How to make Popcorn Bhel - Cook Smart -

Popcorn mixed with onion, tomato, mint leaves and chaat masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Corn kernels for popcorn, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Popcorn Bhel - Cook Smart

Popcorn Bhel - Cook Smart Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Popcorn Bhel - Cook Smart Recipe

  • Corn kernels for popcorn 2 cups

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Medium onion 1

  • Medium tomato 1

  • Fresh mint leaves 15-20

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemons 2

  • Nylon sev as required


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add corn and mix. Cover with the lid without the whistle and let the corn pop.

Step 2

Chop onion and tomato finely. Finely chop mint leaves.

Step 3

When all the corn kernels have popped, put them into a large mixing bowl. Add onion, tomato, mint leaves, red chilli powder, green chillies, chaat masala and little salt. Squeeze the juice of lemon and mix well.

Step 4

Add sev and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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