Smoky Curried Popcorn


I have a popcorn problem. If you offer me popcorn as a snack, I will always accept.



Dan makes fun of me whenever I suggest making some. “I’m shocked that you’d want popcorn,” he says.


While I usually pop some in just a little canola oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt or Garlic Gold, sometimes I want something more adventurous.


Grated cheese does not stick well to popcorn unless you add lots of butter. Which kind of defeats the “healthy snack” aspect.


Making your own popcorn seasoning is SO fun. And cheap.


Friends and family, many of you may be getting popcorn seasoning, packaged with some kernels, as birthday, holiday or host(ess) gifts.


Because seriously, savory healthy snacks don’t get much more delicious than this.

Smoky Curried Popcorn

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1/4 cup


  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a jar. Sprinkle over fresh popcorn for a smoky, savory treat.


  1. Molly I, says

    Do you have any good tips for making cinnamon sugar popcorn? Any other popcorn flavors?

  2. Laurel says

    That looks awesome, I love popcorn too! I always use a small spray of pam butter to make parmesan stick to my popcorn πŸ˜‰ but this still looks healthier!

  3. Jenn says

    Ohhh! I am so glad that someone else likes spices on their popcorn! When ever I put something besides salt on the popcorn my family looks at me like I am nuts!
    My current favorite is Garlic salt and Cumin! Sooo tasty!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    Just found your blog and this recipe. What a great spice combo idea! I’ve recently been making a lot of sweet popcorn toppings, now I want to try this savory one!