Coconut Curry Popcorn | @naturallyella

No game or movie night would be complete without homemade popcorn in our house. It’s an easy treat that takes about 5 minutes to whip up and you can use so many different toppings. Homemade popcorn is one of those things that you really don’t need the store-convenience, microwave popcorn bags. All you need is a stovetop and a good-sized pot with lid. This particular curry popcorn variation is one of the easier recipes we do and it’s all dependent on having a good-flavored curry powder.

Curry Popcorn

Coconut Curry Popcorn

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6



  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder


  1. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large stock pot with a lid. Add kernels, cover with a lid, and cook, shaking the pot occasionally to prevent burning. Continue to cook until popping slows.
  2. Remove from heat and add the coconut flakes, coconut oil, curry powder, and ginger powder. Put the lid back on and shake vigorously until popcorn is well coated.
  3. Cover with lid and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Serve immediately.

Step by Step

Curry Popcorn


There are endless possibilities when it comes to making homemade popcorn but for this recipe I’m going to focus on keeping the curry powder, because it makes the recipe. A few ways you can up the anty on this curry popcorn:

Curry Variations: I love playing around with different curry spice blends (there’s a lot of variation from one curry powder to the next). A few different ones to check out include Jamaican, Japanese, or Madras.

Sweet: We like to occasionally make homemade kettle corn by adding a bit of cane sugar to the melted coconut (before adding the corn). Try adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of cane sugar before popping- it adds the perfect amount of sweetness!

Spicy: If you pick up a curry powder that isn’t spicy but want that kick, try adding a pinch or two of cayenne to the mixture!

Vegan Coconut Curry Popcorn

First published on February 13th, 2012. Last updated on April 1st, 2017.