January 25, 2014

Homemade Popcorn, the old fashioned way !!

One of our closest friend and blog reader recently gave me an awesome live demo to make homemade pop corn. I had to share it here. We have not made pop corn in a long long time in our home because I have stopped using the microwave oven ages ago due to concern about it's effect on long term health, as well as spoiling the taste. We can talk about that in anther post later. Today, let us talk about pop corn made the old fashioned way, on a hot pan over a stove top. When I watched her do this, I wondered why did I not think about it? This is how we have seen corn being popped in movie halls, festival grounds, etc, back in India when we were growing up. Just pop the corn on a very hot surface of metal. Simple enough!!

So here is how the procedure goes. Whole thing is done under five minutes (just 2 more minutes compared to the microwaved version). Only other thing to take care is to buy organic dry corn kernels because most corn grown in the US is GMO corn and you definitely want to avoid that.

Step1 : Mix up seasoning: I mixed a pinch of red chilly powder, sea salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds powdered with a tablespoon of melted coconut oil.

Step2: Heat a pan (with lid, preferably with a glass lid, so that we can see thru) on medium heat.

Step3: Add a tablespoon of coconut oil.

Step4: Add a big handful of organic corn kernels.

Step5: Close the lid and wait .. :-)

Step6: In about 2-3 minutes you should start hearing (and seeing if you have a glass lid) popping.

Step7: On hearing the first pop, you can reduce the heat to low-medium. Everything should be popped within next 30 seconds to a minute.

Step8: Once the popping completes, remove from flame and add seasoning that you had mixed earlier and toss to mix evenly. Mixing it on the hot pan sort of keeps it crisp.

Step9: Enjoy with family and friends, and maybe by watching a movie ?? :-)


  1. Yuuumy !! Have to try with the special spice blend :)

    1. Thanks Primavera ;-) ...and thanks for the live demo too :-)

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