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Raw Mango Spiced Sweet Chutney | Kacha Aamer Mishti Chaatni #playfulcooking #foodphotography #chutney #mango #condiments #indian #spiced #sweetlink to Kacha Aam Er Chutney (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney)

Kacha Aam Er Chutney (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney)

Keeping my mango indulgence on, I have this amazing, lip-smacking and caramelized Kacha Aam Er Mishti Chaatni (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney). It’s a quintessential Bengali chutney. It is often prepared with jaggery we serve it along side spiced meat curry or in a breakfast meal. The kacha aam er chutney or cha-a-tni, as we like to call it, is freezer friendly and I store for several months in a clean airtight glass container.

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.

Coriander Chutney And Tamarind Chutney | Playful Cookinglink to Coriander Chutney And Tamarind Chutney

Coriander Chutney And Tamarind Chutney

Chutney and Pickle play a vital role in Indian cuisine. It can transform any uninteresting meal to quite a pleasant one, tease your palate and boost the flavor. The varieties available are as vast as our country and each state has a favorite! However, there are two types of chutney that, I believe, are most common and serve as a basic starting point. Typically, they are referred as red chutney and green chutney!

Fig Chutney | Playful Cookinglink to Fig Chutney

Fig Chutney

Couple of months back, we went to visit one of my favorite shopping streets in Bangalore called Commercial Street! It used to be one of my favorite places to stroll around with friends, gobble street food and shop lots of clothes plus shoes. I visited the street nearly after 6 years and it felt so different this time, although nothing really changed. Still the similar hustle bustle and the shops looked pretty much the same with few additions here and there. My plan was to shop my heart out, to recreate those days with my boys, even if for a…

Green Tomato Chutney | Playful Cookinglink to Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

As my Dad’s retirement day was approaching, my Mom started worrying more and more. He was never the kind of man who can sit idle or relax with a book and a coffee. His to-do list never got over and he enjoyed being active, on his toes all the time, including vacations. And once in a blue moon, when he spent a weekend afternoon over a long nap or with no work at all, he would regret saying ‘I wasted a day’. No matter how much Mom would try to explain him that we all need to slow down once in…

Malai Chicken Tikka Taco | Playful Cookinglink to Malai Chicken Tikka Taco

Malai Chicken Tikka Taco

Grilling might not be the usual course on a chilly cold afternoon but if you have an electric indoor grill, why not turn it on and allow the warmth to spread across. I love the smell of grilled food and the comfort it brings along. Plus, it’s one of those meals that we love to prepare together. He grills while I prepare the sauce and salad. And even before we realize, food is ready. A few weeks back, when the temperature dropped down a lot in this sunny California area, we felt the need to grill some chicken. Surely the…