Chilli And Lemon Popcorn
<10 min,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

Chilli And Lemon Popcorn

Chilli and lemon popcorn is the perfect snack for a home movie night! It is tangy, crunchy and extremely flavourful. It requires very few ingredients and you can easily whip up this moreish snack in 10 minutes.

Chilli And Lemon Popcorn

Hot and buttery popcorns are a classic movie treat. I know in this current situation we can’t really go out for a movie. But! We can still have a movie night at home. Just play your favourite movie on your television, laptop or even on your phone. Fill a bowl with this zingy chilli and lemon popcorn and enjoy! I’m sure this recipe won’t disappoint you.

Watch the recipe video on my Instagram IGTV!

Tips:

  • To make popcorns on the stovetop, always use a large heavy-bottomed pot. This will help in accommodating all the popcorns and will prevent them from overflowing.
  • You can use any oil in this recipe. Just make sure it has a high smoke point.
  • When the popcorn kernels start popping, keep the lid ajar. This will allow the steam to escape and the popcorns will be crispier.
  • I would always suggest you serve the popcorns immediately and never store them. But in case you want to store it. Then after making a batch of popcorn don’t add the flavourings. Not even salt. Transfer all the popcorns to a clean bowl or tray and allow them to cool down completely. When they cool down, transfer them to an airtight container. Store it in a cool and dry place. And just before serving them, drizzle melted butter, lemon juice, and the rest of the ingredients.

Prep Time: 2 min | Cook Time: 8 min | Total Time: 10 min

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tbsp green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium flame. Pour oil and allow it to heat up.

Then add the popcorn kernels and stir it well, so that all the kernels are coated with oil. Cover the saucepan with a lid and wait for them to pop.

Once the kernels start popping, lower the flame and tip the lid just a touch to allow the steam to escape. Shake the pan a few times to cook the kernels evenly.

And when the popping sound slows down to about one pop every few seconds, turn the flame off.

Remove the lid and drizzle melted butter over the popcorns. Followed by lemon juice, lemon zest, green chilli and salt. Give it a good toss and pour it into the serving bowl.

Serve chilli and lemon popcorn right away. And enjoy it with your favourite movie!

Chilli And Lemon Popcorn

You may also like Indian-style masala popcorn. Hot and buttery popcorns flavoured with some Indian spices.

Chilli And Lemon Popcorn

Chilli And Lemon Popcorn

Sneha Paul
Chilli and lemon popcorn is the perfect snack for a home movie night! It is tangy, crunchy and extremely flavourful. It requires very few ingredients and you can easily whip up this moreish snack in 10 minutes.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • ½ tbsp green chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium flame. Pour oil and allow it to heat up.
  • Then add the popcorn kernels and stir it well, so that all the kernels are coated with oil. Cover the saucepan with a lid and wait for them to pop.
  • Once the kernels start popping, lower the flame and tip the lid just a touch to allow the steam to escape. Shake the pan a few times to cook the kernels evenly.
  • And when the popping sound slows down to about one pop every few seconds, turn the flame off.
  • Remove the lid and drizzle melted butter over the popcorns. Followed by lemon juice, lemon zest, green chilli and salt. Give it a good toss and pour it into the serving bowl.
  • Serve chilli and lemon popcorn right away. And enjoy it with your favourite movie!
Keyword flavoured popcorn, how to make popcorn

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Happy Cooking!

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