Indian Street Corn – Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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One of my all-time treasured memories of growing up in Mumbai was walking around with a spicy and tangy roasted corn on the cob on the beach. This Indian Street Corn – Air Fryer Corn on the Cob helps me relive those memories.

I personally have always loved roasted corn. After I moved to the U.S. I used to roast corn regularly on a gas cooktop. However, life happened! It became very time consuming and challenging to roast corn standing on the cooktop and monitoring it.

I had several people tell me that the most delicious way to cook corn is to boil it. And, I finally got around to trying it and for the longest time I boiled corn.

However, I thought of attempting corn in the air fryer and there is no going back for me after this. Now, I only make corn on the cob in the air fryer, much easier than making it on the stove top. Plus, its juicy and cooked to tender charred excellence in just 20 mins. When you put on the seasonings it just takes the corn to another level.

What ingredients do I need for Indian Street Corn – Air Fryer Corn on the Cob?

5 corn ears, oil of choice, salt, red chilli powder (cayenne pepper), and half a lemon.

How do I make Indian Street Corn – Air Fryer Corn on the Cob?

You’ll want to start with husked ears of corn. Approximately four to five ears of corn are perfect to cook at a time. You don’t want to stack the cobs, make sure you lay them flat.

Lightly rub on some oil of choice on the corn. (As an example, for 5 corns and the basket I used about ¾ tbsp oil).

Furthermore, when you are ready to cook, grease your Air Fryer basket with some oil. I grease mine by rubbing, brushing, or spraying, a little bit of oil on the bottom grate. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating at 350°F for 5 minutes.

 

When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the corn in a single layer. Cook in the air fryer at 400°F for 10 to 20 minutes.

If you want the corn tender, moist, and not browned then 10 minutes is good. See below.

However, if you want it browned like Indian street corn then set the timer for 20 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, turn the corn in the basket (be careful as it’s hot) so that it gets evenly cooked. See below. Additionally, make the spice mix when the corn is getting cooked.

Add lemon and spice mix and enjoy.

To make the spice mix, in a small bowl add in red chili powder and salt and mix well. Use half a lemon and squeeze a little juice in the spice mix. Additionally, dip the lemon in the spice mix to pick up the spices and rub all over the corn, making sure to squeeze lemon juice while doing so.

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Indian Street Corn – Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Shilpa
One of my all-time treasured memories of growing up in Mumbai was walking around with a spicy and tangy roasted corn on the cob on the beach.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Indian Food
Servings 5

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 5 ears of corn (husked)
  • 3/4 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp red chili powder  (cayenne pepper)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lemon (seeds removed)

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Remove the husk and the silks from each corn ear. Rinse each corn and pat it dry. Incase you have a small basket and the corn doesn’t fit in you can cut the edges off.
  • Lightly rub on some oil of choice on each corn and the basket. For 5 corns and the basket I used about ¾ tbsp oil.

Cook

  • Pre- heat the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes.
  • When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the corn in a single layer. Cook in the air fryer at 400°F for 10 to 20 minutes. If you want it tender and not browned then 10 minutes is good. if you want it browned like the Indian street corn then set the timer for 20 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, turn the corn in the basket (be careful as it’s hot) so that it gets evenly cooked. Additionally, make the spice mix when the corn is getting cooked.
  • To make the spice mix, in a small bowl add in red chili powder and salt and mix well. Use half a lemon and squeeze a little juice in the spice mix.
  • Once cooked, dip the lemon in the spice mix to pick up the spices and rub all over the corn. Gently squeeze the lemon while rubbing. Enjoy.

Notes

I have used fresh sweet corn for this recipe. You can use frozen corn too, however make sure that it is defrosted.
You can adjust the spice and salt levels as per your taste.
 
 
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