Spoonful of Chutney – Masala Popcorn

By: Shreya Suresh

Of late, I’ve been nostalgic for the popcorn of my childhood – a little spicier and a little less buttery. Then I visited a cousin who told me it’s quite easy to make at home. I could’ve waited until the weekend to enjoy it with a late night movie, but my impatience got the best of me and I made it on a Monday night.


Without further ado, here’s the recipe for Masala Popcorn.

Masala Popcorn


¼ cup popping kernels  

1 tablespoon oil

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon red chili powder

½ teaspoon ground cumin

Curry powder (adjust according to how spicy you want it)

Add all the ingredients to a thick-bottomed pot and place over a medium heat. Keep the pot partially covered with a lid and shake around from time to time. When the popping slows down, pour into a large serving bowl.

Enjoy with hot tea and a movie!


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