Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

Mango Mania: Spicy Mango Salsa

As a kid growing up in Kuwait, I remember eating mangoes in abundance during the summer months. For the entire months of April-June, our king-sized fridge would have a whole shelf dedicated to t......

Recipe Video: Jeera Alu

Hi guys! Here is a recipe video for Jeera Alu. It’s really quick and simple to make and is absolutely delicious with some plain Dal and rotis on the side. I first blogged about this recipe a lon......

In Spite of Spice: Egg Biryani

I always get asked by other moms how and when I introduced Baby Dear to spicy food. The truth is, I never did. It is widely known in our family and friends circle that Baby Dear shies away from ......

A Kickin’ Affair: Chicken Kebabs

Hubby Dear and me are huge fans of kebabs, the chicken kebab being our favourite. These bite-sized succulent chunks of meat, delicately spiced and dunked into some chutney or even simply ketchup......

Recipe Video: Andhra Chicken Curry

Hi guys! Here is a recipe video for my very own Andhra Chicken Curry. It’s a fairly quick and simple curry to make and is absolutely delicious with some plain rice or rotis on the side. Pl......

Dinner Diary: Poha

Dinner Diary is a series of posts I write that include quick, simple, everyday recipes that I whip up on most days for my family. In most cases, they can hardly be called recipes since I just go......

Weekly Meal Plan: March 16th-22nd

Every Thursday night, after I’ve tucked Baby Dear into bed and cleared up the kitchen, I sit down at my desk and meal plan for the coming week. I try and come up with a dinner idea for eac......

Recipe Video: Boiled Egg Sambal

Hi guys! Here is my very first cooking video on my YouTube channel. It’s a recipe for Egg Sambal, which is one of Baby Dear’s favourite dishes. He absolutely loves it and begs me to ......

Ask Meena: Alu Beans

Here is a recent email I received from a reader: Hi Meena, I’m a vegan and have recently started trying my hand at cooking Indian food at home. I love the aromas and flavours that Indian c......

Dinner Diary: Paneer Green Curry

Dinner Diary is a series of posts I write that include quick, simple, everyday recipes that I whip up on most days for my family. In most cases, they can hardly be called recipes since I just go......

On to New Ventures: The HoH Kitchen

Ever since I started this blog on a whim one morning over 9 years ago, I’ve been amazed at the support and encouragement that I’ve received from all you wonderful readers of mine. Yo......

Eggs in a Row: Indian Masala Omelette

The year I turned 15, my Mom decided it was 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 was hun......

Turning up the Heat: Baingan Bharta

If I told you that I whip up amazingly gourmet meals at the drop of a hat for my everyday dinners, that I’d have to be lying. Truth be told, I seldom ever cook something that would have me......

For the love of Curry: Chicken & Chickpea Curry

It’s funny how, when I look back now, it suddenly occurred to me how much Hubby Dear and I bonded over food during the start of our relationship. It took us a  few weeks of regularly talki......

Ask Meena: Keema Alu Matar

Here is an email I received over the weekend from a long time reader: Hi Meena, I was wondering if you could help me. My husband and I LOVE north Indian food and I’ve cooked many recipes o......