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Fulkopi’r Data Bhaja (Cauliflower Stalk Stir Fried)

Fulkopi’r Data Bhaja is a classic Bengali dish that is prepared using the stalk, leaves and core of the cauliflower.  It is a simple pure vegetarian dish that you can prepare with very basic ingredients. This Cauliflower Stalk Stir fried is a great way to embrace the concept of no-waste-food.

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Sugar Cookies shaped Button, Star & Leaf

Continuing with the holiday season indulgence, I am now gearing up for all kind of Christmas cakes and cookies! Last weekend, I baked these Button, Star & Leaf Cut Out Sugar Cookies, along with my little helper. You have to pardon the terrible piping skills on the cookie, but I am assuring you on the taste.

Honey Dijon Hummus with Zaatar Pita Chips | Playful Cooking #hummus #foodphotography #honey #dijon #zaatar #pitachipslink to Honey Dijon Hummus with Zaatar Pita Chips

Honey Dijon Hummus with Zaatar Pita Chips

Making appetizers for holiday parties is one of my favorite things. I feel it’s easy to grab a bite, walk around, sip some wine and come back for another bite. There are a few favorites and humus is definitely one of them. I usually pair it with a bunch of assorted veggies and crackers to dip in. If you want to uplift your regular hummus, add a little smack with Maille Honey Dijon and pair it with zaatar toasted pita chips. Of course, you could keep adding few other sides like radish, cucumber or whatever you like and turn it…

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Portuguese Spiced Clams

Little clams swimming in a vibrant red broth with a perfect balance of tang and heat! This Portuguese Spiced Clams is the perfect cold weather meal. You definitely need some rustic bread to swipe that delicious sauce off the bowl and a good wine for pairing. What I love the most about this dish is that it takes less than 15 minutes to bring it together.

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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!

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Mango Panna Cotta

If you are ever in doubt of what dessert to make for a party or for random mid-week indulgence, go for a Panna Cotta. It’s the easiest thing that one can pull off with absolutely minimal effort. Every time I make something as simple as a panna cotta, I wonder why don’t I make it more often! I made Mango Panna Cotta last week. It was absolutely luscious, velvety and so smooth to the palate.

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Panzanella Salad with Fruit and Cold Cut Meat

A salad such as Panzanella Salad shouldn’t resist to norms like day old bread with tomato and vinaigrette. It’s a type of salad that can be simple or extravagant with a beautiful medley of fresh seasonal produce. This Fruits and Cold Cut Panzanella Salad is like summer on a bowl with interesting mix of textures from different fruits and red wine vinaigrette. You can adjust the ingredients of the Panzanella Salad based on your taste buds and diet.

Creamy Salmon Piccata | Playful Cooking #salmon #piccata #creamy #dinnerideas #easyrecipe #garliclink to Creamy Salmon Piccata

Creamy Salmon Piccata

About 4 years back, I had prepared a similar dish but I had panko crusted the salmon and baked it in the oven. It was delicious. We love the tangy piccata sauce and I make it quite often with seafood or pasta. I never added cream and kept it light with just chicken broth. However, when I included cream in the sauce, it made the sauce so silky to the palate that we ended up licking the plate clean. No kidding! This Creamy Salmon Piccata takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, which is my book is a winning recipe.

Chia Coconut Mango Pudding | Playful Cooking #chia #mango #breakfast #pudding #coconutlink to Chia Mango Pudding

Chia Mango Pudding

Chia Coconut Mango Pudding is a creamy chia pudding. I prepared it with coconut milk layered with mango bites and topped with more coconut flakes. It's smooth and deliciously sweet at every bite with a mild crunch from the coconut flakes. You can make this chia pudding with any variety of seasonal fruits you like. But I have to say that mangoes it extra tasty.

Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea | Playful Cooking #summer #drinks #foodphotography #iced #tea #nectarine #rosemarylink to Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea

Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea

This Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea is an absolute summertime pick-me-up with just the right amount of sweetness and a striking balance of flavor. It’s so easy to make that once you get the hang of it, you will never go back to store bought iced tea. This perfumed Nectarine Iced Tea will leave you feeling sated and recharged!