I’ve been following Joanne’s blog, Eats Well With Others, for several years now. We had plans to finally meet up and cook and eat together, and I wanted to give her some sort of food gift. I’ve had Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes for Giving by Diane Morgan (Google Affiliate Ad) for a while now, but haven’t made anything from it. So who better to make a foodie gift for than another food blogger?! I had a few recipes flagged, but decided on this one after I almost burnt down my kitchen and didn’t want to do any more cooking. This spice blend smells wonderful! It made a bunch, so I have some for myself, too. I paired it with some popcorn kernels from my local Farmers’ Market, and a mason jar of Chile-Infused Vodka from my other project, The Domestic Mixologist. I hope she likes it!
Bollywood Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning
Gifts Cooks Love – Sur La Table
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Makes about 2 cups popcorn seasoning, enough to fill three (5- to 6-ounce) spice jars
1 3/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
7 tablespoons Madras curry powder
3 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons kosher or sea salt
1 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Food Processor, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Three Spice Jars or Tins
1. In a food processor, fitted with the metal blade, pulverize the coconut into tiny bits, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the curry powder, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne and garlic powder. Pulse to combine.
2. Divide into 3/4-cup portions and transfer to jars or tins with tight-fitting lids.
Storing: Store the popcorn seasoning away from heat and light for up to 4 months.
Gift card: This Bollywood Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning was blended on [give date] and can be enjoyed for up to 4 months. Generously sprinkle it over freshly popped popcorn coated with melted butter. It can also be tossed with microwave popcorn; just be sure to drizzle it with melted butter so the seasoning clings to each kernel!
Gift-giving tips: Tie each jar or tin with raffia or ribbon and attach a gift card. To turn this into a gift basket, consider including popcorn kernels. To make the gift more elaborate, see page 173 for a Retro Popcorn Gift Kit idea.
Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars