This Indian spiced butter is a great way of adding flavour to corn on the cob or other vegetables. The Indian spices and lime in the butter are sure to spice up the food at a summer barbecue!
I'm going to be really sad when the pick-your-own season ends. We've had another successful trip to Garsons PYO where we came away with corn on the cob, plums, courgettes and a marrow. I didn't realise how delicious stuffed marrow could be. It's become one of those vegetables that I look forward to every year!
But, back to sweetcorn. I really like corn on the cob but I don't eat it very often. My husband isn't keen on it and as I try to cook things we both like, it's something I miss out on. That's the good thing about pick-your-own. I have an excuse for coming home with things only I like. They are in season and we have to pick what is there!
The best compound butter for corn on the cob!
I knew I had to make the most of my hand picked corn and so decided to make a spiced compound butter. It really is such an easy way of making the corn come alive. The lime juice is absolutely delicious in it too as it goes so well with the spices. The Indian spices, lime and butter really do bring this sweetcorn to life.
Can you use juice in a compound butter?
When I first tested this recipe I was worried that the lime juice wouldn't mash into the butter. But I needn't have worried! Even if it doesn't appear to mix well at first, just keep going and it soon comes together.
Can you adapt this spiced butter recipe?
One way of adapting this recipe is to enhance the lime flavour. You can intensify the lime by using the lime zest as well as the lime juice. You can also experiment with the balance of spices. I find the chilli heat of the chilli flakes in the butter is not very strong once it has melted onto the corn. However, I know tastes vary so you can omit the chillies if your family are not so keen on them. On the other hand, maybe your and your family love really hot and spicy recipes. If so, increase the quantities!
How else can you use this spiced butter?
If, like my husband, you are not keen on corn, you could use the butter on other vegetables. It is delicious on broccoli and green beans.
It's also a great recipe to use on steak, chicken or fish. You can even spread some on some toast to go with soup.
If you love flavoured butters but aren't sure about the spices then why not try my lemon garlic butter?
More Barbecue Recipes
This flavoured butter is brilliant if you're having a barbecue. It's just so tasty on freshly charred grilled corn and other barbecued foods. If you're looking for more recipes that are perfect for a barbecue then how about one of these recipes?
Indian Spiced Butter on Corn on the Cob
- 100 g butter at room tempterature
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp crushed chilli flakes
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp dried coriander leaf
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- ½ lime juice
- 6 corn on the cob
- Put the butter in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften it if it is not already at room tempterature.
- Put all the ingredients except the corn into a bowl and mash with a fork until the lime juice and spices are thoroughly mixed into the butter.
- Spoon the butter onto some cling film and roll it up into a sausage shape and put it in the fridge to harden.
- Boil the corn for 5 minutes. You can serve it now or put it on the barbecue or on an oiled griddle pan for a couple of minute to get some charring on the outside.
- Serve each piece of corn with a slice of butter on top.