Indian-Style Popcorn

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 5 mins

Think of this as a savory trail mix from the kitchens of India.



3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 small red onion, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add cumin, chili powder and turmeric. Add popcorn and stir well. Pop corn, shaking pan occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat. Add onion, lemon juice, cilantro and peanuts. Toss well, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Adapted with permission from Monica Bhide's Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen.



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