Appetizers, Recipes

SRC: Coconut Curry Popcorn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Secret Recipe Club! For the month of April, I was assigned Leandra’s blog, Love & Flour. Leandra lives in Charlotte, and claims to have a dual affiliation for/affliction of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Florida Gators. My husband says this is absolutely impossible, but he is a diehard Buckeye so that’s to be expected I suppose. 🙂 I’ve long admired Leandra’s blog because of her lovely photography and creative recipes, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to make something from her blog! I was quite torn between many delicious dishes like this unique Popcorn Bread, a lovely Sparkling Rosemary Grapefruit Soda, or a scrumptious-looking White Texas Sheet Cake. In the end, I went with ease and simplicity, but just because this recipe came together in about five minutes flat does NOT mean it is lacking in any way.

Coconut Curry Popcorn | thepajamachef.com

No, actually this Coconut Curry Popcorn has big flavor and has absolutely revolutionized my popcorn habit. Normally I’m a butter ‘n salt girl. I pin all sorts of popcorn recipes but haven’t ever made any of them. So making this popcorn seasoning was a step of faith… and truth be told, I was kind of SCARED to try it.

Coconut Curry Popcorn | thepajamachef.com

How ridiculous is that? I love coconut and I love curry, but I think I was just terrified that I’d ruin a perfectly good batch of popcorn with a weird seasoning. To be fair, I have curried myself out in the past but I haven’t had any in awhile so I figured I’d be safe now. But Leandra described this popcorn in such a way that I absolutely HAD to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did. It’s everything good at once… salty, sweet, spicy. This seasoning certainly has a little bit of kick to it, but the sweetness and warmth from the sugar, coconut, cinnamon, and ginger provide an awesome balance that is way too addictive for my taste. I’m glad this recipe makes a lot [even after I cut it down from the original] so I can keep some in the cupboard for easy access every time a craving strikes.

Coconut Curry Popcorn | thepajamachef.com

Thanks for the great recipe, Leandra! Enjoy! 🙂

Coconut Curry Popcorn | thepajamachef.com

one year ago: Dark Chocolate Crumb Bars
two years ago: Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing
three years ago: Chicken Pot Pie

Coconut Curry Popcorn [from Love & Flour]
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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • popped plain popcorn

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except popcorn in a food processor, then pulse until coconut flakes are broken down. Toss over popcorn, then store remaining seasoning in an airtight container.

Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 1/2 cup popcorn seasoning.

Be sure to check out all the other SRC recipes for the month at the link below!

Linked up with: Weekend Potluck.

37 thoughts on “SRC: Coconut Curry Popcorn”

  1. I probably would’ve second guessed myself with this too. But the flavors sound beautiful. Its an interesting take on popcorn, will have to try it out.

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  2. I’m a total popcorn-a-holic, especially when it’s topped with a salty-sweet combo. (My go-to is smoked sea salt with a little sugar and a pinch of cayenne. Nom.) So obviously, this recipe sounds like it’s right up my alley. So glad you took that leap of faith and made it! 🙂

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  3. Oh Sarah, this made me laugh out loud. I understand where your husband is coming from, and I feel the need to defend myself. Perhaps I should describe my UF experience tolerable as opposed to outright fandom. More importantly, I’m glad you liked the recipe you chose. It’s one of my favorites too.

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    1. haha…i will pass that along to ben! i personally am NOT an ohio state fan (i grew up in purdue country, and went to grad school at indiana university)…and so i can kinda understand your situation, since purdue and IU are rivals. this popcorn was delish! i can’t wait to try more of your recipes 🙂 thanks!

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  4. Oh yum, this sounds fabulous. I don’t know why I don’t bother with flavoring popcorn except for the occassional batch of caramel corn to give as gifts. There are so many fun ways to flavor it!! I esp love that there’s some sweetness to this one, that sounds so good with the spices and coconut.

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  5. It’s been so long since I’ve made popcorn! For some reason I only seem to make it for parties or holidays which is so silly! This sounds awesome – such a great snack!

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