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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


Paneer Biryani – the BEST Vegetarian version ever!

The sweltering heat and the unwelcome humidity for the past few weeks has led me wanting to shed skin and simply drown in a cold pool somewhere. But alas, neither am I an amphibian nor am I able to grow new epidermal layers! Just when I was almost done sulking about the weather and about to make peace with it, out come the heavy clouds and makes me run to the nearest shelter! And do you know what I love doing when its raining cats and dogs outside? Cook a big pot of Paneer Biryani that we can en...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hubby Dear


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


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


Baingan Bharta: Indian-style Roast Eggplant Dip

If I told you that I whip up amazingly gourmet meals at the drop of a hat for our dinners every day, then I’d have to be lying. Honestly, I’m always looking for recipes that quick and simple to prepare and will also be enjoyed by my family for dinner – just like this Baingan Bharta recipe. Except of course, when I have company coming! Now that’s a whole different story altogether. Even then, I’m not spending all those hours on one single dish – but instead, I’m actually going nuts fussing over a...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, Baingan Bharta, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN


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 Easy Baked Samosas – Air Fryer & Oven Version

Growing up with a Dad who HAD to have his Samosa fix at least once a week meant that I believed it was the most normal thing to do. I mean, I fully supported the fact that my Mom needed a break from cooking our meals and what’s better than crispy warm Samosas dunked into cool, creamy chutneys on a Friday night! Except, that wasn’t what most families I knew were doing. None of my friends or anyone I know for that matter, are as crazy for Samosas as I am – so much so, that when the lockdown was an...
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, Aloo Samosas, Samosas


Instant Pot Dal Makhani

You know how there is always this ONE recipe that no matter how hard you try to replicate, you never seem to be able to hit it just right? Somehow, the taste of when you first devoured the dish still lingers on your palate, and even after a dozen of your experimented versions later, you still know that it’s not quite as close to the original. I have one too many of those, but a particular Dal Makhani, from a little nondescript restaurant in Kuwait, certainly tops that list! A few years ago, my M...
Tags: Travel, Kuwait, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Dal Makhani


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


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


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


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


Punjabi-style Aloo Samosas: Potato Samosas

‘Tis the season for love… and so said St. Valentine as we dedicate the 14th of Feb in his honour. Come February and you immediately know that LOVE is in the air – and love these Aloo Samosas you will! I have often heard people say that as couples grow old together, they begin to look more and more alike. I, however, fail to see the resemblance. But what I do notice is how much we have begun to think alike. There have been many times when we would say the same thing at the same time, and then the...
Tags: Travel, St Valentine, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS, Aloo Samosas


Potato Samosas

‘Tis the season for love… and so said St. Valentine as we dedicate the 14th of Feb in his honour. Come February and you immediately know that LOVE is in the air – and love these Potato Samosas you will! I have often heard people say that as couples grow old together, they begin to look more and more alike. I, however, fail to see the resemblance. But what I do notice is how much we have begun to think alike. There have been many times when we would say the same thing at the same time, and then t...
Tags: Travel, St Valentine, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS


Alu Dahi Puri Chaat

It suddenly occurred to me when I turned to my planner this morning, that it’s been almost two months since we got back from our vacation to India and way long for me to go without indulging in some Dahi... The post Alu Dahi Puri Chaat appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, India, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pantry Meals, 30-Minutes or Less, Alu Dahi Puri Chaat


Mee Goreng: Malay-style Noodles

The year I turned 15, my Mom decided it was high time I learnt the basics of cooking. If nothing else, she figured I could at least make myself breakfast without having to yell for her when I’m hungry. Unlike... The post Mee Goreng: Malay-style Noodles appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, Mee Goreng, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Pantry Meals, 30-Minutes or Less


Alu Shimla-Mirch: Potatoes & Peppers

Long before we were married, Hubby Dear and I were in a long distance relationship for a couple of years. We lived a good 2 hours drive away from each other, and would alternate the travel each weekend to meet... The post Alu Shimla-Mirch: Potatoes & Peppers appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Alu Shimla Mirch


Palak (Spinach) Pakoras

A couple of days ago, I found myself in a rare moment. I was alone at home, it was pouring cats and dogs outside, and I had my favourite book in hand. The first thought that came to my mind?... The post Palak (Spinach) Pakoras appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less


Palak Paneer (Paneer with Spinach)

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... The post Palak Paneer (Paneer with Spinach) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pantry Meals


Everyday Instant-Pot Dal

Hubby Dear and I met over 17 years ago. This past Tuesday, we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. Ever since we’ve met, he’s always told me that he makes an AMAZING Dal and Pulao. It’s been almost two decades since... The post Everyday Instant-Pot Dal appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hubby Dear, Pantry Meals, 30-Minutes or Less


Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Manchurian)

I was first introduced to Gobi Manchurian way back when I was studying in college, in Bangalore. There were dozens of hawker stalls around our campus dishing out mouth-watering, finger-licking good Chinese food – made especially for the Indian palate... The post Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Manchurian) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Bangalore, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Pantry Meals


Ask Meena: Rajma from Canned Beans

I woke up to this email from Suzan this morning: Hi Meena! I stocked my pantry with tons of canned beans and chickpeas before the lockdown began. But now I’m at a loss for what to do with them. All... The post Ask Meena: Rajma from Canned Beans appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Meena, Suzan, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN


Fried Tofu & Peanut Sauce

This Fried Tofu & Peanut Sauce recipe 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. Fried... The post Fried Tofu & Peanut Sauce appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hamilton Beach Canada, Fried Tofu Peanut Sauce


Ask Meena: Papri Chaat for the Super Bowl

I love getting emails from readers asking for menu ideas, like this Papri Chaat, when hosting an Indian-themed party. Here’s one I received from Deepa a couple of days ago: Dear Meena, We’ve been invited to a potluck Super Bowl... The post Ask Meena: Papri Chaat for the Super Bowl appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Meena, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Deepa, Ask Meena


Potato & Chickpea Rice

This post 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 often find that when thinking... The post Potato & Chickpea Rice appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hamilton Beach Canada, Chickpea Rice


Rajma (Indian-style Red Kidney Bean Curry)

This post 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’ve always loved the idea of... The post Rajma (Indian-style Red Kidney Bean Curry) appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hamilton Beach Canada, Red Kidney Bean Curry


Rajma

This post 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’ve always loved the idea of... The post Rajma appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Popular Recipes, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Hamilton Beach Canada


Peanut Noodles

I recently started teaching ‘What’s for Dinner’ classes at the Loblaws PC Cooking School. These classes are about an hour-long, wherein I show you 2-3 quick and easy recipes that can be done any busy weeknight. I often try to... The post Peanut Noodles appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, Loblaws, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN


Peanut Sauce Noodles

I teach ‘What’s for Dinner’ classes at the Loblaws PC Cooking School and this Peanut Sauce Noodles was what I made recently. These classes are about an hour-long, wherein I show you 2-3 quick and easy recipes that can be... The post Peanut Sauce Noodles appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, Loblaws PC Cooking School