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The Spice Goddess with Bal Arneson is a modern take on east Indian recipes that are inspired by village cooking in the Punjab. Each of these 13 episodes is an affirmation of what happens when you blend fresh wholesome ingredients with herbs and exotic spices. Having grown up in a traditional village where she learned to cook at a young age, Bal has many stories to tell about what she learned from her elders. At the heart of it all, Bal knows that creating tasty food is something any cook can achieve anywhere. She will demonstrate simple techniques to enhance flavour and to make tantalizing Indian style dishes. Join Bal as she delves into the world of spices, to show how just a pinch of this and little bit of that can make everyday a day to celebrate eating.
Bal Arneson creates the perfect dishes for a backyard party – heavenly Mango Mousse Parfaits; warm Sweet Potato Curry with Mussels; grilled Lamb Popsicles with a tangy Cherry and Peach Chutney.
Adding an Indian touch to some of the most classic dishes, Bal Arneson presents a delightful Indian Pizza; rich Spiced Mushroom Risotto; bright Curry and Mint Ice Cream; and Crostini with tangy Spiced Chevre.
Bal Arneson creates a bold, delicious menu of all her new favourite foods – baked Spinach and Paneer Turnovers with Mango Basil Chutney; juicy Indian Roast Chicken; decadent Cardamom Fennel Brownies; and refreshing Spiced Lemonade.
Bal Arneson satisfies her cravings by making smoky Lobster Tandoori; the perfect Paneer Mushroom Burger; homemade Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Coconut Dip; and a rich, nutty Almond Shake.
Bal Arneson treats herself to a few of her favourite foods – simple seared Salmon with Greens and Cumin Dressing; smooth Macaroni and Cheese; Indian-Style smoky Spiced Grilled Vegetables; and crunchy Fried Plantain Chips.
Bal Arneson creates an absolutely stunning menu, perfect for any celebration – elegant Curried Calamari with fresh Cilantro and Mint Chutney; juicy rack of Lamb with fruity Mango Sauce; sweet Toasted Brioche in Spiced Milk; and tender, smoky Indian Brussels Sprouts.
Bal Arneson shows how keeping a well-stocked pantry makes cooking great meals easy, like with spicy Cauliflower Pickles; crispy Refried Bean Pakoras with Cilantro Coconut Chutney; nutty Indian Fudge; and fruity Peach Lassi.
Inspired by fresh garden ingredients, Bal Arneson makes a warm, Traditional Vegetable Curry; crunchy Zucchini and Onion Koftas; a bright, Summer Tomato Soup recipe; and a cool Cucumber Salad with Fresh Coconut.
For a lunch with the ladies Bal Arneson presents a menu that’s both beautiful and delicious with rich Banana and Cardamom Crème Brulee; stunning Prawns in an Apple Basil Curry; bold Ginger Almond Eggplant Dip; and the perfect sweet Chai Latte.
Bal Arneson turns simple leftovers into family favourites with an earthy Indian Shepherd’s Pie; an irresistible Butter Chicken Paratha with Sweet Tomato Chutney; soft Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice; and a creamy Chilled Raita Soup.
Bal Arneson creates a few dishes that are quick and delicious – hearty Indian Beef and Peas; golden seared Halibut with Coconut Sauce; colourful Red Lentil Salad; and an ultra smooth Spiced Squash Soup.
With a menu guaranteed to satisfy any taste, Bal Arneson makes spicy Indian-Style Gnocchi; sweet Maple Date Short Ribs and Green Beans; and rich Coconut Carrot Cake with a luxurious Spiced Mascarpone Frosting.
Creating a weekend buffet with unforgettable flavours, Bal Arneson makes fried Spinach and Onion Pakoras with Pear and Mint Chutney; spicy Salmon Tikka; aromatic Cilantro and Coriander Chicken; and creamy Spiced Yogurt with Summer Berries.
Paying tribute to the best of village food, Bal Arneson creates a warm Lentil Soup called Dal; hearty Potato Parathas; tasty Chicken South Indian Style; and the distinctly village dessert – Vesan.
Bal Arneson presents a menu of family favorites guaranteed to suit everyone’s tastes – quick and easy Zucchini Paneer; an indulgent Lamb Curry; delicious Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin; and sweet Gulab Juban.
Food is always the most important aspect of any celebration and in every culture. Bal Arneson prepares a menu guaranteed to impress - spicy Fish Pakoras with Peach Chutney; saucy Chicken Masala; crunchy Green Beans with Paneer; and smooth Carrot Halva.
Inspired by the flavors of India, Bal Arneson creates a brunch menu that is simply delightful with soft Mozzarella Gobi Koftas and cool Sweet Potato Raita; elegant Egg Curry; refreshing Mango and Baby Tomato Salad; and a fruity Mango Lassi.
Bal Arneson takes a few of her favorite recipes to the grill making crispy Spiced Indian Chicken and cool Cucumber Radish Salad; flaky East-Meets-West Salmon with Mango Masala Salsa; golden Grilled Vegetables with Tofu; and Potato Salad - Indian–style.
Indian food doesn't have to mean complicated or messy. Bal Arneson shows how truly accessible Indian food can be by making her crunchy Lentil Cookies; simple Healthy Roti; flavorful Spiced Okra; savory Paneer Fish Cakes with Apple and Fig Chutney; and a fresh Coconut Bean Salad.
Bal Arneson presents a delicious menu of foods perfect for a day at the park – juicy Sirloin Skewers with crisp Roasted Potatoes; colorful Stuffed Peppers; bright Papaya and Soybean Salad; and one of Bal’s specialties - creamy Rice Pudding.
Bal Arneson creates an inspired Indian menu – Baked, not fried, Samosas with Tamarind Chutney; a creamy Indian cheese called Paneer and bite-sized Paneer Pakoras; colourful Avocado and Edamame Salad; and a warm Soothing Yam Soup.
Bal Arneson makes cooking for kids' fun with easy, tasty recipes with just the right amount of spice - cheesy Punjabi Quesadillas; hearty Vegetarian Burgers; simple Spiced City Cake; and a decadent Mango shake.
Stirring up more than just flavor, Bal Arneson makes an unforgettable menu with colorful Bitter Melon Stuffed with Spiced Tomatoes; hearty Kidney Bean Stew; grilled Chicken Kabobs; and a creamy Chilled Yogurt Soup.
Bal Arneson cooks up all her daughter's favorites making soft Weekend Roti; her secret No-Butter Chicken; spicy Seared Prawns; and sweet Mango Kulfi.
Bal Arneson presents the perfect party food with crowd-pleasing dishes like gorgeous Golden Eggplant with Green Pea Sauce; stunning Salmon with Coconut Sauce; crunchy Sweet Potato Cakes; and cool Turnip Lettuce Wraps.
Choosing your main dish is always the starting point of any great menu. Bal Arneson whips up a few of her tried and true favorites that will add a dash of India to any meal - sweet Papaya Chicken; hearty Curried Meatballs; crunchy Cauliflower with Sweet Potato; and soft and warm Sag and Paneer.
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