Saturday, January 15, 2011

Home made Popcorn

Popcorn, coke and an English movie are a must for most of us to start a nice weekend. In US, we can see a long queue standing near that 'red-box'es lending dvds. We are no exception to that golden rule and winters add more charm to the above combo:) We would bring home a pack of microwave popcorn also and I have never tried preparing the popcorn at home, as it is much easier to get it done in a microwave. But I really missed that turmeric flavored popcorns we get in Madras. So recently I started to make it at home to control the butter and taste according to our wish.It is a very old method only. My mom used to make this popcorn in an old unusable pressure cooker. But I have used a normal vessel with a glass-lid we generally use in cooking.


Ingredients:
corn - 1/4 cup
butter or oil - 2 tbsp (or) lesser
salt - 1 tsp (according to need)
(control the salt if using salted butter)
Turmeric - 1 tsp (optional)
A heavy bottom vessel with a tight lid.
A mitten to hold.

Method:
Melt the butter in the vessel. Mix turmeric, salt and corn with the butter.
Place the lid and start heating. Wait till we hear A SINGLE popping sound.
Immediately switch off and let it rest for a minute.
Again start heating (with lid closed). Hold the pot and start shaking as it starts popping. Do this in medium heat and shaking gently till the sound stops.

Homemade Popcorn is ready!

Tips:
*Adding some sugar (2 tbsp) instead of turmeric will yield a kettle corn taste.
*I have not tried with red chilly pepper powder, but have heard it also tastes great. But beware of the hot fumes, while using peppers.
*Always use an unwanted vessel, as it may be hard to clean, if got burned.
* We can make it with very less butter also.
*Don't open the vessel while popping.

Enjoy this homemade popcorn with your loved ones. 

20 comments:

Soumya said...

wow...that looks awesome...very perfectly made pop corns...great job...

aipi said...

All I need now is your wonderful looking popcorn in a big bowl and a nice chick- flick :)

US Masala

Satya said...

popcorn looks super... i will try it too

Satya

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Poornima Nair said...

One of the best snacks...looks awesome!

Aruna Manikandan said...

perfect looking popcorns :)

Sayantani said...

thats the best way to do away with all the butter they have in the packed ones. great work.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely...
I make it quite often in the microwave for my lil one...with butter n salt.

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice tv time snack,

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Popcorn looks to be mouthwatering. Great to have it while watching movie.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

Kalakkal.

Priya said...

Feel like munching some..

Jay said...

very interesting ...sounds crisp n tasty..
Tasty appetite

Happy Cook said...

I love popcorn and tis looks so so good,

Ramya said...

Homemade popcorn is always healthy!!I add lil bit of coriander powder and curry leaves to give it an indian twist..It will be divine!!!!

Swathi said...

My mother-in-law makes popcorn in pressure cooker, this looks delicious. I have tried only microwave popcorn. I think now i can try them.

ila said...

delicious popcorn viki :)

பாரதசாரி said...

Interesting!! Thanks!!

meera said...

hi viki...
sounds great...:) I've been making popcorn all these days with the store bought ones in microwave... never knew its so simple...
a doubt... this is the first time I'm hearing it... by corn do u mean fresh corn kernels? and if so can sweet corn kernels be used...?

Viki's Kitchen said...

Meera: Thanks dear. So far I have used the dried corn kernels, which I buy from local grocery store. I have heard that the Indian corn, multi colored American Indian corn works fine. They can be found near the microwave popcorn packs. I am not sure of the sweet corn kernel. I think it is not possible, as sweet corn is a soft corn while the popping corn is not edible easily.

meera said...

Thank u for clarifying my doubt...:) You are so sweet viki.... Will try it and let u know soon...:)