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Chilli Potatoes – Hakka-style

If you know me at all, then you’d know that Indian Hakka – or more explicitly, Indian-style Chinese, is one of my favourite cuisines to indulge in! I absolutely love the robust, aromatic flavours and can never get enough of them! Over the years, I’ve shared quite a few of my staple Indo-Chinese recipes on... The post Chilli Potatoes – Hakka-style appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less


Ask Meena: Easy Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry

We’re back into the swing of things with school and somewhat normal weekday routines. Baby Dude just started with middle school and is ecstatic that he now has his own locker. School lunches are back on my weekly meal (this Easy Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry has made an appearance a couple of times already!) and I... The post Ask Meena: Easy Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Product Reviews, Meena, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, Ask Meena, 30-Minutes or Less, Easy Chicken Noodle Stir Fry


Quick Chilli Achar: Indian Chilli Pickle and a sneak peek of my NEW cookbook!

In exactly a week’s time, my latest cookbook – The Instant Pot Vegan Indian Cookbook, will be out in stores! It’s already available for preorder and the Kindle version is currently on sale on Amazon. I really can’t contain my excitement and so, to celebrate with you all, I’m sharing a preview of the book... The post Quick Chilli Achar: Indian Chilli Pickle and a sneak peek of my NEW cookbook! appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, ACHAR, 30-Minutes or Less


Spiced Grilled Corn – Indian-style (Bhutta)

It’s been a hot minute since I popped in here and shared. And boy, do I have news to share! If you follow me on my social media like Instagram and Facebook, then you probably already know what I’m about to say. If not, then why? Jokes apart, let me start off by offering you... The post Spiced Grilled Corn – Indian-style (Bhutta) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Bhutta, 30-Minutes or Less


Mediterranean Chicken Burgers

Before I get to today’s recipe of Mediterranean Chicken Burgers, there is something I need to say. Hooked on Heat has always been more than just a hobby for me. Since the fall of 2005, when I wrote my first post, this blog has been my outlet to voice my creativity. What started out on... The post Mediterranean Chicken Burgers appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less, Mediterranean Chicken Burgers


Kids LunchBox Idea: Paneer Croissants

Raise your hand if you love croissants. Now wave them around if you’re intrigued with the idea of Paneer Croissants! There comes a time in everyone’s life when getting into shape takes the topmost priority, and eating healthy seems like the only thing you can think of. For Hubby Dear and me, okay, maybe just... The post Kids LunchBox Idea: Paneer Croissants appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less


Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf)

This recipe for Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf) was sponsored by Veal Farmers of Ontario. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. Winter has always been one of my most favourite times of the year. The fresh snowfall, a burning fireplace,... The post Keema Matar Pulao (Ground Meat & Peas Pilaf) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less, Keema Matar Pulao Ground Meat amp, Keema Matar Pulao Ground Meat Peas Pilaf, Veal Farmers of Ontario


Easy Spinach & Cheese Croissants and At-Home New Year’s Eve Ideas

This recipe for Spinach & Cheese Croissants was sponsored by HelloFresh. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. I’ve had a few readers ask me tips on how to throw a small scale New Year’s Eve party with recipes that are still festive, yet... The post Easy Spinach & Cheese Croissants and At-Home New Year’s Eve Ideas appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less, Spinach Cheese Croissants


Instant Pot Tomato Rice

It’s mid-week. Which just means that energy levels of us regular 9-5 folk are slowly dying out. It’s also raining heavily outside, which means that a warm comfort meal ranks high on the wishlist! The simple solution – a one-pot meal like this Instant Pot Tomato Rice warming enough to drive away those heebee-jeebees! One-pot... The post Instant Pot Tomato Rice appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Rice, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less, Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes


Dahiwali Chicken Curry

When it comes to simple everyday meals, I find it hard to succumb myself to the traditional Indian daily routine of Dal–Sabzi, translated, simply meaning a lentil and vegetable preparation. My idea of a simple Indian lunch would mainly consist of a quick Chicken Curry and a side of rice and a salad.  Often, when... The post Dahiwali Chicken Curry appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Chicken Curry, Dahiwali Chicken Curry, 30-Minutes or Less


Instant Pot Chole (Chickpea Curry)

To this day, almost 17 years in since we first met, Hubby Dear still relishes my Chana Masala with as much gusto as he did the first time I made it for him. I on the hand, cannot stand it as much. Although I do love chickpeas in other variations, Chana Masala does not quite... The post Instant Pot Chole (Chickpea Curry) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Diwali Recipes, Chana Masala, Dinner Diary, 30-Minutes or Less, Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes, Chole Chickpea Curry


