Kolya Makkyachi Bhaji (Makka bhaji / Fresh Corn side)

Fresh corn whether it is starchy or sweet does not need much to be converted to a tasty side. This is a simple side a little on the sweet side if you are using sweet corn. My father used to make this dish whenever fresh corn was available.

You will need
2 corn on the cob
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 Serrano pepper, deseeded and minced
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
handful of cilantro, chopped

Using a sharp knife cut off the corn kernels. Coarsely grind them in a food processor.

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Give them a few seconds and add the turmeric powder. Add the Serrano pepper and the corn kernels. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Uncover, stir, cover and cook some more. Add salt, paprika, cilantro and lemon juice (if using). Cover and cook one last time for a minute or two and turn off the heat.

Serve as a snack or as a side with poli/roti or rice.



  1. Vardha this is more or less like the bhutte ki khees of MP...but anything with corn is delicious and specially if it is your Dad's recipe!

  2. Love corn in any form...this sounds very nice to be served with rotis..

  3. Very different bhaji, i can have this delicious side dish with some rotis, will try out soon.

  4. Looks like a wonderful side dish for rotis...

  5. this will be in season now with monsoon in the offing...looks lovely

  6. Ohh very healthy and a easy recipe.

  7. looks so bright and fresh perfect for summer and reminded me of the corn dish of Madhya Pradesh so many made

  8. This so resembles the bhutte ka kees. I love the sweet corns and this is awesome!

  9. Such a simple and delicious corn dish.

  10. Wow! A very interesting way to cook with corn. Love it.


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