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Spiced Sesame Popcorn

By: Tarla
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 2
Time to Prepare: 10 mins


1/4 cup maize kernels (dry corn kernels)
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp grated processed cheese


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add the maize kernels and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till you hear the popping sound.

When the corn stops popping, switch off the flame and open the lid of the pressure cooker (refer handy tip). Keep aside.

Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the sesame seeds and cumin seeds, chilli powder and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Switch off the flame and add the prepared popcorn and mix well.

Sprinkle the cheese and serve immediately.

Nutritional info

Energy 270 cal
Protein 5.5 g
Carbohydrates 16.4 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Fat 20.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 182.4 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 0 mg
Vitamin B3 0.6 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Folic Acid 4.4 mcg
Calcium 145.8 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Sodium 3.5 mg
Potassium 62.9 mg
Zinc 1.2 mg

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