Homemade Olive Oil Popcorn Recipe Using a Pressure Cooker

Homemade Olive Oil Popcorn Recipe Using a  Pressure Cooker
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Craving a healthier and tastier snack option? Look no further than this homemade olive oil popcorn recipe! Popcorn is a beloved snack, and when prepared with the goodness of olive oil, it becomes a delightful treat. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of making olive oil popcorn using an Indian pressure cooker. It’s easy, wholesome, and bursting with flavor.


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional seasonings (such as paprika, nutritional yeast, or garlic powder)


1. Prepare the Pressure Cooker:

  • Ensure that your Indian pressure cooker does not have the weight/whistle attached.
  • Place the pressure cooker on your stovetop and set the heat to medium-low.

2. Add Olive Oil:

  • Pour the extra virgin olive oil into the bottom of the pressure cooker. Swirl it around to evenly coat the bottom.

3. Add Popcorn Kernels:

  • Add the popcorn kernels into the pressure cooker with the olive oil. Make sure they are spread out evenly in a single layer.

4. Cover the Pressure Cooker:

  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker without the weight/whistle. Leave it slightly ajar to allow steam to escape.

5. Heat and Pop:

  • Begin heating the pressure cooker on medium-low heat. You may want to gently shake the pressure cooker occasionally to prevent burning.
  • The popcorn will start to pop after a few minutes. Continue to shake the pressure cooker gently to ensure even popping.

6. Listen for Popping:

  • Pay close attention to the popping sound. When the popping slows down to 2-3 seconds between pops, remove the pressure cooker from the heat.

7. Wait for Steam Release:

  • Allow the pressure cooker to sit for a minute or two with the lid slightly ajar to release any remaining steam and avoid burning yourself when opening it.

8. Season and Serve:

  • Carefully remove the lid completely. Your olive oil popcorn should be ready and nicely coated with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and any optional seasonings you prefer, like paprika or garlic powder. Toss the popcorn to distribute the seasonings evenly.

9. Enjoy:

  • Your homemade olive oil popcorn is now ready to be enjoyed. Serve it in a bowl and savor the delicious flavor!

This homemade olive oil popcorn recipe offers a delightful twist to a classic snack. The use of extra virgin olive oil not only adds a unique flavor but also provides health benefits. It’s a guilt-free treat that’s perfect for movie nights, gatherings, or simply satisfying your snack cravings. Give it a try, and you’ll never go back to store-bought popcorn again!

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