Grilled Sweetcorn with Sweet Chilli, Coriander & Lime (The Cake the Buddha Ate)

This is the first recipe I tried from my by birthday book, The Cake the Buddha Ate and it is divine!  An absolute must make!  Pete and I  did the corn on the braai  but you could easily grill them in the oven too.

sweet chilli coriander corn

Ready to go on the braai for 5 minutes

Grilled Sweetcorn with Sweet Chilli, Coriander & Lime


1kg sweetcorn ± 6
50g butter
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp cumin seeds, bruised, crushed
½ tsp coriander seeds
¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
1 tbsp garlic, crushed
1 tbsp lime juice – you could substitute with lemon
½ cup fresh coriander, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Precook the sweetcorn in the microwave for 5 to 7 minutes until tender alternatively boil in water for ±15 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the oil.
  3. Add the spices and sweet chilli sauce and bring to the boil.
  4. Add the garlic and cook while stirring for 5 minutes until thick.
  5. Add the lime juice and chopped coriander and add seasoning if required.
  6. Pour the sauce over the sweetcorn and braai for 5 minutes turning while basting with the sauce.
  7. Alternatively place in a preheated oven at 220°C and place on the highest rack in the oven.  Turn the mielies when they turn brown and grill to finish off.

42 thoughts on “Grilled Sweetcorn with Sweet Chilli, Coriander & Lime (The Cake the Buddha Ate)

    • Thanks Angie. BTW. I spoke to Pete about your last email and he said it is not a good idea to allow third party cookie on my browser as it will open me up to viruses etc. I am so sorry, wish there was another work around. I will keep popping over to see if there have been any changes on your site. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  1. How amazing is corn, especially when lathered with butter and a few cheeky herbs and spices. Will pick up some corn at the markets on the weekend. Mmmm!
    Happy week ahead to you lovely lady, hugs and love across the oceans too.
    Cheers, Anna xox

  2. Yummy, so totally delicious! A friend has invited me to pick some corn at his farm! Will try this recipe. Thank you lovely xox

  3. I shall have to come to you and eat these as none of my loved ones (apart from my Dad who now has problems with his teeth..bless him!) like sweetcorn 😦 Looks gorgeous and I hear this book is great!

  4. I simply love grilled corn. It always makes me smile when I eat it at a BBQ. So I definitely have to try out your recipe. It just looks so amazing not too :). Love this Mandy. I hope to see you at my new blog next week.

  5. That does like delicious. You’ve inspired me to get going on planting our sweet corn. Hopefully the raccoons will leave some for us this year. 🙂

  6. Now that makes me think of summer & fresh vegetables, especially corn on the grill. Looks beautiful and sounds fantastic. I love the sound of that cookbook!

    Hmmm, did I know it was your birthday? I am so sorry I’ve been in wedding land & out of it for a while trying to get some projects done. Happy, happy birthday Mandy.

    • I hope to share more from the book soon Diane. Nope, my birthday is a week away still. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely wishes. I do hope everything is going well with the plans. Have a super day. 🙂 xoxo

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