Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

B is for… Bhuna Chicken

Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Cooking 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 f......

Cheese, cheese, you wonderful cheese!

Me and sweet hubby, both LOVE Paneer (cottage cheese), and can have it for every meal, everyday! Its no wonder then that I cook paneer atleast once a week at home. Be it in the form of appertize......

The Sixth Sense: Chicken Satay

For those of you who know me, also know that I’ll go to pretty much any lenght to duplicate my favourite flavours but at the same time, struggle to create a much easier and simpler version of t......

Ask Meena: Confused Cook

Here is an email I received a few weeks ago that got me thinking, testing and dreaming recipes. Until last night, when I finally saw the table clearly laid out in mind waiting for hungry mouths......

Go Green: Palak Paneer

Being born and bred in the Arabian Gulf, everyone simply assumes I am the Guru when it comes to Mid-Eastern fare. But, in fact, I’ve only tasted hummus (and can now gulp down bowls of it!) a me......

Sweet Beginnings: Rainbow Cupcakes

What can I say. I caved. I didn’t want to. But I did. Growing up, I remember spending most of my vacation time in the summers pouring over mouth-wateringly tempting photographs of intricately d......

Not so Rich Anymore: Paneer Makhani

Whoever invented the ever-so-rich-finger-licking-melt-in-your-mouth delicious Butter Chicken, truly did not take my whims and fancies into consideration! Let me explain… I’ve never ......

The Simple Things: Quick & Easy Meat Sauce

As I sat down to write this post today, I was suddenly lost for words. No matter how hard I tried to concentrate, I simply could not find the perfect sentence to begin with. My mind wandered, a......

The Fast and the Famished: Jeera Pulao

When it comes to cooking a fulfilling dinner on weeknights, my keyword, or should I say keywords, are QUICK and SIMPLE! I have many a times blogged on how much I love easy recipes that hardly t......

Dip, Spread, Scoop: Paneer Burji

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a muncher. You know, the kinds who can nosh through meal times over little bites of delicious finger food. Growing up in a home where tea-time ......

The Budding Foodie: Minty Paneer Pulao

Looking back a couple of years from now, I can only smile when I think of how naive I was as a new mom. I had this crazy idea in my head that, being the ardent food lover and advocate of good e......

Kitchen Diary: November 2013

I recently stopped by Nupur’s blog and was inspired by her monthly ‘The List’ series, where she jots down memorable tidbits of life for the month that just passed by. I think i......

Easy Entertaining: 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 t......

A Thanksgiving Feast: Rajma

This year, Thanksgiving just whizzed by me. Mostly because this time around, Canadian Thanksgiving, which normally falls on the second Monday in October, plopped itself right on Baby Dear’......

A is for… Achari Mushroom

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