Yogurt Banana Chocolate Cake

Yogurt Banana Chocolate Cake | Playful Cooking

Going for shopping with Avyan is not that cool anymore. He chooses walking around than sitting on his stroller. He grabs a basket and walks around like a grownup, pointing and asking me every now and then, if I need something. One of those ‘aww’ moments. It’s stays really cute until it reaches to the point where he takes something and won’t let it go. Or when he rips one banana from the stack, asks me to peel it, takes a bite and runs to tear another banana. Yep, no longer cute!

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Soba Noodles with Mango, Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba noodles, tossed with thin strips of mango and cucumber, dressed in spicy chili soy vinaigrette! It makes for a great summer meal because it takes only a few minutes to prepare while giving you all the time to enjoy the season. And the best part is that it tastes delicious, warm or cold.

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Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles)

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

There are a few things in my life that I find particularly calming. Walking on the beach while soaking my feet, watching rain from a cozy couch and ever since I started photography, painting backdrops for my food shots. I always loved sketching and painting but somehow, I never really got to polish that hobby. Over the period of time, life caught up and that hobby just died. When I started creating backdrops for food photography, I realized how much I enjoy the entire process. I start with one board and then I find it difficult to stop. After a couple of hours, my hands are colorfully chaotic and all my backdrops gets brand new look.

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Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Stew)

Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Stew) | Playful Cooking

Red kidney beans in dazzling rich gravy, infused with an array of spices! As it simmers, the taste gets fuller, the flavor gets more robust and you get that cozy feeling. Here in Bangalore, we are at the peak of monsoon season and Rajma is one of those hearty rustic meals that fit the season perfectly. We have been waking up to grey clouds everyday. On some days, it keeps drizzling non-stop and on other days, the heavy showers are accompanied with chilly wind. Loving every bit of it, especially since the past few months were a little too warm.  continue reading »

Mushroom And Sausage In Garlic Wine Sauce

Mushroom And Sausage In Garlic Wine Sauce | Playful Cooking

I am not crazy about mushrooms but somehow, I find myself reaching to it every time I need a quick meal. And these days, I need speedy meals quite often throughout the week. Last month, when I did the lunch spread, there was a mushroom and sausage side dish prepared with red wine. The dish was a big hit. Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers. It was quite luscious and rich.

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