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Coconut Curry Stovetop Popcorn: A Homemade Sweet and Spicy Snack

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Coconut Curry Stovetop Popcorn is a snack favorite… for all time. It’s lightly sweet, spicy, and almost addictive!

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What I Love About Stovetop Popcorn

Ok. I am in love. And I don’t say that lightly. This Homemade Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry Popcorn is a new snack favorite… for all time. It’s lightly sweet, spicy, and almost addictive.

Plus, it’s the easiest snack… ever!

My neighbors, who’ve moved to our neighborhood from the curry capitals of the world, chuckle at me over this new favorite. But they nod their heads… because they know me. I am the one always asking for curry recipes—for every block party, every gathering, every cooking club meeting.

That’s me—hand-raised. Because of the ask, I’ve sampled the most delicious curries in the world. And I’ll never tire of them, whether it’s a quick and easy chicken curry recipe, roasted chickpeas, or popcorn!

I hope you love it too!

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When to Serve Stovetop Popcorn

So… now you understand why I love this Coconut Curry Popcorn.

No longer is popcorn that bland little, okay, it’s there and if I’m really munchy, maybe I’ll-take-a-bite kind of snack. For me, it’s like, “Are you going to finish that, husband?”

And yes, packed in snack-size baggies in my pantry goodies basket, are little bites of yum.

It’s movie season at our house. March Madness has passed, football is long over, baseball is just getting started… and while I’m sure there is a soccer game somewhere… I get the clicker for a little while– which means… some movies. My husband will watch it with me, sometimes. The son… well, no, not usually. But, if I’ve made snacks, maybe. I’m smiling… Popcorn will generally bring them around.

And this recipe will keep them interested.

If you love curry… try this! It’s so simple.

Stovetop Popcorn Ingredients

The recipe card at the bottom of this post contains ingredient measurements, but here is a quick look at what you need to make this oh-so-yummy snack!

  • Olive oil or coconut oil: I prefer coconut oil
  • Raw popcorn
  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar for the sweet part of sweet and salty
  • Curry powder
  • Cayenne powder: if you don’t want added heat, just skip this ingredient
  • Sea salt, to taste
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Homemade Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry Stovetop Popcorn

Coconut Curry Stovetop Popcorn is a snack favorite… for all time. It's lightly sweet, spicy, and almost addictive!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson



  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 kernels of popcorn. Once they pop, add the rest of the kernels, shake the pan lightly to distribute the oil. Cover the pan with a lid, but tilt or crack it slightly to let steam escape.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, curry powder, cayenne, and salt; whisk vigorously to combine. Keep warm while the popcorn pops.
  • When the popcorn finishes popping, immediately pour the warm curry butter over the popcorn while it’s still hot. Stir thoroughly. Transfer the popcorn to a large bowl and shake to make the unpopped kernels settle to the bottom.
  • Serve warm. Yum… and double yum!


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn, curry popcorn, healthy popcorn
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  1. Hi, quick question. When do you add the 3 tablespoons of brown? I love Curry and I’m going to make this recipe for my students.
    Thank you

    1. Oops! Add the brown sugar along with the curry seasoning. I’ll update the instructions! What a fun treat for your students!!

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