Almond Butterscotch Chips Cookies

Almond Butterscotch Chips Cookies | Playful Cooking #flourless #cookies #almond

I have not baked cookies in a very long time. It’s just something that I am not very good at. Most of the times, even after following a recipe to the point, I screw it up. However, there are a few recipes that work like magic, every single time, without any effort. Those recipes are the ones that I need to record and share because I know we all love cookies every once in a while. These Almond Butterscotch Chips Cookies are my current favorite. It’s crumbly, light and not overly sweet. It’s flourless as well.

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Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh

Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh | Playful Cooking

If you are looking for quick party bites, these Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh should do the trick. When served with lemony Labneh, you can turn it into a perfect snack. Crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Packed with the Middle Eastern spice mix dukkah, these fritters are not only easy to prepare but also super delicious.

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Gobi Manchurian (Crispy Cauliflower florets in sticky sweet sauce)

Gobi Manchurian | Playful Cooking

I haven’t met anybody who doesn’t like Gobi Manchurian. The dish is considered as one of those favored Indo-Chinese dishes. It’s a style of cooking that was invented long back by a small Chinese community in the eastern part of India. It’s a blend of Chinese style of cooking in hot wok with a blend of Chinese and Indian flavors. Of course, people in India just refer to it as Chinese food, which I eventually realized is not appropriate. The typical Chinese food is way different from Indo-Chinese! Well, whatever category this dish falls in, it surely is one of those addictive and moreish types that you have to try, if you haven’t already.

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Chickpea Shrimp In Makhani Sauce

Chickpea Shrimp In Makhani Sauce | Playful Cooking

Don’t you love it when you manage to bring a meal together with random ingredients, just by following your taste bud and your instinct! I was planning for a chickpea stew with shrimp stir-fry on the side. But then, the bottle of kasoori methi took my attention and I made a super-fast, shortcut makhani sauce. The chickpeas and shrimp went in the creamy tomato sauce, turning it into a hearty meal. This Chickpea Shrimp In Makhani Sauce took me less than 30 minutes to get ready. Definitely a keeper for busy weeknights.

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Rasmalai (Juicy Cheese Dumplings In Flavored Cream)

Rasmalai | Playful Cooking

Ras meaning juice and Malai meaning cream, are juicy and spongy fresh cottage cheese dumplings in creamy cardamom and saffron milk. Rasmalai is one of those famous Indian desserts that always brightens the festive mood. This festive season, I made this dessert twice. That’s how much we love this dessert.

Diwali, the festival of light, is right around the corner and this year, I decided to do a virtual potluck with some of my favorite food bloggers. There is an array of treats from savory to sweet. If only I could transform this potluck from virtual to real!

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