How to make “Popcorn”

If you ask a bunch of people, whether kids or adults, about their favorite snack while watching movies, then it would be popcorn unanimously!!!! I am not a fan of popcorn but HD and the kids are, so whenever we go outing to parks or to watch a movie – which is a once-a-year affair and it is always animated movies – they have to get a couple of XL packs in their hand. Moreover, they end up fighting with each other claiming that the other ate more than them… so much so for the dad and daughters! Hehe…


I used to never make them at home since I thought it was too difficult. HD would keep telling me that it is a breeze to make and hardly costs anything when compared to what we pay in the stalls for a pack of popcorn, but he would never tell me how it is done. One day, when we were together, umma bought a pack of dried corn kernels and showed how to make it. I guess that’s the best thing I have learned. When the kids want something and you are not in a mood to make anything elaborate, then nothing as easy to make and accepted wholeheartedly as popcorn. Off to how it is made…12071412_463852487154924_1562992995_nPin

5 from 1 vote


An all-time favorite snack!
Course Snacks
Cuisine International
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • A pinch salt


  • Heat oil in a large pan. I used my large pressure cooker.
  • Keep on low flame and add around 3 to 4 kernels and salt and allow it to splutter.
  • Now add the remaining kernels.
  • Move the pan away from the heat and keep aside for 30 seconds - easiest way is to count till 30!
  • Keep back on the flame and cover the pan lightly.
  • You will start hearing the crackles. Wait for it to cease.
  • Open the lid and give it a gentle mix.
  • Your popcorn is ready!
  • So easy, isn't it? As easy as it is going to finish as well... hehe...

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  1. yes really very easy…perfect movie companion πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita… πŸ™‚

  2. This is my favorite snack as it’s so easy to make!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Beulah…

  3. My family favourite is zaatar and caramel flavoured ones…yummy snack

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nusrath…

  4. Mom used to make it at home but I haven’t give it a try myself yet..addictive,can munch on πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Julie… You must make them at home, the kids will love you for it… πŸ™‚

  5. Useful one…. making popcorn in pressure cooker is new to me…. nice to munch them…. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      We don’t close the lid Remya, you can use any thick bottomed pan… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot…

  6. Oh my…. Is it that much easy??? Cool dear… By the can you tell me the brand name of the corn u bought…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      There is no brand as such dear… you can check out in the spices/ lentils aisles, they write “Corn Kernels” on the packet. Looks like how you can see in the picture… Thanks a lot dear…

  7. my boys love this! older one likes it with caramel coating while the little one likes without. I think the fun part is mommy doing a magic trick right kernals in cover and then abrakadabra popcorn appears lol

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… what you said is so right! The kids love it plain so I have no hassles to make otherwise… Thanks a lot Nammi…

  8. ohh u reminded me of those friday night movie days…popcorn was a sure thing to make before we sat down to watch one…its been a long time…got to make it maybe tomorrow while we watch Dora …he he

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      See how life changes from movies to Dora, Anupa! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much dear…

  9. Wow easy and yummy,thanks for sharing

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  10. reminds me of munching these yummy snack while watching cricket matches back home. My sister used to make a huge bowl of popcorn. But still we used to fight over it. Hehe.
    Looks great.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess some things don’t change even when we grow older Humi… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot…

  11. 5 stars
    hmmm… yummyyyy …mouthwatering popcorns…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sangeetha…

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