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Chicken in Brown Butter and Fresh Herbs | Playful Cooking #chicken #brownbutter #herbs #foodphotographylink to Chicken in Brown Butter with Fresh Herbs

Chicken in Brown Butter with Fresh Herbs

This Chicken in Brown Butter with Fresh Herbs is a very simple yet flavorful side dish to go with your salad or soup. The nutty flavor from brown butter along with fresh thyme and sage makes this utterly simple dish packed with robust flavor. A few slices of fresh lemon and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice helps cut out the richness from the brown butter, thereby making it not too rich for the palate.

Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings | Playful Cooking #chicken #wings #baked #garliclink to Baked Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan

Baked Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan

One of my absolute favorite things that I can eat any time are chicken wings, even when I am not hungry! I pretty much love it with all kinds of sauce as long as it’s not super spicy. However, my number one flavor choice is this Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings. So crispy, so flavorsome and a must for trying if you enjoy ton load of garlic.

Chicken Sukka (Mangalorean chicken stir-fried ) | Playful Cooking #chicken #stirfried #indianlink to Chicken Sukka – Mangalorean chicken stir-fried

Chicken Sukka – Mangalorean chicken stir-fried

There are some meat dishes that need hours of marinating, followed by long hours of slow cooking for the flavors to enhance. Then, there are dishes like this Mangalorean chicken stir-fried dish called Chicken Sukka. It has a boatload of flavors and comes together in less than an hour. Chicken Sukka is spicy, it's aromatic and uplifts your tastebuds instantly.

Green Chutney Chicken Enchilada | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chutney

Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chutney

Ever since we bought a gas grill, almost every weekend is turning into a grilled chicken and corn kind-a dinner. The warm days and light wind makes it quite perfect too. Next day, there is always left over grilled chicken to finish. It is not a bad thing because the options to make something amazing with that are limitless. Last week, I made Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chutney. I don’t know if the star of the dish was the filling or the sauce but it sure was a tasty combination that made for a delectable meal.

Chicken Ghungni (Yellow Peas And Mined Chicken Stew) And Announcing the Cookbook Cover | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

After a month of back and forth, we finally have the name and the book cover! I am so happy to ultimately share it with you. Through the process of writing the book and photographing all the dishes, I don’t think I ever sat down to realize the scale of the achievement. Now, when I see the book cover again and again with the title, my name on it and those dishes that I cooked, it started to feel a lot real. Soon, I can call myself an author. Oh boy! To celebrate the moment, I wanted to make something…

Chicken Tikka Masala | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most popular Indian curries for takeout. This classic aromatic curry is one those first dishes that one would try while exploring Indian cuisine. There is something about the richness and aroma of the tikka masala with those tender boneless grilled chicken that makes it a favorite. With naan or rice, it’s a meal that everyone remembers and craves for more. While some people might think that it’s one of those dishes that need a lot of effort and time, I am here to tell you that it’s not. Making Chicken Tikka Masala is…

Indian Spiced Chicken Burger | Playful Cookinglink to Indian Spiced Chicken Burger

Indian Spiced Chicken Burger

A delicious simple burger recipe with Indian spiced Chicken. The patty is spiced with Indian spices and because there is yogurt added, it turns out very juicy. This Indian Spiced Chicken Burger is super simple and doesn't need a lot of work either. Try it out with my homemade burger buns.

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders | Playful Cookinglink to Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders

Living with a 3-year old is like living a life filled with unpredictable moments. Most of the days, he wakes up happy, we cuddle and share a lot of morning kisses. He then just follows the daily routine without even asking him to. I get this feeling of accomplishment. And out of no where, suddenly the whining starts. There is always a reason, some random reason. I hear myself yell and all those happy moments just vanish. He doesn’t like it when I get mad so he starts crying, only louder this time and won’t stop unless I hug him. He…

Chicken And Quinoa Mason Jar Salad | Playful Cooking #quinoa #mason #jar #salad #chicken #dukkahlink to Chicken And Quinoa Mason Jar Salad

Chicken And Quinoa Mason Jar Salad

This is one of those flavor packed salads. The coconut dukkah vinaigrette itself is a hit. I have mentioned Dukkah several times in my blog. It is one of my favorite spice mixes. When whisked with coconut milk, olive oil and lemon juice, it makes for such a delicate spiced dressing. I love the sweetness coconut milk brings to the vinaigrette and it goes very well with the grilled chicken. Tossed with quinoa and some veggies, it’s a filling salad. A vegetarian version of this Chicken And Quinoa Mason jar Salad, would be to use roasted veggies or the obvious…

Chicken Momo | Playful Cooking #momo #chicken #momo #dumplingslink to Chicken Momo

Chicken Momo

Momo is a Tibetian street food speciality that is hugely popular in Indian street food section. These are soft steamed dumplings, stuffed with vegetables or minced meat. Oten served with spicy chili sauce. Growing up I ate a lot of Momo, mostly chicken momo and it was very popular in North East India and some parts of Kolkata. Now a days you will find really good authentic style prepared momo pretty much everywhere in India and also outside India.

Chicken Kofta Dum Biryani | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Kofta Dum Biryani

Chicken Kofta Dum Biryani

When your daily routine revolves around cooking every single day, be it for a job or to feed your family, there comes a day in the week when you need a break from the mundane. I go through this phase at least once every week, mostly on Fridays. That day, my bones get lazier than ever. Other than cooking for Avyan, all I do in the kitchen is prepare an easy egg sandwich for lunch. As for the dinner, either Arvind puts on his chef hat or we order take out.

Spinach Chicken Soba Noodle | Playful Cookinglink to Spinach Chicken Soba Noodle

Spinach Chicken Soba Noodle

The scorching heat, the repeated power cuts and to top it all, the toddler tantrums. I am pretty close to going insane! Of late, I have been reading a lot about how to survive these tantrums and they are all good reads but some days, nothing seems to work. As our little love is approaching towards “terrific two” (more like “troublesome two”), I am beginning to wonder what course these tantrums will take and to what level. They are not called pint size dictators for nothing! My only option on these days is to allow him more screen time while…