When you make sure that every meal, and even snacks, include all 6 tastes you know your meal will satisfy!. Sweet, salty. spicy, bitter, astringent and sour are all present in this popcorn seasoning. This panoply of  flavors signals to your body that is it being well nourished and you are less likely to have cravings later. Also these spices make sure that your body assimilates the corn fully. Keep a jar of it by your stove and use a light dusting to jazz up sandwiches, salad or soup.


These quantities are rough—so adjust to your taste!

In a hot fry pan add spices in this order, toasting each a few seconds before adding the next. I like to toast the spices in whole form and then grind them all together.

  • 1 tsp black pepper corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp hing

When they have all released their fragrances grind them in a mortar and pestle or food processor and add:

  • 1 tsp amchur powder (dried green mango—you might also try ground pomegranate seeds or sumac?)
  • 1 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tsp saindouv or Himalayan salt

Sprinkle over popcorn freshly popped in ghee!