Chili-Lime Grilled Corn

Camping Recipes

One of the classic street foods in India is grilled corn rubbed with lime, chili powder and salt; it is absolutely fabulous and easy to make in an RV or at home. Here in Florida, we like to add fresh basil to the salt for an added complexity but this can easily be omitted if not available.


  • Fresh corn on the cob still in the husks
  • Fresh limes which are easy to squeeze and full of juice
  • Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh basil

Remove the husks and silk from the corn and rub the corn with olive oil. If you don’t like the charred flavor, you can either wrap the corn in aluminum foil after rubbing with olive oil or leave a few husks attached at the base.  You will still need to peel the husks back and remove the silk first then soak in water for about 30 minutes, rub the cob with olive oil then wrap back up in the husk.

Grill on low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until there are small charred spots on some of the kernels and it is cooked through.

Remove from the grill and rub with lime juice then sprinkle with salt, chili powder and fresh basil.  If you have the ability to grate a little of the fresh lime rind on top, this really intensifies the fresh lime flavor.



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