Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a Mexican Specialty. It is quite a healthy snack!


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan until it is very hot.
  2. Add the popcorn and cover with lid.
  3. Reduce the heat.
  4. Shake the pan occasionally so all the corn will cook and it will not brown.
  5. When the popping sound stops, remove pan from the heat and let cool slightly. Discard any kernels that have not popped.
  6. Add the chili powder. Shake the pan again and again to make sure that all of the corn is covered with chili powder.
  7. Transfer to a bowl. Add lime juice just before serving.
Most Helpful

Well, I really liked the idea of this, but in execution I thought it was lacking. The chili powder on its own didn't give the popcorn a great flavor, so I added a few shakes of cumin and garlic. Fixed this way, it was fairly good with the lime, which I just cut up into slices and squeezed as I ate, rather than getting all of the popcorn soggy at once. Glad I tried this, but probably won't make again as written. Thanks!

Kris B. March 07, 2009

I loved the flavors in this, especially the lime!

Maito March 21, 2010

This is good. Nice blend of flavors, with a little zip! I used a bag of microwaveable popcorn like previous reviewers. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews March 03, 2010

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