bhutte ka kees recipe, how to prepare indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

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bhutte ka kees recipe with step by step photos - bhutte ka kees is a popular as well as delicious street food snack from indore.

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bhutte ka kees recipe with step by step photos – bhutte ka kees is a popular as well as delicious street food snack from indore. some cities in india are famous for their street food and indore is one of them. one more tasty snack from indore which you must try is this khatta meetha indori poha recipe.

bhutte ka kees recipe

bhutta means “corn” and “kees” means “grated”. actually bhutta is the hindi word for corn and “kees” is the marathi word for grated. so the name of the recipe has both the hindi and marathi terms.

for the recipe ideally desi corn is used. but even sweet corn can be used. its best to serve this savory snack hot. makes for a nice evening snack during winters. while serving don’t forget to drizzle some lemon juice on top.

bhutte ke kees is a filling snack, so a small to medium sized bowl can be served. it will keep you full for some time. the recipe is also no onion and no garlic recipe.

if you are looking for more corn recipes then do check sweet corn soup, makai ka shorba, corn chaat, masala corn and corn cheese balls recipe.

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bhutte ka kees recipe

bhutte ka kees recipe with step by step photos - bhutte ka kees is a popular as well as delicious street food snack from indore.

course snacks
cuisine indian street food
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for bhutte ka kees:

  • 3 medium to large corn cobs - desi corn or sweet corn (bhutta or makai)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 green chili - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder - OPTIONAL
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder) - OPTIONAL
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ cup milk - instead of milk, ½ cup water can be added
  • salt as required

for garnish:

  • some grated fresh coconut
  • some chopped coriander leaves
  • lemon juice as required

how to make recipe

preparation for bhutte ka kees recipe:

  1. remove the husks from 3 large to medium sized corn cobs.

  2. now using a grater, grate the corn kernels. you can also slice off the corn kernels with a knife and then coarsely grind them in a mixie or grinder.

  3. keep the grated corn kernels aside. some corn milk will also be there with the grated corn.

making bhutte ka kees recipe:

  1. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a kadai or pan. keep the flame to a low and add ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

  2. then add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and let them crackle.

  3. then add 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger, 1 green chili (chopped) and 4 to 5 curry leaves (chopped). you can also skip curry leaves if you do not have them. mix well.

  4. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder (optional) and a pinch of asafoetida. you can also add ¼ teaspoon coriander powder if you want.

  5. mix again very well. make sure that the spice powders do not get burnt, so keep the flame to a low.

  6. then add the grated corn along with its milk.

  7. mix very well and begin to saute the corn mixture on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. 

  8. then add ½ cup milk. you can also add ½ cup water instead of milk.

  9. mix very well.

  10. season with salt as per taste. mix again.

  11. cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 to 11 minutes till the corn mixture thickens and becomes slightly dry.

  12. in between after 3 to 4 minutes, do check the corn mixture and give a stir. cover and simmer again.

serving bhutte ka kees:

  1. now spoon the hot bhutte ka kees in serving bowls.

  2. top with some grated coconut.

  3. then add some chopped coriander leaves. drizzle some lemon juice and serve hot. you can also accompany some lemon slices if you want.

  4. serve bhutte ka kees immediately.

how to make indore style bhutte ka kees recipe:

1. remove the husks from 3 large to medium sized corn cobs. you can use desi corn or sweet corn. ideally desi corn is used.

bhutte to make bhutte ka kees recipe

2. now using a grater, grate the corn kernels. just grate the corn kernels and not the center hard portion. you can also slice off the corn kernels with a knife and then coarsely grind them in a mixie or grinder.

bhutte to make bhutte ka kees recipe

3. keep the grated corn kernel aside. some corn milk will also be there with the grated corn.

corn to make bhutte ka kees recipe

4. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a kadai or pan. keep the flame to a low and add ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

mustard for making bhutte ka kees recipe

5. then add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and let them also crackle.

cumin for making bhutte ka kees recipe

6. then add 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger, 1 green chili (chopped) and 4 to 5 curry leaves (chopped). you can also skip curry leaves if you do not have them. mix well.

making bhutte ka kees recipe

7. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder (optional) and a pinch of asafoetida (hing). you can also add ¼ teaspoon coriander powder if you want.

spices for making bhutte ka kees recipe

8. mix again very well. make sure that the spice powders do not get burnt, so keep the flame to a low.

spices for making bhutte ka kees recipe

9. then add the grated corn along with its milk.

making indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

10. mix very well and begin to saute the corn mixture on a low flame. also stir often.

making indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

11. saute for 2 to 3 minutes stirring often.

preparing indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

12. then add ½ cup milk. you can also add ½ cup water instead of milk.

milk to make bhutte ka kees recipe

13. mix very well.

indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

14. season with salt as per taste. mix again. you can also add some sugar if you want. if using desi corn you can add ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar or as per your preference. for sweet corn, you can skip sugar.

indore style bhutte ka kees recipe

15. cover the pan with a lid and simmer the corn mixture till it thickens.

bhutte ka kees recipe

16. in between after 3 to 4 minutes, do check the corn mixture and give a stir. cover and simmer again.

bhutte ka kees recipe

17. simmer for 10 to 11 minutes till the mixture has thickened and become slightly dry. then switch off the flame. as the mixture cools down, it will become more thick. if you cook the mixture more, it will become more dry and consistency will be upma like. we prefer some moistness, so i do not cook the mixture till upma like consistency.

bhutte ka kees recipe

18. now spoon the hot bhutte ka kees in serving bowls.

bhutte ka kees recipe

19. top with some fresh grated coconut.

bhutte ka kees recipe

20. then add some chopped coriander leaves. drizzle some lemon juice and serve hot. you can also accompany some lemon slices if you want.

bhutte ka kees recipe

21. serve bhutte ka kees immediately.

bhutte ka kees

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi Dasanna,
    Tried this out today evening. Let me tell you the background. It’s the first day of the year and in Europe its a complete shutdown. There were unexpected guests and I only had two frozen corn packets in the fridge. I made this and served it along with cheese garlic bread and ginger tea. It was a very filling dish. Everyone enjoyed it 😉

    • Thanks Priyanka for this positive feedback. Glad to know that everyone liked this corn recipe. It taste yum but only difficult part is grating the corn kernels.

  2. superb ?

  3. Can this be made with frozen corn?
    Thanks

    • Welcome Connie. You will get best taste with fresh corn.

  4. Simply superb, u r awesome Dassana………..I m from Indore n u made me drooool…………this is exactly the same recipe my mom cook at home..

    • Thanks Harsha for your positive feedback. Glad to know that the recipe which your mom cooks is same.

  5. hi dassana! such a wonderful indore style snack for these winter evenings.i normally prepare this during monsoon when the white corn is available.the only difference is that i pressure cook the grated corn & i add cloves in tempering & i do not add any red chilli pwdr or dhania pwdr.i do even top this kees over a slice of bread & grill it with a sprinkle of black pepper pwdr.i haven’t yet attempted it with sweet corn(personally prefer the desi one) but for someone who hasn’t tasted or attempted this bhutte ki kees recipe,yours is perfect with the ingredients & the method.

    • Thanks Meveera for sharing your variation. Nice to know this. I will give a try with cloves in the tempering. Desi corn is always better for this recipe.