Place the ghee, popcorn, and salt in a large, heavy-gauge, 8-quart metal mixing bowl.The bowl allows the un-popped kernels to sink and the popped kernels to rise. Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and poke 10 slits in the top with a knife.
Place the bowl over medium heat and shake constantly using a pair kitchen towels to hold the bowl. Continue shaking until about 8 seconds pass between two kernels popping, approximately 3 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the heat and carefully remove the foil. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with toppings, if desired, and consume hot.