Kenya Masala Butter for Corn on the Cob

Preparation info

  • Makes enough for

    8 to 12

    ears of corn.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

After the crescendo of heat and humidity, the monsoon comes to Bombay with a drumroll of thunder and a downpour that makes people shout and cheer in the streets. The monsoon also brings its own smells—wet earth, wildly happy plants, and everywhere in the air, the smell of corn on the cob roasting over portable charcoal stoves. As in Mexico, the usual accompaniments are salt, powdered chile, and lime.

Good corn in season needs very little embellishment, but when embellishment is call