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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.

Nolen Gur Rasgulla | Playful Cookinglink to Nolen Gur Rasgulla (Cheese Balls cooked in Jaggery Syrup)

Nolen Gur Rasgulla (Cheese Balls cooked in Jaggery Syrup)

The sweet scent in the air, that joyful feeling and happier faces. Also lots of deliciousness to indulge on. Finally festive season is here! Being a Bengali, Durga Puja is extremely close to my heart. Rhythmic beats of dhaks paired with sounds of the conch shells. Everybody dressed gorgeously in bright colors, the feeling is priceless. My absolute favorite time of the year and I have Nolen Gur Rasgulla (Cheese Balls cooked in Jaggery Syrup) for you. A treat you must try!

Jaggery Melon Seeds Nuts Granola | Playful Cookinglink to Jaggery, Nuts and Melon Seeds Granola

Jaggery, Nuts and Melon Seeds Granola

As much as I love breakfast food, I am quite terrible at putting it together in between the rush and chaos in the morning. So, the usual weekday breakfast consists of oat porridge, toast and fried eggs. However, when I get bored of oats, I make some crunchy granola at home. This time, I made the granola with jaggery, nuts and melon seeds.

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cookinglink to Nolen Gur Kulfi

Nolen Gur Kulfi

Cream rich with the flavor of date palm jaggery, this Nolen Gur Kulfi is a treat you need to try this summer! I first experienced Nolen Gur Ice Cream in Kolkata! I grew up eating this jaggery a lot but Ice Cream was new and absolutely fell in love with the taste. And so had to try my version of kulfi too. Finding Nolen Gur can be a little difficult but I have mentioned below all the local places you can find it. If you however cannot find this variety jaggery, give this easy Nolen Gur kulfi (Jaggery Creamsicles) a…

Date Palm Jaggery Ice Cream | Playful Cookinglink to Date Palm Jaggery Ice Cream

Date Palm Jaggery Ice Cream

My day-to-day schedule is busy and boring at the same time. It does get quite monotonous. There are several moments when I get so frustrated or sleep deprived and I am always tired. Then something amazing happens, making every bit so worth it. Like the Mothers Day weekend, which could have been a typical lunch out weekend, but it twirled into quite an action-packed one.

Date Palm Jaggery Rice Pudding | Playful Cookinglink to Khejur Gurer Payesh

Khejur Gurer Payesh

Growing up, I don’t recall any special occasion when rice pudding was not prepared. Be it a birthday, after exam celebrations, any festival or a family get-together, this creamy comfort-in-a-bowl always made an appearance. This ritual is still followed religiously. And I still lick the bowl clean, every single time.