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Mutton Nihari (Spiced Goat Stew) | Playful Cooking #indianfood #foodphotography #mutton #curry #meatlink to Mutton Nihari | Spiced Goat Stew

Mutton Nihari | Spiced Goat Stew

Warm, earthy and spice filled Mutton Nihari is a luxurious stew for the meat lovers! As the meat cooks, the gravy turns buttery with a gorgeous red hue. Topped with some fried onions, julienned ginger, green chili and finely chopped cilantro! This dish can be a showstopper at any party.

Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry | Playful Cooking #foodphotography #chicken #curry #recipelink to Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry

Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry

Sweet caramelized onion is blended into a puree and then marinated with chicken pieces. It is then slow cooked with few other spices. It's a spiced chicken curry with the sweet note from the caramelized onion. A treat when paired with Naan. This Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry could be your perfect weekend meal. 

Tel Potol | Very Light Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry | Playful Cooking #foodphotography #indian #curry #recipe #everyday #vegetarian #bengalilink to Tel Potol (Mild Pointed Gourd Curry)

Tel Potol (Mild Pointed Gourd Curry)

Tel Potol is a popular pointed gourd curry prepared in Bengali style with nigella seeds, pungent mustard oil and fresh green chilies. There are no other spices apart from turmeric for color, salt and sugar for seasoning. Tel Potol is a very light curry, which makes it smooth on the tummy too. A perfect summer meal!

Aloo tamatar Sabzi (Potato Tomato Stew) | Playful Cooking #potato #tomato #stew #indian #curry #foodphotographylink to Aloo Tamatar Sabzi

Aloo Tamatar Sabzi

Rustic bite size potatoes swimming in spiced vibrant tomato gravy, served with flaky poori, provides the perfect morning pleasure. I have a few weekend breakfast favorites and Aloo Tamatar Sabzi with poori tops the list. It’s a simple comfort stew that is loved by every Indian that I know. Every family has their own version of this sabzi and I am sure they all taste equally good.

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.

Paneer Bhurji Curry | Playful Cooking #foodphotography #indianfood #curry #weeknight #easymeallink to Paneer Bhurji Curry

Paneer Bhurji Curry

There are so many dishes that I have learnt from my husband. Since both of us are from two different regions and cultures, it makes our diet a beautiful blend. I feel quite lucky that we don't restrict from trying new flavors, which is probably why cooking is still playful for me. The only paneer dish that I grew up eating is in the form a light curry, prepared by Ma in Bengali style. I will share that recipe someday. Today it's Paneer Bhurji Curry that Arvind inspired me to learn. I probably made it sound like a big project when…

Matar Paneer (Green Peas and Paneer Curry) | Playful Cookinglink to Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a very popular North Indian curry. It has a lovely texture and beautiful flavor balance. Soft bite size paneer (fresh uncultured cheese) with the sweetness of peas cooked in spiced tomato gravy. It pairs wonderfully with both rice and roti. This dish is so much preferred in India that you will find it in almost every other restaurant, buffet menu, wedding menu or for any gathering that plans for a North Indian meal. I hardly order this dish in a restaurant because the ratio of the gravy with the paneer is never balanced and so, I always prefer…

Soya Chunks Curry | Playful Cookinglink to Soya Chunks Curry

Soya Chunks Curry

Healthy, nutritional and protein packed, this Soya Chunks Curry can be your delicious weeknight meal! With the right balance of flavor and texture, it’s a mouthful at every bite. We Indians grew up eating soya chunks quite often and in different forms. So, I thought of sharing few of my favorites, starting with the easy curry.

Indian Curry Paste | Playful Cookinglink to Indian Curry Paste

Indian Curry Paste

The base of a typical Indian curry is a mix of onion, ginger, garlic and tomato with several different spices. Of course, depending on the type of dish that you are making, you could add other flavoring components while preparing the curry. The preparation of curry does require some amount of time and unless you are used to making Indian curries on a regular basis, you might find it daunting. But, if you have made the Indian Curry Paste in advance, the curry-making experience will flow smoothly and most importantly, very quickly. If you enjoy Indian food, this curry paste…

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…