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Masala Popcorn

12 Aug

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Masala Pelalu.

Popcorn kernels are popped in seasoned oil for masala popcorn. Here, garlic and garam masala is used for the heat. Serve masala popcorn immediately or store in air tight jar for couple of days.
Makes: around a Serving of Masala Popcorn.

Ingredients:

Popcorn Kernels 1/4 Cup
Vegetable Oil 1 1/2 Tbsps
Garlic 1 Clove
Garam Masala a big Pinch
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and lightly crush the garlic.
Heat a deep pot like a pressure cooker on high heat, add oil.
Test drop few popcorn kernels and cover the lid to let them pop.
Once they pop, switch off the heat and add the popcorn kernels.
Slightly cover the lid and leave for few seconds.

Put the pot back on high heat, add the garlic, garam masala, red chile powder and salt.
Cover the pot with the lid and let all the popcorn kernels pop.
Shake the pop occasionally if required.
Remove the popcorn from heat once the popping noise stops.
Serve masala popcorn immediately.
Notes: Make sure to use a deep pot to allow the corn kernels to pop.

Suggestions: Make sure to adjust the seasonings just after the popcorn is popped when its still little warm.
Variations: You can also add a pinch of amchur for tartness.
Other Names: Masala Popcorn, Masala Pelalu.