buttered corn

Buttered corn recipe with step by step photos – easy, quick and tasty snack made with corn, butter and herbs. I used to make this recipe quite frequently in the monsoons. It is quick if you have a packet of corn kernels.

If you do not have corn kernels, but corn cobs, then you will have to boil the corn cobs in water – in which some salt is added. When the corn cobs are boiled, peel of the corn from the cobs. This will take some time. I Had a packet of American corn kernels which came in handy, so it was easy.

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buttered corn recipe

This buttered corn recipe uses butter. you could use both salted or unsalted butter. If you are conscious about your diet, then you could also use olive oil instead of butter. I have used more butter, but you could use less amount or more.

Overall, its a delicious snack that you can have at any time of the day. Children are specially going to love it.

How to make buttered corn

Cooking corn

1. To make buttered corn, I have used corn kernels. You can also use 2 large corn cobs. Steam and then remove the kernels with a good knife. You will require about 2 cups of corn kernels.

corn kernels in a bowl

2. Rinse the corn kernels couple of times in water. Then drain all the water.

rinse corn kernels in water and drain all water

3. Add the rinsed corn kernels in a pressure cooker. Also add a ½ teaspoon salt and 2 cups water.

Add the rinsed corn kernels in a pressure cooker with salt and water

4. Mix well. Then pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles on medium flame. you could also boil corn kernels in a pan. Though this will take a longer time. You can even steam corn kernels.

buttered corn recipe

5. Let the pressure fall down on its own in the cooker. Then remove the lid.

buttered corn recipe

6. In a colander or strainer, add all the contents of the cooker. Drain all the water and keep the cooked corn kernels aside.

buttered corn recipe

Making buttered corn

7. Heat another pan or you can also use the same pressure cooker. Add 1 tablespoon butter. Let the butter melt. Instead of butter you can also use 2 teaspoons olive oil.

buttered corn recipe

8. Then add the boiled corn kernels.

buttered corn recipe

9. Stir and mix well with the butter.

buttered corn recipe

10. Add 1 teaspoon mixed herbs (or herbs of your choice), ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (or crushed pepper) and salt as required. Mix again.

buttered corn recipe

11. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons grated cheese. Adding cheese is optional. kids would love to eat a cheesy buttered corn.

buttered corn recipe

12. Keep heat to a low and mix till the cheese melts.

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12. Remove and Serve buttered corn hot or warm.

buttered corn recipe

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Buttered Corn

5 from 1 vote
Easy buttered corn made with corn kernels and seasoned with herbs.
buttered corn recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 2 cup corn kernels
  • 2 cups water for boiling the corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper, add as required
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs or any herb of your choice or italian herbs (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated cheese (optional)
  • salt as required


cooking corn

  • Cook the sweet corn kernels in pressure cooker with salt and water for 3 to 4 whistles. You could also boil in a pan. Though this will take longer.
  • If using corn cobs then pressure cook or steam them in enough water. If pressure cooking, then cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Drain and keep the corn kernels aside.
  • If using corn cobs, then let them become warm or cool. Then remove the corn from the cobs with a knife.

making buttered corn

  • In another pan or you could use the same pressure cooker, melt the butter. 
  • Then add the corn kernels, salt, herbs and black pepper. Mix well. Remove and serve buttered corn hot.
  • Adding cheese is optional. Kids would love to eat a cheesy buttered corn. You could add 1 to 2 tablespoon grated cheese to the above mixture. 
  • On a low flame mix well till cheese melts. 
  • Serve buttered corn hot or warm. 
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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8 comments/reviews

  1. hey dasanna.. u r a savior.. Million thanks to u. i am your silent follower. never got a chance to thank u for all your help.
    tried wheat halwa, trifle pudding, sambar, sandwich, soups, pulaos and biryanis, salan, raitas etc etc.. every time i refer to your recipe and bring material from market.

    1 request is start up chicken and fish recipes also if possible. so that we nonveg eaters dont have to hunt other websites.also your app for smart phones would be great help…

    I am from Goa so looking forward to meet u. Tried searching u on fb too


    • thanks a lot priyanka. your comment is very sweet and encouraging. we have an app for iOS and android. you can search with “veg recipes india” on both the stores and you will see the app.
      for non veg recipes, i am unable to add them as i cook only vegetarian food at home. also i am not based in goa. we moved out of goa some years back. but good to know about you 🙂

  2. Good recipe

  3. I bought corn kernel to prepare butter corn at home…was wondering how to go about it..your recipe really helped.thanks.

    • thanks ritu.

  4. Nice recipe… But i tried boiling it in pan and it’s taking ages… 🙁

    40 minutes already n nowhere near what it should be like…

    • i guess the corn cobs are not tender but more matured ones. hence boiling these are taking that long.

  5. thank u very much