Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

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......

Let’s Begin: Chicken Fried Rice

A very happy new year to all my fabulous readers! Here’s wishing that 2015 brings you and me tons of love, luck and joy!! So, it’s January. A brand spanking new year. A wonderful new......

Dinner Diary: Nov ’14

For the last few months, I’ve been keeping a tab on what we’ve been having for dinner every night. The idea very much caught on from this wonderful blog that has inspired me, and I&#......

Dinner Diary: Chop, Chop, Dump

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......

Something Sweet: Low-fat Raspberry Yogurt Muffins

Diwali came and went in a blur this year. We had just moved a few weeks earlier, and were deep in the midst of settling down in our new neighbourhood. In the midst of unpacking, getting Baby Dea......

A Hearty Start: Sukhe Kaale Chane

Hubby Dear and me have always believed that sleeping is a sport, and ever since we got married, we have tried to outdo the other on how long we can sleep in over the weekends. Well, that was, of......

A Simple Feast: Paneer Methi Matar

The Indian festive season has begun, and kitchens all over the country have been buzzing with activity. Mine is no different. I’ve spent the past few days planning and re-planning our menu......

Quick, Simple Meal Ideas: Shrimp Sambal

I recently received an email from a mom who wanted a few well balanced meal ideas that would cook in 30 minutes or less. When it comes to prepping and planning our weeknight dinners, here’......

Crunch for Time: Potato Masala Melts

A grilled cheese sandwich was one of the first big people finger foods I introduced to Baby Dear when he started to show an interest in feeding himself. I figured that if I could stuff a bunch o......

A Walk down Memory Lane: Chocolate Chip Oats Cookies

As I was cleaning up my archives and updating my recipe list with new links and pictures, it just dawned on me that this month, 8 years ago, was when I sheepishly logged online and typed up one ......

Indian Food: E is for… Egg Curry

Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Food series of this very blog, I had no idea I was about to start a cult following. What started as a simple desire to help a few o......