Butter Chicken Popcorn

Photo By: Adam Ahmed


This month we’re celebrating wordy women and women empowerment and I don’t need to look further than my Markham neighborhood, home to Lily Singh aka Superwoman, before she moved to LA. I admire Lily for her strength, determination and just for being so god damn funny. I hear through the grapevine, that her favourite snack is popcorn and today we’re going to create Butter Chicken Popcorn. Now who doesn’t love butter chicken right? This recipe isn’t about just throwing some spices on popcorn and calling it a day, I’m gonna infuse all the flavours of a traditional butter chicken into melted butter to pour over freshly popped corn.


  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • Pinch dried fenugreek or kasuri methi
  • 2 tsps chicken stock powder
  • 1 tsp thick tomato puree
  • 1 tsp milk powder (or creamer)
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels or 1 bag microwave popcorn


  1. On low heat, melt the butter and add the onion granules, garlic powder, turmeric, chili & cumin powder, sesame seeds, dried fenugreek, chicken powder, tomato paste and milk powder. Bring these gently to a warm temperature (not to scorch the ingredients) and leave aside
  2. Pop the kernels and pour the butter chicken butter all over and toss to coat

Photography by: Adam Ahmed