinkle with the salt mixture. Serve with lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Indian-Style Grilled Corn Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 888mg39%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography John Valls

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