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Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn

A delicious fall snack flavored with brown sugar and spices
Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn recipe - The Daily Meal
Courtesy The National Popcorn Board

Mark National Poppin’ Corn Month (October) with this fall-inspired recipe from the National Popcorn Board. Ghee—a type of clarified butter—has long been used as a staple in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking and is an essential part of Ayurvedic cooking, making this Indian-spiced snack a must-try.

This recipe was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.

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5 m
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  • 8 Cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn
  • 1/3 Cup ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons flaked sea salt


Step 1: In large mixing bowl, place 8 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn.

Step 2: In saucepan set over medium heat, melt 1/3 cup ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Stir until dissolved.

Step 3: Bring to light boil; remove from heat.

Step 4: Toss ghee mixture and 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt with popcorn; transfer to serving bowl.