Aloo Tamatar Sabzi: Potato and Tomato Stir-fry

Good food is nice. Delicious exotic food is even better. But when you’ve overfed yourself with a variety of scrumptiously rich delicacies, the mind begins to move to a more subtle and simple option – like this quick and easy Aloo Tamatar Sabzi recipe. The past few days saw us gorging on the best of... The post Aloo Tamatar Sabzi: Potato and Tomato Stir-fry appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Aloo Tamatar Sabzi


Spicy Masala Devilled Eggs

This recipe for Spicy Masala Devilled Eggs was created in partnership with Egg Farmers of Canada. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. Call me crazy but is there anything better than a Devilled Egg to get the party started? Throw in an Indian... The post Spicy Masala Devilled Eggs appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Canada, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Spicy Masala Devilled Eggs


Vegan Shami Kebabs – A Simple Indian Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is always one of my favourite days of the year. For me, it’s the perfect excuse to fill your home with the people you love and spend the day eating good, comfort food – like these vegan Shami Kebabs! This year, Thanksgiving will look so very different from what we’re actually used to. But... The post Vegan Shami Kebabs – A Simple Indian Thanksgiving Menu appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less


Easy Indian Entertaining and a recipe for Matar Paneer

The Holiday season is fast approaching and most often than not, it’s already here banging on my door before I can even bat an eyelid. Oh, who am I kidding! My Holiday season began early this month with the onset of Diwali. What started as a simple family brunch, quickly turned into a full-fledged dinner... The post Easy Indian Entertaining and a recipe for Matar Paneer appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Diwali, Popular Recipes, INDIAN COOKING 101, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less


Palak Keema: Ground Chicken with Spinach

Before I get to today’s Palak Keema recipe, let me tell you a little bit about what some of my eating habits used to be like. I used to be a very picky eater! Yes, strange as it may seem to you, it’s true. Even enthusiastic cooks don’t eat it all, sometimes. Up until a... The post Palak Keema: Ground Chicken with Spinach appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Keema, Ground Chicken, 30-Minutes or Less


How I Meal Plan and a recipe for Quick Instant Pot Chicken Pulao

I often get a ton of emails asking for help with meal planning and readers wanting to know if and how I do it. Well, to be honest, I do meal plan and have been doing so for the past 15 years. It has helped me immensely on days when I’m completely bogged down and can’t bother to even come up with an idea for dinner. Knowing that I’ve planned and shopped for at least six meals, makes it so much easier for me to simply pick one that would suit my mood and the time I have on hand on any given day. I...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes


Aloo Baingan: Indian-style Potato & Eggplant Stir-fry

I can’t deny the fact that my cooking has many a time reflected my moods. Like the time I baked four large pizzas because I was feeling artistic and wanted to create a masterpiece, literally! Or when I bake a lusciously rich chocolate cake to give myself a pat on the back. Or even the time when I cooked an extravagant 5-course meal to thank Hubby Dear for a wonderful Valentine gift. And especially today, when I cooked this Aloo Baingan for dinner after a long chat on the phone with a very close ...
Tags: Travel, Valentine, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hubby Dear, 30-Minutes or Less, Aloo Baingan


Dahi Bhindi: Okra cooked with Yogurt

Growing up in a household where vegetables were always given high preference over meat – like this Dahi Bhindi recipe, I wasn’t always happy during meal times. Like any rebellious child, I despised anything green and considered “healthy” in my Mom’s dictionary. As a spunky 17 year old starting fresh at college and living in a hostel miles away from the caring tender hands that caressed Mom’s cooking, I had grudgingly succumbed myself to the meals catered at my college campus. To my added disappo...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Dahi Bhindi


Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken – Air Fryer and Oven Version

I still can’t believe that summer’s already here! The sun’s shining, birds chirping, flowers blooming and the trees are all green again. And with it, comes joyful times – of enjoying an early dinner in the backyard, of late evening walks around the block, camping trips, biking through undiscovered trails and yes, of course, picnics with crispy Spicy Fried Chicken. Picnics have always been a favourite summer thing for me. There’s something about packing a comforting and fun lunch, a blanket and a...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Fried Chicken, 30-Minutes or Less, Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken, Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken Air Fryer


Ask Meena: Grilled Corn Chaat

I love getting emails from readers asking for menu ideas when hosting an Indian-themed party. Here’s one I received from Jen a couple of days ago that inspired me to make this Grilled Corn Chaat recipe: Dear Meena, I’m hosting our monthly book club and my selection is Interpreter of Maladies – a series of short stories that I absolutely love.  We try to coordinate our meeting’s food with our book’s subject – usually just appetizers & dessert, but occasionally a full meal. I’d love to make some g...
Tags: Travel, Jen, Meena, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Ask Meena, 30-Minutes or Less


