Kale & Moringa Leaf Popcorn

I rarely fire up the charcoal grill solely for the purpose of cooking one item, but usually try to make full use of the hot coals by roasting an ear or two of corn, a few peppers or some other vegetable to be used for a future meal. I had my heart set on popcorn, and all it would take was a little pile of charcoal and my camping popcorn popper to accomplish. Besides, with that method it could be done without oil.

Disclosure: I did use just a little oil to ensure the seasonings would adhere.

popcorn

popcorn


Wouldn’t you know it!? The Carolina wrens were building a nest inside the barbecue. They did that last year too, and when I moved the nest the parent birds readily accepted the new location a few feet away. Obviously it is more than just the squirrels and feral cats that have no compunctions about appropriating my spaces for their own purposes.

popcorn

popcorn


The corn popped beautifully as planned.

 

popcorn


To season the popcorn I used equal portions of Moringa leaf powder, powdered kale, cumin powder, turmeric powder, black pepper, mango powder (amchur) and black salt.

popcorn

popcorn

popcorn

popcorn

popcorn

popcorn

popcorn


I love the flavor combination of cumin, amchur (green mango powder) and black salt.
A couple shakes of popcorn and spices in a paper bag distributed the seasonings perfectly.

popcorn

popcorn



 


18 thoughts on “Kale & Moringa Leaf Popcorn

    1. Black salt is a mineral salt mined in the Himalayas of India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is actually pink to dark purple in color, but is not the same as Himalayan pink salt. The sulfur content gives it an aroma and flavor reminiscent of eggs. Many health benefits are claimed for black salt.

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      1. I don’t know what the tiny brown balls are made of but they are salty and have the flavor of cumin. They are not crunchy but melt in your mouth. I am certain that the word gol was part of the name.

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      2. Oh you are thinking of jeeragoli! Indian stores do carry it. It is eaten as a digestive, right? I am sure you will be able to recreate it.
        It is toasted powdered cumin seeds, amchur powder, sugar,black salt and lime juice combined to ‘lump’ it together to make the mini balls.

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      3. Yes! That’s what it is! I have some in a little jar but no longer have the packaging so I forgot the name. I love those flavors of sweet sour and salty! When I went to boarding school in North India my roommates would share jeeragoli with me (and homemade mango pickle).

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  1. How very interesting! I tend to eat popcorn about once a year, and then with absolutely nothing on it. Qué boring! But yours looks very appealing as a completely different snack. Can I order it online? ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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