Corn On The Cob In Spicy Indian Gravy …


This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes of Corn on the Cob Curry aka Makai Curry (Gravy) made in my kitchen .


4 tender corn on the cob .
Cut them in 2/3 pieces and marinate with 1/2 Tsp salt, 2to 3 TBS lemon juice & 1 tsp turmeric for 15 min.

2 tbs coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilly powder OR to taste
1 tsp garam masala ( optional )
Salt to taste ( we have already used some salt while marinating the corn )
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 cloves
1/2 tsp peppercorn
1 bay leaf
1 ” cinnamon stick
2 green cardamom
2 black Cardamom
1 star anise
3 tbsp oil

We will also be needing

4 medium size onion ( ground to a paste )
2 large tomatoes ( pureed )
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste ,
4 cups or more warm water
Cilantro / Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

In a pressure cooker add oil . Once hot enough add cumin seeds , cloves, pepper corns, star anise , cardamoms , cinnamon stick and bay leaf & sautรฉ for a min or two .
Now add the ground onion paste and sautรฉ till onion paste turns golden brown and start leaving the sides.
Add ginger garlic paste, saute for a 2 to 3 minutes.
Now Add tomato paste, saute for 3-4 minutes or until raw smell goes away,
Add red chili powder , Coriander powder , turmeric powder and sautรฉ till mixed well .
Put all the marinated corn pieces in the masala. Mix well till all the pieces get coated with the masala & oil starts leaving the sides .
Now add 4 cups of warm water Or enough water to submerge all the corn pieces and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or if using european pressure cooker then cook on pressure for 10 to 12 mins or until corn is soft enough . ( The gravy should be some what thin & spicy ) I like to add some extra lemon juice to my gravy .
Garnish with chopped Cilantro and serve hot with steamed rice & bread of your choice .

We had this with steamed rice and Ciabatta bread & the gravy was perfectly absorbed & was fun to eat too.



  1. Same pinch!! Made this yesterday and working on the post right now..LOL! Ma used to make this when we were little and we sat watching TV to the patter of the rain with out big steaming bowls. We had it more like a soup actually chomping on the succulent corn cob. This looks delish!!

  2. Great recipe for corn – I can imagine the sweetness of the corn and spiciness of the sauce go really well together. And corn season is almost upon us in this area so this recipe will be on the to-make list.

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