Party Popcorn

Party Popcorn

This fast easy and delicious snack is perfect with aperitives. And it is entirely thanks to Nigella Lawson for this excellent aromatic treat, ready in minutes!

Serves8 Origin Fusion
Preparation 2 mins Heat rating (Mild)
Cooking 4-5mins Ease (Very easy)
Vegetarian Yes


2tsps Ground Cinnamon
2tsps Ground Cumin, organic
2tsps Sweet Paprika
200g popcorn kernels
2Tbs sunflower oil
50-70g butter

4 tsp caster sugar
4 tsp salt (free flow table salt)


Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed lidded pan over a high heat. Add the popcorn kernels, and put the lid on immediately. The popcorn will begin popping within a minute, do not remove the lid at this point. Shake the pan a couple of times to make sure the kernels all fall to the bottom and to reduce the risk of burning. Once the popping subsides (in about 2mins) remove from the heat and leave covered for a few seconds so that the residual heat can pop any remaining kernels and remove the lid.

In a small pan melt the butter and add the spices, salt and sugar, stir for a few seconds and relove from the heat.

Pour the spiced butter over the popcorn and stir thoroughly to coat as much of the popcorn as possible.

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