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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.

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…

Green Tea Mint Lemonade | Playful Cookinglink to Green Tea Mint Lemonade

Green Tea Mint Lemonade

One of my best friends recently bought a beautiful big house. The first thing that caught my attention was her kitchen. Gorgeous natural light! The second thing which caught my eye was the Meyer Lemon Tree in her backyard. I am one of those lemon fanatics who like to add a little citrus flavor in everything. From smoothies to curries to desserts! So, you can imagine my excitement when she showered me with a bag full of Meyer Lemons. These lemons are huge, some of them even bigger than my 50mm lens. If you follow my Instagram stories, you must…

Aam Daal (Green Mango Lentil Stew) | Playful Cookinglink to Aam Daal (Green Mango Lentil Stew)

Aam Daal (Green Mango Lentil Stew)

I come from a food enthusiast family and whenever we meet, there is always a lot to eat. Mom being Mom would forever be busy in the kitchen cooking up a marathon and taking extra effort to prepare everyone’s favorite dish. I never saw her getting tired of cooking or entertaining. Some energy she always has!

Green Summer Pasta | Playful Cookinglink to Green Summer Pasta

Green Summer Pasta

This time of the year is meant for vibrant seasonal produces being tossed and tumbled in a plate. It’s always appealing! Broccoli, peas, pasta chucked together in a luscious garlic caper sauce. And some juicy cherry tomatoes for that extra pop of color plus a hint of sweetness. I like to call it Green Summer Pasta!

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!

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…

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Green Chickpea Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Couple of months back, a lovely friend had requested me to share a spring recipe for her online magazine. As much as thrilled and excited I was, it also got me thinking. There were loads of ideas popping in my mind! Torn between preparing something sweet or savory, I decided to settle with a salad.