Sunday, June 27, 2010

Curry Kettlecorn

Is anyone besides me terrified of that orange grease that gets pumped into movie theater popcorn? Even the store-bought "butter flavor" variety is adulterated with refined soybean oil, excess salt and other nasties.

On it's own, popcorn is a whole grain, single-ingredient food that's surprisingly high in disease-preventing polyphenols. Adding pure melted butter tastes delicious and saves you from the toxic orange doom-slick.

I eat popcorn a lot more often now that I know that the kernels pop in the microwave without oil. Either this is the popcorn business's best-kept secret, or everyone I know is just pretending they don't believe me so I'll nuke a batch to prove it.

Either way, I'm addicted to the buttery, sweet-curry flavor of this popcorn! It's the only thing I use my microwave for. Enjoy.

3-Ingredient Curry Kettlecorn
Total Kitchen Time: 5 minutes! Serves 2.

1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 Tbls. butter
1 tsp. sugar

Free Spice Blend
1/2 tsp. curry powder
sea salt to taste

Pour dry kernels into microwave-safe bowl and cover with a slightly damp paper towel.

Microwave on high 4 minutes or until popping becomes infrequent.

Use potholders to remove the HOT bowl.

Toss kernels with melted butter, sugar, salt and curry powder.


  1. Hi Terita! I'm terrified of the orange grease! And I love corn-might make caramel popcorn this week or maybe this-it sounds easier!

  2. Have you ever seen Ghost World? The main character works at a movie theater for a day and when she pumps the butter she goes "ughk..." My dad looked at me and said "that reminds me of someone..." heh. I made some watermelon pops after being inspired by your post, just thought I'd tell you. :)

  3. Oh, and one day my dad saw me popping lose kernels in a bowl in the microwave and he said, "Where's the bag...oil...or popcorn maker. Does that even work?" I showed him how and now that's how he makes popcorn!

  4. Woohoo! Popcorn revolution. :)

  5. this is craveable! i love it!