Spicy popped sorghum

Spicy popped sorghum

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About this recipe: Whole sorghum grains popped in chilli oil is a new twist on spicy popcorn. Add a little cinnamon and sugar for a sweet and spicy version.

Alli Shircliff

Serves: 1 

  • 1 tablespoon chilli oil, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons whole sorghum grains
  • salt to taste

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Heat chilli oil in a pot over medium heat; add sorghum grains and cover pot. Cook, shaking constantly, until the majority of sorghum is popped, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.


Sorghum is a cereal grain available in health food shops and online. It has the texture of pearl barley and is gluten-free. The whole grains can be popped like popcorn, cooked and added to salads and soups, or used as one element of breakfast bowls. It can also be found in flour form and used in baking.

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