Curried Popcorn

Pop! . . . goes the . . . popcorn?

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

Time to ‘fess up. Do you buy microwave popcorn or do you make it from scratch? Be honeeeeest. Because if you say microwave I’ll totally high-five you. It’s dang good, isn’t it? All that powered extra-terrestrial butter madness? LU-HUVE it.

But! You should totally start making it yourself. Hi, it takes the exact same amount of time. And you get to decide on the flavors. Control freaks unite! And you can change it up every single time. Adventure seekers unite! And it has way, way less fat and calories. Healthy grubbers unite!

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

You know it’s a whole grain, right? I knew you did. I was just making sure. I’m mostly trying to distract you from the avocado stain right under this word right here.

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

We’ve actually been homemade popcorn enthusia-errrr, freaks for a good amount of years now. Usually Aaron comes up with the different seasoning combinations, but I have to say, one of my favorites is this majorly simple Indian flavor mix (that I created. not aaron. it was me. don’t let him tell you any different.) with just dark brown sugar, garam masala, and a pinch of salt. POW. It’s just crazy. It’s not over the top, which is kind of contradictory to what I just said, but whatever.

Aaaand, instead of butter I used coconut oil. Which is still incredible, je promets!

On top of popping the corn in the coconut oil, I used a coconut oil spray to coat the popcorn before adding the seasoning, so that it sticks better. Using that noggin of mine, you guys.

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

On this particular day it was unseasonably warm, so I served the poppies (I shouldn’t call it poppies, should I?) with homemade dill pickles, a bottle of white wine, and iced mint tea, for the babies.

I’m just kidding! The babies drank wine with me.

MOM, I’m ju. . .

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

I know it looks jankyloo to use a soup ladle as a popcorn scoop, but it works! And I’ll stand by it with fervent loyalty forever and ever and ever and ever. Or until someone buys me an actual scoop.

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

Will’s mesmerized by the DIY fan blade wind turbine that Aaron made and installed at the top of our chimney. Nerd. (Aaron, not Will.)

I’m mesmerized at how the puff that he was trying to eat actually looks like an earring. Dork. (Will, not me.)

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

We did not eat that stuffed kitty, fyi. I know you were concerned.

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

Natalie’s waving hi! She’s not waving hi. At all.

Okay so, ya gotta try this! Simple ingredients, complex flavors, poppidy pop, sit yo’self on a blanket with friends, wine, and a heated game of UNO.

I’m really good at UNO. I know you were concerned.

Curried Popcorn / Bev Cooks

Get popped!

Curried Popcorn:

What it took for about 12 cups, give or take:

* 2 Tbs. coconut oil
* 1/2 cup corn kernels
* coconut oil spray (vegetable oil spray works fine, too)
* 2 Tbs. dark brown sugar
* 2 Tbs. garam masala
* 1 pinch of salt

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot or dutch oven. Add the kernels and place the lid on top. Once they start popping, shake the pot around a bit to make sure most of the kernels will pop (and not burn). After about 5 minutes, the popping will slow down. Once there are 3 seconds between the pops, take it off the heat.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, garam masala and the pinch of salt. Toss with your fingers to mix.

Lightly toss the popcorn around with one hand, while lightly coating it with coconut oil spray with the other hand. This will help the seasoning stick.

Sprinkle the popcorn with the curry seasoning and toss to coat.

Transfer to a serving bowl and invite all your pals over! Or just me?

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Okay now tell me your favorite seasoning combos so that I can get jealous and pretend I came up with them.


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18 Responses to Curried Popcorn

  1. Deanna October 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm #
    my favorite is an everything salt that made popcorn taste just like my very favorite everything bagel. I just ran it all through a spice grinder so it would be small enough to stick.
    • Deanna October 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm #
      Please forgive that horrible excuse for grammar. I shouldn't comment on blogs while on my 2nd glass of wine. It's not pretty.
  2. Ronni October 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm #
    Whirley Pop. Whirley Pop! I got a Whirley Pop and it changed the game.
  3. Katie October 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm #
    We like to dump buckets of nutritional yeast on our popcorn over here. But first, buckets of butter. Then yeast. It's the ultimate.
    • betty October 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm #
      yes! nutritional yeast always!
  4. Karishma October 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm #
    My mom never let us make microwave popcorn so we always do it on the stove! love the idea of putting garam masala on this! :)
  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 9, 2014 at 3:12 am #
    This is such a fabulous snack. Can't go wrong with something like this!
  6. Sharana @ Living THe Sweet Life blog October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am #
    SOunds lovely ... seriously, you had me at control freaks unite ;)
  7. Jennifer J October 9, 2014 at 9:34 am #
    I've been on a popcorn roll lately but more of the candied sort for parties....caramel, salted caramel, birthday cake, and Nutella. Kind of my go to thing this fall. I need to try some regular seasonings. Great post! I purchased the air popping shooter machine though....too scared to do it on the glass top stove. Reminds me of my childhood with the dish on top that not only measures your popcorn kernels but melts your margarine too (no money for butter back then)
  8. Allana October 9, 2014 at 11:45 am #
    Mmm! Love the idea of curried popcorn! I adore mine with chopped rosemary + asiago + truffle oil and if I went to the gym before all of this...then sure....I'll drizzle some truffle butter on top. Because, truffles!
  9. Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm #
    I have a friend who always makes fun of me for being a semi-foodie and not making my own popcorn. I always brushed him off - but now, with this recipe, I may be turned on to the making your own popcorn thing!!! It sounds delish!!!!!
  10. Lesley October 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm #
    Pickle flavored salt, and ranch dressing mix. Don't judge.
  11. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist October 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm #
    I love this! I always pop my own and love paprika and pepper on mine but curry is just my fav so I'm going to have to do this one! Yum. My friends in college would always have movie nights around my work schedule knowing I'd pop popcorn on the stove versus the bags they hoarded (yes, I had very lazy friends).
  12. Kristen October 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm #
    we love homemade popcorn and I can't wait to to try out your idea of spraying it with coconut oil first!
  13. Lesley October 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm #
    We love stovetop popcorn in our house so I'll be happy to try this seasoning combo! It sounds delicious. Have you tried the 'perfect stovetop popcorn' technique where you remove pot from heat for 30 seconds after you add the kernels, then continue with popping as usual? It works like a charm and there are no unpopped kernels!
  14. popcon review May 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm #
    Wow, this article is nice, my sister is analyzinng these kinds oof things, so I am going to let know her.


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