Known as ‘bhutta’ or ‘Makkaai’ in Hindi, corn is a monsoon time favorite. Gangasingh Rajpurohit stopped over at Vashi’s Mini Seashore for a report on the experience of eating the neighborhood bhuttawallahs bhutta – an experience you can experience only in India.
“Bhuttawallah’s” or the corn vendor goes around the streets of the city with his wooden cart stocked high with fresh bhuttas. He has a coal stove atop the wooden cart. 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. During the rainy seasons, eating the bhutta becomes all the more desirable. Be it elders or children, bhutta is loved by all.
For the bhuttawallah, within 3 to 4 minutes he can get the perfect roasting technique so that your corn on the cob is ready. And then comes the favorite part where the bhuttawalla dips the open end of the lime into a mixture of red chili powder and salt and then artfully massaged the length of the cob. Feeling like having a bite…well drop in at your neighborhood bhuttawallah and savor the experience that you can get only in India. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Gangasingh Rajpurohit for NMTV News.