Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Bengali Aloo Dum | Playful Cooking

Bengalis don’t have a wide range of breakfast options. It’s often bread or ruti with leftover curry. Of course that was never my choice of breakfast and I used to settle with cereal or toast. But on weekends and festive season, a few varieties start showing up for breakfast table. One of them is this spiced baby potato stew (Bengali Aloo Dum), often paired with luchi (fried mini flat bread).

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Malai Pista Kulfi (Pistachio Creamsicle)

Malai Pista Kulfi (Pistachio Creamsicle) | Playful Cooking

Summer was so good this year that I really didn’t want it to end. Today, it was a bit windy in the evening and I could feel that mild chill, making me crave for a bowl of soup. In about a week, autumn will start and slowly, frozen treat days will come to a halt. So, before it gets cold and I put away these kulfi molds, one more creamsicle is a must. Malai Pista Kulfi (Pistachio Creamsicle) is every Indian’s favorite summer dessert.

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Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew

Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew | Playful Cooking

This is one of those utterly simple hearty stews with tidbits from fridge cleaning day. Even though I like to keep my refrigerator as ordered as possible, I still land up in situations where it calls for immediate action. Things like finding half a head of cauliflower at the back of the shelf or few completely forgotten about half-filled cans of beans. Fridge cleaning day can be scary at times and at other times, it can be rewarding. It was the latter for me this time as I wasn’t too late. So, I used the leftovers to make this spiced Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew.

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Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And Goat Cheese

Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And Goat Cheese | Playful Cooking

Broccoli can create a pesto like effect without the extra work of making a pesto. You add the goat cheese to the sauce and it gets creamy. You add sausage for that crunchy bite in between and fresh sage leaves for that earthy flavor. This Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And Goat Cheese will be your go to weeknight meal. It’s flavor bang, with a good balance of meat, veggie, carb and dairy. The best part is that this meal gets ready in just 10 minutes.

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Almond Lemon Waffles

Almond Lemon Waffles | Playful Cooking

Few months back, we bought our first waffle maker. We have always loved waffles but somehow it took us a long time to get one of those gadgets. I just try not to crowd the kitchen with appliances. But thanks to the waffle maker, our weekend breakfast got easy. Most weekends, I like to serve something that takes more time to prepare than usual. But then on some weekends, I just want to make a fancy breakfast without putting any effort at all. On these lazy mornings, I make this Almond Lemon Waffles with colorful berries and whipped cream.

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