Easy Homemade Spicy Butter Popcorn Recipe

The first time I had spiced butter popcorn was at a friend’s house when I was in high school. The popcorn was a little bit bland, but the spiciness from the butter made it taste amazing! I have been craving this popcorn ever since. That spicy butter popcorn recipe was amazing. The texture of these popcorn are just right – fluffy and light and the butter makes them taste so good.

I love making popcorn. It’s one of those things that you can just pop in the microwave and it comes out perfect every single time. I’m sure that there are many different ways to make popcorn, but for me, it’s all about the spices. These spiced butter popcorn are a mix of butter, spices, and air. I don’t know why but I find that if I use too much butter, the popcorn doesn’t pop up. The opposite happens if I use too little butter. The popcorn never seems to pop up at all. So I use just enough butter to coat the popcorn and let the rest of the air get to work on the spiced butter flavor. This recipe is pretty easy to make.

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If you have made any kind of spiced butter popcorn before, you will probably be able to tell that this one has a little bit of an Indian twist to it. The recipe calls for some spices that I got from an Indian spice shop. The spices in this spicy butter popcorn recipe are garam masala, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom. Garam masala is a spice blend that is very common in Indian cooking. You can find it in many grocery stores and I’m sure that most people who grew up eating Indian food have a jar of it sitting in their spice cabinet. You can add more or less spices to this recipe depending on how much spiciness you want. I used about 1 teaspoon of each spice to make this batch of popcorn. If you want your popcorn to be extra spicy, you could add more spices or a little bit of hot sauce. I love the spiciness in this popcorn, but you might not like it as much. If you are sensitive to spice, feel free to use just a pinch of each spice. These spiced butter popcorn are perfect to serve at movie nights or any time you are watching a movie with friends. They are also great for holiday parties or any other gathering that calls for something delicious and easy to make. When I first saw this recipe, I was pretty excited. It looked like it would be a fun recipe to make and I was looking forward to trying it. Then, when I tried it, I wasn’t so sure. The popcorn turned out great, but the spiced butter was really bland. The spices were just sitting there on top of the popcorn and didn’t really add any flavor. I was hoping that the spices would add some flavor to the popcorn, but I was disappointed. I think that the spices were too strong for the popcorn and overpowered the flavor of the butter. I’m glad that I decided to try this recipe again because I love the spiciness in these popcorn. This time around, I used just a small pinch of each spice. This way, the spices really added some flavor to the popcorn for spicy butter popcorn recipe. Also, this time around, I mixed the spices in with the popcorn before popping it in the microwave. I think that this worked better than adding the spices to the popcorn after it had popped. You can use the same spices that I used in this recipe if you want. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I don’t have any idea where it came from. 

Easy Homemade spicy  Butter Popcorn Recipe:


1 cup popcorn kernels 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon

garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon

Directions To Make Spicy Butter Popcorn Recipe:

Pop the popcorn kernels in a large bowl. Pour the oil over the popcorn and mix well. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder evenly over the popcorn. Heat the oven to 200°F. In a large ovenproof skillet, place the popcorn on top of a sheet of aluminum foil and cover the pan with a lid. Place the pan in the oven and heat for 10 minutes. Uncover and stir the popcorn. Return to the oven and heat for 5 minutes more or until the kernels begin to pop. Cool slightly before serving.


1. How much butter should I use for spicy butter popcorn recipe?

I would recommend using at least 3/4 cup of butter for every 2 cups of popcorn.

2. Can I use margarine instead of butter?

Margarine is not recommended for cooking. It’s too soft and can burn easily.

3. Is it okay to use butter oil?

Yes, you can use butter oil in your popcorn.

4. How long will spicy butter popcorn lasts?

This recipe will last for a week if stored in an airtight container.

5. Do I need to add salt in popcorn?

Salt is not necessary, but it does add flavor.

6. How can I make the popcorn taste better?

Add some Parmesan cheese to the top of your popcorn.

7. Can I make popcorn on the stove?

Yes, you can. Just use a deep pot and heat the oil.

8. Can I use the same recipe of popcorn to make French fries?

Yes, you can use this same recipe for French fries.

9. Does popcorn cause gas and make you gassy?

Some people can have these side effects after eating popcorn, especially if they’re sensitive.

10. Does popcorn make you fart?

Popcorn is known to be healthy for you, as it contains lots of vitamins and minerals. However, it does also contain high amounts of fiber, which can cause problems, such as gas.

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