Indian Spiced Popcorn

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Serves: 32

Category: Small Savoury Bites


  • 110g (½ cup) corn kernels  (makes 8 cups of popped corn)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 20mL polyunsaturated oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • ¼  teaspoon chilli powder
  • To serve: paper bags; zip lock bags; paper/plastic cups


  1. Prepare popcorn as per instructions using a popcorn maker
  2. Place cumin seeds in a frypan and heat gently for 1 minute, transfer to a large bowl, add popcorn
  3. Heat oil in the same pan, stir in remaining spices, add spice mix to popcorn and stir to coat
  4. Place 3/4 cup of popcorn in a brown paper bag, patty case or cone made from greaseproof paper.

Note: for Mexican style popcorn swap the garam masala for 2 teaspoons Mexican chilli powder

Popcorn conversion

2 tablespoons corn kernels (1/8 cup)  =  2 cups popcorn
4 tablespoons corn kernels (1/4 cup)  =  4 cups popcorn
8 tablespoons corn kernels (1/2 cup)  =  8 cups popcorn

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