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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!

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.

10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this Summer | Playful Cookinglink to 10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers To Try This Summer

10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers To Try This Summer

We all love ice cream on these warm days but I often go for something to drink. High shooting temperatures mean that your body needs more fluid and you need to stay hydrated to avoid feeling fatigued. Of course, you need to drink a ton load of water but it’s nice to occasionally switch it up with some seasonal fruit drinks. So, here are 10 interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this summer. These are non-alcoholic, super easy to make and a great way to indulge on the summer fruits!

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…

Rose Cardamom Syrup | Playful Cookinglink to Rose Cardamom Syrup And Three Easy Ways To Use It

Rose Cardamom Syrup And Three Easy Ways To Use It

This mildly sweet, perfumy rose and cardamom syrup is the perfect way to add a splash of floral sweetness to your drinks and desserts. The syrup is easy to make. It has countless uses and I am sharing three easy effortless ways to use it.

Mango Cardamom No-Churn Ice Cream | Playful Cookinglink to Mango Cardamom No-Churn Ice Cream

Mango Cardamom No-Churn Ice Cream

Creamy mango with aromatic cardamom is a foolproof flavor pairing combination. When you add sweet dairy to this combination, it becomes an absolute indulgence! This Mango Cardamom No-Churn Ice Cream made three kids and four adults very happy on the Memorial Day weekend barbecue party. The best thing about this ice cream is that it is very simple to make. You don’t need an ice cream machine and still get the luscious smooth texture.

Sukhi Arbi (Spiced Stir-Fried Taro Roots) | Playful Cookinglink to Sukhi Arbi (Spiced Stir-Fried Taro Roots)

Sukhi Arbi (Spiced Stir-Fried Taro Roots)

Sukhi Arbi (Spiced Stir-Fried Taro Roots) is a popular everyday Indian comfort food. It’s definitely not a camera-friendly dish and can quite easily fall in the category of David Chang’s ugly delicious. But, it sure is very hearty and a favorite to many of us.

Bengali Style Okra with Peanuts | Playful Cookinglink to Cheena Badam Bhendi (Bengali Style Okra with Peanuts)

Cheena Badam Bhendi (Bengali Style Okra with Peanuts)

Here is a fun fact. While badam in Hindi refers to only almond, Bengalis classify every variety of nuts as badam. Kaju Badam is cashew, Kaath Badam is almond, Cheena badam is peanut and hence the name of the dish. Cheena Badam Bhendi (Bengali Style Okra with Peanuts) is an easy to prepare side with very minimal ingredients and it tastes delicious.

Spiced Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried | Playful Cookinglink to Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried

Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried

Quick, easy and bursting with flavor, this Spiced Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried could be your busy weekday meal. You can toss it with some leafy salad or you could wrap it on tortilla/roti with extra drizzle of yogurt on top. We enjoyed this Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried with rice and daal with salad on the side. Simple everyday healthy meal, ready in 15 minutes!

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…

Spiced Crab Cake with Chimichurri Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, drizzled with bright green herb sauce, these crab cakes with chimichurri sauce are perfect treats for any celebration. I love this kind of little fritters as a party appetizer. It’s easy to put together, can be prepped in advance and pan-fried just before guests arrive. Serve warm and wash it down with your favorite choice of drinks.