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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 smileJ 

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


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
  • 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
  4. Serve



  1. vaishali sabnani

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

  2. Suma Gandlur

    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. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

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

  10. Chef Mireille

    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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