Bhutte ke Khees | Spiced Sweet corn – Madhya Pradesh street food

First up, a few updates on what’s happening in life..  It was my dad’s birthday last Sunday and I made a Madeira cake for him. It turned out great, looked exactly like McRennet’s Madeira cake and tasted great too. I made an exception and did not run away with it for a photo session. I was in a hurry, as we were getting my son’s cast removed that day and we had to be at the doctor’s at 9:00 am. I don’t even make it to office by that time. But Sunday, we actually made it by 9:00 am. I grabbed the Madeira cake hot from the oven, dropped it into a plastic cover, pan and all and took it along. My son is finally free from his PoP cast but in 1 and half months he seems to have turned a leftie. He still uses his left hand to race his little cars. I am relieved to be able to give him a bath without having to hold up his hand. I really wish he’d slow down. I worry about the little fellow. If you’re wondering, he is 2-1/2. 

Today’s recipe is not much of a recipe but it’s a nice variation of sweet corn to have up your sleeve. It’s sweet corn slightly differently spiced. This bhutte ke khees is a popular street food in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is one of India’s biggest states bang in the centre of India. Its claim to fame is that it’s old and historic and has a number of world heritage sites including the Kajuraho temple and the stupas at Sanchi. 
bhutte ka khees
There are quite a few variations of Bhutte ke Khees on the internet that are a little more involved. I picked mine from a Nita Mehta book and it is almost too simple. 

Jagan yelled at me today – “You need not photograph every single thing you cook”. He was waiting for his lunch box and I ran upstairs with my bhutte ka khees for some urgent passport photos for the blog. I clicked a few random shots and hurried back down, spooned some bhutte ke khees into his lunch box (as thanks for waiting) along with his chappathi and cauliflower curry and then handed it to him. I told him “Today it is Madhya Pradesh” and Bhutte ke khees has to go on air today! He glared. He doesn’t understand the gravity of our blogging challenges. Ignorant non-blogger.

Prep time: 2 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Serves: 2-3
Sweet corn kernels – 150 gm
Green chillies – 4
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tsp
1.      Grind together green chillies and salt to a fine paste.
2.      Heat a small pan and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the green chilli paste and sweet corn kernels and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Once the mixture dries up, remove from heat. Serve.

Madhya Pradesh

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  1. Padmapriya Pugazhendhi says:

    I love love sweet corn so much – be it in any form. Usually we used to have it with butter + pepper powder or chilly powder or chat masala but this oil + green chilly combo seems very different. Gonna surely try this combo.

  2. Srivalli says:

    hahah..I can understand that look your husband must have given, been there..:)..good to know your lil one is fine now. Sorry not sure when I missed this update..but glad he is out..corn's passport size ones look very good for a quick shot man..:)

  3. Usha Rao says:

    Your version is quite different from most of the online versions of bhutte ke kees. I don't mind this version either. Nice recipe for the state.

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