Indian-Style Popcorn

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 100
  • Glycemic Load 3
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%