July 3, 2015

Coriander Butter Lemony Corn | Hostel - Dormitory Treats | #MonsoonMojo

Staying in a hostel or a dorm has its own advantages and demerits too – you stay away from naggy moms,busy dads and naggy siblings. But in the midst of all that freedom, you crave for home cooked food and even little treats like Maggi or Ramen noodles make one smile J 

I have never stayed in a hostel or a dorm, but my cousin who is away for his Post Graduation in Paediatric Surgery tells me rather horrific tales about working for 18-24 hours straight in ER rooms or on emergency and has to contend to just cups of tea or small nibbles for sustenance.

Some hostels / dorms prohibit cooking in the rooms, while some allow for small pleasures like a hot plate, a microwave , a common refrigerator etc.  So, this week would see me dishing out small and quick to make treats in the comfort of hostel room with minimum appliances and ingredients.

First of these is this super yummy Coriander butter Lemony Corn.  It’s a total comfort to dig into a steamy cup of this super tempting corn in the hostel or even while watching TV / movies, and especially during monsoon. Most theatres / malls in Mumbai sell this and is always a favourite with both kids who love corn a lot.

So checkout this quick dish as it makes way to BM#54 under Hostel / Dorm Food and my own event “Monsoon Mojo”. If you have any monsoon special treats, do link up to this event using the hashtag #MonsoonMojo. Check the details here.

Prep time : 10 mins, cook time : 10 mins, serves : 1 -2
  • Sweet Corn – fresh or frozen (I used it directly from the corn ear) – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – few – chopped fine
  • Butter – 2 TBSP
  • Salt – ¼ tsp (avoid if the butter is salted)
  • Chopped green chillies – 1 or 2
  • Chat Masala – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp (optional)

  1.  Mix finely chopped coriander with butter and wrap in a butter paper or leave it in a chilled place, preferably the refrigerator. Chilled butter works best, but if you don’t have a refrigerator, mix well and add while serving.
  2. Microwave the corn with a pinch of sugar and salt and 2 cups of water for 9-10 mins till cooked but not mushy. In the absence of microwave, boil them in slightly salted water for 10-12 mins. Drain.
  3. In a bowl,  add the boiled and drained corn, chillies, salt, lemon juice, chat masala, coriander butter (chilled or otherwise)
  4. Serve immediately.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#54


  1. Corn particularly in monsoons is so tempting ! Your pics make me drool!

  2. This makes a quick and yummy snack.

  3. Surely sounds so interesting Kalyani..quick and easy to make..

  4. Simple and easy making snack. Love the photos.

  5. I love this version of corn. My mouth just waters when I look at the pictures....drooooll...yumm!

  6. such a yummy and delicious version of corn!! am so drooling here!!

  7. What a delicious dish with corn. It must taste awesome with that butter and lemon.

  8. looks soo fresh and yum..lovely combo..

  9. Lovely corn recipe and I love the use of butter and lemon.

  10. I love corn. great snack!

  11. these cute little corns are my favourite too.... Lovely recipe

  12. I had another version of corn in ind for this series. This coriander flavored butter sounds very yumm.


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