Do you or your kids like popcorn? Do you use store bought popcorn? Then this post is for you. I never expected to make popcorn at home until the other day. I accidentally made popcorn when my little one was pestering me and S had just then got a huge can of dried corn. I saw the instructions on the can and was surprised. It was such a simple procedure and I cursed myself for not having made this at home earlier! As all of you know,  homemade stuff is always better because all the artificial flavoring and colors can be eliminated. I was making for my kids, so I did't season it with spices or chilli powder. My kids were all the more pleased. 

My 9 year old has just begun to read the labels of store bought snacks and is amazed at the kind of stuff they add in there. So she was happy to have avoided all that.."Small steps in the right direction", I thought and offered her a second helping!!

I think I will never ever buy popcorn or the 'ready to pop in the microwave' sachets from now on..

Home Made Popcorn

Ingredients - 

Dried whole grain corn 3 Tbsp
Ghee / Vegetable Oil 1-2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Any other seasoning as per taste

Method Of Preparation - 

In a heavy bottomed pan, spray oil so the base of the pan is totally covered in oil/ghee.

Sprinkle the seasoning of your choice. I sprinkled salt and Black salt too.

Turn the heat to medium high.

Sprinkle the corn seeds in a single layer. 

Once the corn starts popping (it took about 2 min), cover with a lid allowing the steam to escape.

Keep shaking the pan so they don't get burnt.

Switch off the flame once the popping stops.

And your pop corm is ready!! 

Home Made Popcorn

Don't you think it is simple enough to make it at home for the kids?? Then go ahead make popcorn at home and kick back to watch a movie this weekend!! 

Sending this to  to 'Kid's Delight - Restaurant Recreation'  happening at Versatile Kitchen initiated by Srivalli.

Check out the bloggers doing the Blogging Marathon, along with me..
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Seven Days of Salad: lla, Divya Vikram
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay,Kamalika.

Preparation Time 5 min 
Makes 3-4 cups
Posted by Harini on Saturday, March 5, 2011


  1. Ila Says:
  2. Nice pop corns :) kids fav:)

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Even grown up kids like me love popcorns very much..feel like munching some..

  5. wow, ur kids must have loved it- feel like grabbing a few rt now !

  6. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  7. That's just amazing, looks wonderful.

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. very easy and healthy home made popcorns

  10. Tempting click & I smell the freshness..

  11. Suma Gandlur Says:
  12. Sometimes we are so used to buying certain things (however simple maybe) that we don't even try to think of attempting them at home. Aren't we?

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. I'm not a big fan of store-bought popcorn and I especially hate the smell of butter popcorn and burnt popcorn. Yours looks way better than store-bought ones and much healthy too.

  15. Padmajha Says:
  16. Lil one loves pop corn and I make it at home. I was going to post this for the marathon but u bet me to it :).Nice clicks...

  17. Very easy to prepare and healthy looking popcorn.


  18. Unknown Says:
  19. wow, is it really that simple. I would love to give it a try :)

  20. Harini Says:
  21. Thanks everybody.
    @Priya Mitharwal - Trust me it is as easy as it sounds. My husband was surprised when I offered home made popcorn and refused to believe me and tried it himself! (So if he could make it, anyone can make it!!)

  22. Home-made food is always best n healthy!!! Recently i read an article about con-agro foods planning to drop Diacetyl which causes Lung Infection in Kids!!!

  23. Srivalli Says:
  24. I love pop corn, so does my kids and others also..:) when I make it we all enjoy it..LOL..looks great harini..

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. yes it is very easy....this is the way I have always liked it!...tho we do have a popper at home...this way wecan add more flavors

    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  27. divya Says:
  28. What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

  29. Usha Says:
  30. Beautiful click, Harini!

  31. veena Says:
  32. beautiful clicks. so simple yet so inviting

  33. swapna Says:
  34. Look sooo good....feel like munching some!!

  35. Wow its always a nice idea to make things at home and cut out all the wasteful chemicals they add to preserve the food items. Where dod you buy dried corn? Any store?
    We can try it at home and add any seasoning!!! Lovely!


  36. Harini Says:
  37. Thanks everyone!
    @Shoba Shrinivasan - I got a huge box of dried corn from Costco. I guess it is available in any supermarket.

  38. Wow.. Home made healthy popcorn... Yummy..
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