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Masoor Palak Dal (Red Lentil Spinach Stew)

Masoor Palak Dal (Red Lentil Spinach Stew) is a hearty, nutritional lentil stew. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the top, pair it with cooked rice, thinly slice a cucumber on the side for the extra crunch, and you will have a very satisfactory meal.

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Moong Dal Khasta Kachori

Moong Dal Khasta Kachori is a winter favorite, especially during festive season. Yellow mung beans are sautéed with spices until crumbly and then stuffed in flaky dough and deep fried to golden brown. Paired with a cup of masala chai, it's a favorite indulging evening snack! Read all the tips I mentioned below and don't miss the VIDEO!

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Whole Masoor Dal with Fresh Fenugreek leaves

Mildly spiced with a good doze of fresh greens, this Whole Masoor Dal with Fresh Fenugreek leaves is a nutritional wholesome meal. It pairs great either with roti or rice. The texture of the dal is thick and creamy, which gives a lovely comfort feel at every spoonful.

Chole Taco (Chickpea Stew Taco)| Playful Cookinglink to Chole Taco (Indian Spiced Chickpea Taco)

Chole Taco (Indian Spiced Chickpea Taco)

We make chole (chickpea stew) quite often. It’s one of my go-to dishes on busy nights. However, it’s not one of my favorites unless it is paired with pillow-y bhature (deep fried flat breads). Then, it becomes one of my guilty pleasures. The other day, when I soaked dried chickpea yet again to prepare stew, I suddenly got this idea to turn it into a taco night. Of course, chickpea on taco is nothing new however chole taco (Indian Spiced Chickpea Taco) didn’t sound convincing. But then just the first bite was enough for a thumbs-up! I just love when such experiments work…

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Cauliflower cooked in Five Spices

Let me start by explaining a little bit about Five Spices. It's a mix of five whole spices in equal parts: Fenugreek, Nigella Seed, Cumin Seed, Radhuni and Fennel Seed. This spice mix is commonly used in eastern part of India and is called Panch Phoron. Literal translation: Panch is Five and Phoron is tempering. I really like how the kitchen smells when these spice mix sizzles in hot oil. I am not sure if you guys have heard of Chinese Five Spices.They also use five whole spices, which they grind to fine powder and the spices they use are:…

Bharwa Masala Bhindi (Spice Stuffed Okra) | Playful Cooking #okra #bhindi #playfulcooking #foodphtographylink to Bharwa Masala Bhindi (Spice Stuffed Okra)

Bharwa Masala Bhindi (Spice Stuffed Okra)

I remember eating spice stuffed okra long back during my college days at one of my friend’s place. This is not a common dish in Bengali household and so, when I saw her stuffing okra, I was amazed at the idea. Cooking was not exactly my thing back then and I didn’t even bother to learn much. It smelled absolutely divine and tasted delicious with rice and daal. Honestly speaking, I haven’t cooked Bharwa Masala Bhindi a lot in the past, but I did it back to back a couple of times in the last one month. Bharwa or Bharwan…