Dahi Vadas (Dahi Bhalla): Fried Dumplings in Yogurt Sauce

This recipe for Dahi Vadas, also popularly known as Dahi Bhalla, was created in partnership with  Hamilton Beach Canada, as one of their brand ambassadors. All opinions, as always, are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. I clearly remember the very first Diwali party Hubby Dear and I threw together as a married couple. We had invited a bunch of our closest friends – about ten in total and ordered them to dress up in their finest traditional Indian outfits. We...
Tags: Travel, Diwali, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Dahi Bhalla, Hamilton Beach Canada, 30-Minutes or Less, Dahi Vadas Dahi Bhalla, Dahi Vadas, Chaats Samosas Chole Bhature, Dahi Vada


Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu & Veggies

I recently made this quick and simple Thai Curry Noodle Soup over the weekend and immediately remembered the last time I had it, which was quite a while ago! Just before the end of last year, I taught my first hands-on cooking class to a small group of food enthusiasts. The class was called ‘Tasty Bites’, and comprised of mainly finger foods and appetizers – perfect for the upcoming holiday season and also my absolute favourite kind of meal to enjoy with company! Some of the recipes we worked on...
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Curry Noodle Soup, Beetroot Raita Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Zaatar Spiced Pita Chips Mint Kebabs


Super Crispy Onion Pakoda – Indian-style Onion Fritters

When we were in India a few years ago, we lived next to a recreation club that had one of my favourite poolside cafes. They served some of the best comfort food you could ever ask for, and every single thing on the menu was lip-smacking good! The Iced Cappuccino and crispy Onion Pakoda was one of my favourite combos to indulge in after a long leisurely swim. We would often begin our weekends at the club. After spending over an hour in the pool, the three of us would drag our tired and shrivelled...
Tags: Travel, India, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pakoda, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less


Onion Pakoda – Indian-style Onion Fritters

When we were in India a few years ago, we lived next to a recreation club that had one of my favourite poolside cafes. They served some of the best comfort food you could ever ask for, and every single thing on the menu was lip-smacking good! The Iced Cappuccino and crispy Onion Pakoda was one of my favourite combos to indulge in after a long leisurely swim. We would often begin our weekends at the club. After spending over an hour in the pool, the three of us would drag our tired and shrivelled...
Tags: Travel, India, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pakoda, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less


Onion Pakoda

When we were in India a few years ago, we lived next to a recreation club that had one of my favourite poolside cafes. They served some of the best comfort food you could ever ask for, and every single thing on the menu was lip-smacking good! The Iced Cappuccino and crispy Onion Pakoda was one of my favourite combos to indulge in after a long leisurely swim. We would often begin our weekends at the club. After spending over an hour in the pool, the three of us would drag our tired and shrivelled...
Tags: Travel, India, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pakoda, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, 30-Minutes or Less


Palak Paneer (Paneer with Spinach)

This post was sponsored by Nanak Foods but all opinions are my own. I only write about and recommend products I use and love myself. If there is ONE green vegetable we can’t get enough of in this house, then that would have to be, hands down, spinach! Spinach is something that finds its way into my shopping cart week after week – be it in the form of fresh baby leaves in a bag or as a frozen block. I add it to my salads, sandwiches, omelettes, simmer it in my Dals, and relish it in a million oth...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Nanak Foods


Kadhai Chicken (Stir-fried Chicken with Peppers)

We had showers pouring in non-stop yesterday. All that drowsy weather left us blue and craving for some soul food. One quick look into my fridge and I just knew the peppers I bought over a week ago were going to go bad soon. Another quick peek into the freezer and pantry, and the ball was set to roll. Hubby Dear was all too happy to hear what was on the menu – his favourite Kadhai Chicken! A quick few minutes later, we had a hearty lunch waiting to be devoured!! On a day like this when all I wan...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Hubby Dear, 30-Minutes or Less, Kadhai Chicken Stir, Kadhai Chicken


Quick & Easy Coconut Fish Curry

One area where I always seem to excel as someone who could have organization as their middle name, would be in making sure my fridge, freezer and pantry are always well-stocked – just what I need to make this Coconut Fish Curry at the drop of a hat! This might surely have something to do with the fact that I may be a compulsive list maker. Yes, I love making lists. In fact, I make so many lists within the span of one day that I sometimes even have to make a list of the lists I’ve made. Confusing...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less


Coconut Fish Curry

One area where I always seem to excel as someone who could have organization as their middle name, would be in making sure my fridge, freezer and pantry are always well-stocked – just what I need to make this Coconut Fish Curry at the drop of a hat! This might surely have something to do with the fact that I may be a compulsive list maker. Yes, I love making lists. In fact, I make so many lists within the span of one day that I sometimes even have to make a list of the lists I’ve made. Confusing...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less



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