Savory Corn Pudding (Popular Indian Street Food Recipes)

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Last Updated on August 10, 2023 by Chef Mireille

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Bhutte Ka Kees is a delicious Indian Savory Corn Pudding from the Indian city of Indore. This traditional Street Corn Recipe is one of the most popular Indian Street Food Recipes.

Made with fresh corn, spices and coconut – it is the perfect combination of flavors and one of the best corn recipes when it is in season.

When you get bored of Elotes (Mexican style) and your family says “again?” – here is another delicious Street Corn you can have them try instead!

Indian Savory Corn Pudding recipe

Madhya Pradesh has been nicknamed the Heart Of India, due to it’s central location. The state is located right in the middle of India. How about trying this delicious street food that represents The Heart Of India!

Happy Passover to all those who celebrate it! While Ashkinazi Jews won’t consume corn during Passover, Sephardic Jewish Law does not prohibit it. Try adding this delicious Indian side dish to your Passover meal for a change!!!

Google has really transformed our lives in so many ways – that it is now a verb. Think about it – when someone asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind – “I’ll just google it.” Thanks to Google, the world has gotten smaller and we can learn about recipes from around the world. Whether it is by watching you tube videos and seeing this Bhutte Ka Kees – Savory Corn Pudding being prepared on the streets of Indore and researching different recipes for different dishes.

This comes from Malwa cuisine. Malwa is the volcanic upland areas of western Madhya Pradesh and southeastern Rajasthan. The distinct Malwa cuisine is influenced by Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. The people of this area are mostly vegetarians and eat many grains, particular to the area like tapu. Due to the dry climate of the region, their diet mostly consists of grains and legumes.

This is one of the most popular street food items in Indore, the largest city in Madhya Pradesh.


Indian Corn Pudding - Bhutte Ka Kees

This makes a delicious summer snack, when corn is in season!

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Bhutte Ka Kees – Savory Corn Pudding

Bhutte Ka Kees – Savory Corn Pudding is a delicious street food from the Heart of India – Madhya Pradesh!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 135.8kcal



  • 4 corn cobs grated
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • a pinch of asoefetida
  • 2 green chiles finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile pepper cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut freshly grated (or frozen grated coconut, defrosted)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dessicated coconut


  • Using a box grater, grate the corn into a bowl, reserving all the liquid and the corn.
  • Heat ghee in a large pan.
  • Add mustard seed.
  • As soon as they stop popping, add cumin seed and asoefetida.
  • Cook for about 30 seconds until the cumin seeds start to change color.
  • Add green chilies and ginger.
  • Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add corn, turmeric, red chili powder and salt.
  • Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add lemon juice, cilantro and freshly grated coconut.
  • Stir to combine and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • To serve, garnish with cilantro and dessicated coconut.


Use fresh or frozen coconut – not  sweetened flaked coconut. If you cannot find fresh or frozen, the best substitute is dessicated coconut.


Calories: 135.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.81g | Protein: 2.88g | Fat: 10.94g | Saturated Fat: 7.21g | Sodium: 245.55mg | Fiber: 1.21g | Sugar: 5.34g
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  1. What would we do without the translator! Same pinch. Even I made this kees but followed a different recipe, although both our recipes are quite similar. I did not use coconut as I did not want to lose the flavor of corn. Nice pick for the state

  2. Oh yea! What would we do without Google!!! And this kees looks so nice Mir. Am bookmarking so many recipes and God knows when I am going to try them all out!

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