Get wet in the rain, eat hot and spicy pakoras and drink hot tea – some of the common sights that can be seen in the city during the rainy season. But we did miss out something that is seen only during the rainy season and found only in India, the roasted bhutta or corn. Enjoy this Indian experience with our weekend special on the bhuttawala and his bhuttas. He trots his wooden cart in the busy streets, laden with fresh bhuttas, coal stove and hot coals. The Bhuttawallas are a very common sight found in the city during the rainy season. The smell of the fresh roasted corns is so enticing that people start gathering at his cart picking and choosing the corn that they would like the “bhuttawallah” to roast for them. He removes the corn from the cob, fanning out the roast to give a delicious and juicy roasted corn, massages a freshly cut lime and puts masala on and gives you the perfect roasted bhutta. Maize cob or a “bhutta” is very popular as a roadside snack. People love having a bite of the mildly roasted maize cob especially during the rainy season. From crispy to sweet, the people had their reasons for eating the bhutta. So eat the corn and watch the rain drizzle and find absolute bliss. Sana Warsia – NMTV News.
March 19, 2010
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