Grilled Watermelon Shishito Peppers Salad

Grilled Watermelon and Shishito Peppers | Playful Cooking

I hope that you guys had a great weekend! Our weekend was pretty packed up, not in terms of work but in terms of fun. If you follow my Instagram stories, you must have had some glimpses. We are trying to get our little man comfortable in water before we enroll him for swimming classes. So, we spent long hours by the pool. Of course, it was followed by a quick grilled meal at the pool side. There was a birthday party to attend and Avyan went inside one of those bouncy castles for the first time. It needed a little get-up-and-go but then, he loved it. We spent Father’s Day strolling around at a country fair. With the temperature touching 102 F/ 38 C, it was quite crazy! We loved it nonetheless, with all the ice cream indulgence followed by hot dogs, garlic fries and Avyan’s favorite chu-chu ride.

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Kadhi Pakoda

Kadhi Pakoda | Playful Cooking

There are some dishes that give you so much comfort that you quite happily make that meal. Irrespective of the current season. Kadhi Pakoda does that to me. I didn’t grow up eating Kadhi Pakoda. And it’s only over a period of time that I have started to truly enjoy the dish. When I made this dish for the first time, we took a couple of spoonful’s and the rest went straight to the trash. This was about 10 years back. It was my attempt to impress my boyfriend. And Arvind, being the sweet person that he is, never complained about how terrible it turned out even in the next few attempts.

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Egg and Spinach Baked Avocado

Egg Spinach Baked Avocado | Playful Cooking

We all have those weekends when you want to make something that looks fancy and not so ordinary. You want to wow your family but at the same time, you feel just so lazy to stand by the stove for making something fancy. Well, on those days, you can make this Egg and Spinach Baked Avocados. It’s easy, quick and I think it looks mighty lavish!

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Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Easy to bake and easy to store, this Chocolate Walnut Biscotti will pair perfectly with your morning cup of tea/coffee or a glass of milk. These dry, twice-baked Italian cookies are moreish and so nifty that you can even pair them with an ice cream and serve as dessert, or serve them with a glass of wine. Unlike most cookies, biscotti lasts for few weeks in an airtight jar.

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Indian Spiced Chicken Burger

Indian Spiced Chicken Burger | Playful Cooking

We had a few things planned out for the long weekend. Cherry picking, attending my best friends’ house warming party and spending long hours by the pool. Instead, we cuddled up on the couch trying to comfort our sick baby. Avyan loves to go out but every long weekend, he happens to catch some bug and we land up staying at home. So, all we did for the past three days was movie marathons and indoor grilling. I made some Indian Spiced Chicken Burger hoping to cheer up our baby as he started to enjoy chicken a lot. But he didn’t even bother to touch it. So, we grown-ups ate it all.

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