Corn on the cob with panch phoron butter


Panch phoron (or panch phoran) is a blend of whole spices used widely in the cuisines of Eastern and Northeastern India. The blend is useful to have on hand for flavouring quickly fried dishes or pickles. We love to toast the spices, then blend them with butter for topping charred vegetables such as corn or broccoli, or using it with new potatoes. Store the remaining spice mix in an airtight container away from bright light.

First published in 2023




Panch phoron



Lightly toast the spices in a dry frying pan until fragrant


Allow to cool, then mix with the softened butter


Char the corn over direct heat on a barbecue, in a preheated griddle pan, or under a hot grill for 10 minutes, or until charred all over, turning regularly


Top the corn with plenty of the butter and flaky sea salt

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