I know, this is not a recipe at all. Please don't get mad at me! I get pretty wild if someone offers me popcorn...wanna know the real reason behind it? I was tricked by my Mom...when I was a baby! She used it like a bait and lured me to a confined lil place and made me stay quiet:(
Every family has a funny story to be told at almost every family gatherings. In my family, they keep pulling my leg all the time:( Well, its the story of the time when I was 2 years old. They said, I used to be so mischievous that my Mom has to make me stand in an inverted stool (which will be like a cage), and put some popcorn n puffed rice (pori) in front of me. Therefore I won't be disturbing her...while she is busy carrying on with her routine household work!!
I have heard the story several times, that it is so hard to tell, where my memory ends and the story begins. At one point, I was so furious at my Mom, who made me...look like a helpless puppy! But, she added...when once, she felt so guilty and made me free, unfortunately the same day, I disappeared in the noon, leaving everyone in distress and confusion. Later, they found me walking happily behind the ice cream vendor. Oh man, I am so ashamed of my childhood stories. Gosh, considering the fact...I am mature now, wish they stop teasing me:(
Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric over the corn kernels. Mix 2-4 teaspoons of oil, as well. Cover and microwave over high for 2-3 minutes. (Actually I reversed the simple procedure...popped and then tried adding the color :P) Hope, you all knew that the kernels rise 4-6 times bigger...make sure that your oven safe vessel is big enough. Once the popping noise comes down, remove from the microwave. Well...give a minute resting time...before opening the contents. It has superb latent heat, may burn your fingers.