Easy Stovetop Popcorn + 12 Indian Inspired Flavors. Sharing a foolproof way to make homemade popcorn along with a variety of sweet, savory & spicy Indian inspired flavors.
Popcorn is a universally loved snack in our house, everyone from Little Mirchi to her grandparents enjoy a bowl. It’s a pantry staple in our house, but we’ve switched from the microwaveable bag kind to loose kernels. Over the years, microwave popcorn has received criticism, some of the chemicals in the bag and butter have been linked to known respiratory problems and possibly even cancer. And of course as with everything else in life, anything in moderation seems fine, but why risk it?
Stovetop popcorn may seem daunting but it’s actually one of the easiest things to make, plus it is much more flavorful than the microwaveable bag kind. The simplest, healthiest and best tasting popcorn is really easy to make on the stovetop and doesn’t require more than a large pot and some oil. And to step up your flavor game we’re sharing 12 Indian inspired flavors to customize your homemade snack. I think this calls for a movie night!
Tips for making homemade popcorn flavors:
- Place all dry ingredients in a coffee grinder or small food processor, and pulse to process and combine.
- When using liquids, pour them first, quickly in a circular motion over the popcorn before adding the dry ingredients.
- Shake in a large paper bag or bowl.
- 3 tablespoon ghee or oil
- ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
- Add the ghee or oil and two kernels to a heavy bottom pan. Place the lid on top and turn the heat onto high. Wait for the kernels to pop.
- Once the kernels have popped, remove them from the pot.
- Remove the pan from the heat, add the rest of the kernels, shake the pan by moving it back and forth, coating all the kernels and put the lid back on.
- Return to heat.
- Once the kernels begin to pop rapidly, open the lid slightly allowing excess steam to escape.
- When the popping slows to a few seconds between pops, turn off the heat. Wait a few extra seconds for the last few pops, then remove the lid completely and season the popcorn.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter and drizzle over popcorn, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Shake well and enjoy!
What’s your favorite flavor popcorn?