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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

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…

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…

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh | Playful Cookinglink to Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

When it comes to cooking with chicken, I always tend to lean towards curry. Needless to say, we love curries but sometime I feel it’s just inbuilt into my system. And I like to break that at times, especially on the days when my bones are too tired to stand by the stove, stirring and simmering. The idea of roasting chicken is relaxing and makes for a perfect meal. A quick prep, a good marinade and let the oven do its job. For us, when it comes to chicken roast, the flavor has to go deep and it has to…

Chicken in red wine, grapes and caramelized onion | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken in Red Wine, Grapes and Caramelized Onion

Chicken in Red Wine, Grapes and Caramelized Onion

Chicken breast dunked in a caramelized onion, grapes and red wine sauce. The flavor is rich and the color is vibrant. Served with creamy polenta that balances the lushness of the sauce wonderfully, leaving one asking for more.