Microwave Popcorn Made in A Bowl

Microwave Popcorn Made in A Bowl

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Readymade popcorn is nice and crunchy when you buy the tub and munch on it right away. But, if you buy a large quantity and bring it home for a party or get-together, it loses its crunch in no time at all!

Why opt for that option, when you can easily make crisp and fresh popcorn right at home, that too very easily in the microwave oven.

A microwave-safe bowl, butter, salt, maize kernels, and a few minutes are all that you need to conjure up yummy popcorn! You can have the Microwave Popcorn plain or with your favourite seasonings!

Check out collection of Microwave recipes and cook a wide range of dishes ranging from appetizer to main course and of course, delicious desserts to end the meal!

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Microwave Popcorn Made in A Bowl recipe - How to make Microwave Popcorn Made in A Bowl

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 cups
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Microwave Popcorn
1/4 cup maize kernels (dry corn kernels)
1 tbsp melted butter
salt to taste

Microwave popcorn

    Microwave popcorn
  1. Combine the melted butter, maize kernels and salt in a microwave safe bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover it with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 3 ½ to 4 minutes.
  3. Serve the popcorn immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy115 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates14.6 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat5.2 g
Cholesterol13.8 mg
Sodium48.9 mg
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How to make Popcorn in a Microwave

    How to make Popcorn in a Microwave
  1. To make microwave popcorn in a bowl, take a large microwave safe bowl and add 1 tbsp butter to it. We are making the popcorn in butter, but you can use oil or ghee as well.
  2. Heat it in a microwave for 30 seconds till the butter has melted.
  3. To this, add the ¼ cup of corn kernels. These are easily available in the market. This is much cheaper than store-bought popcorn and the ready to pop microwave packets.
  4. Also add salt to this. Add only a little salt as the butter is salted. If you are using ghee or oil, you might need more salt.
  5. Mix well so that all the kernels are coated with butter. If they are not coated, they will not pop.
  6. Cover it with a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 3½ to 4 minutes. The time will vary depending on the microwave you have. Be careful while removing the bowl from the microwave, it will be very hot so you should use gloves.
  7. Serve the Homemade Butter Microwave Popcorn immediately before they turn soggy.

Tips for Homemade Microwave Popcorn

    Tips for Homemade Microwave Popcorn
  1. If you are covering the bowl with a microwav safe lid, make sure there is a tiny escape route for steam or else the microwave will explode.
  2. Once the popcorn is made, you can make other variations by mixing the ready popcorn with cheese powder or even chaat masala!


Microwave Popcorn
 on 27 Aug 16 05:12 PM

Tried this.... but only a few corns have popped... remaining all started burning.... I have kept it in microwave for about 5 minutes... what to do?
Tarla Dalal
29 Aug 16 11:57 AM
   Hi Shona, popping of the corns depends upon the quality of corns, as though there will be very few which will not pop. It is fine.. if that happens. But make sure you buy a good quality dry corn.. and mix it well with the melted butter before you microwave, and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes.