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Indian Masala Chai (Spiced Milk Tea) | Playful Cooking #tea #foodphotography #masalachai #chai #latter #indianlink to Indian Masala Chai (Spiced Milk Tea)

Indian Masala Chai (Spiced Milk Tea)

I am a tea person and irrespective of the season! I need my morning cup of Indian Masala Chai every day. Sweet and warm, flavored with spices and fresh ginger. A cup of Masala Chai always feels like the perfect way to kick-start the day. I learnt this version of Indian Masala Chai (Spiced Milk Tea) from Arvind. He makes the best tea, no kidding!

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…

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders | Playful Cookinglink to Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders

Living with a 3-year old is like living a life filled with unpredictable moments. Most of the days, he wakes up happy, we cuddle and share a lot of morning kisses. He then just follows the daily routine without even asking him to. I get this feeling of accomplishment. And out of no where, suddenly the whining starts. There is always a reason, some random reason. I hear myself yell and all those happy moments just vanish. He doesn’t like it when I get mad so he starts crying, only louder this time and won’t stop unless I hug him. He…

Garam Masala Baked Potato Chips | Playful Cooking #chips #baked #potato #garammasala #indian #spicedlink to Garam Masala Baked Potato Chips

Garam Masala Baked Potato Chips

Working from home can easily get you into this habit of munching something every now and then. Although I don’t normally get any salt/sugar attack, but we all go through unexplained days of craving. I reach for the bowl of fruits and then slowly switch to the pantry looking for some salty bite like chips! Earlier this week, I had one such day and randomly decided to try baking chips instead. I read a lot about baked potato chips, even drooled at several pictures. So, I went ahead and gave it a try. Garam Masala Baked Potato Chips, earthy, warm…

Masala Nimbu Soda (Spiced Lemonade Fizz) | Playful Cookinglink to Masala Nimbu Soda (Spiced Lemonade Fizz)

Masala Nimbu Soda (Spiced Lemonade Fizz)

Growing up in Shillong meant no summer vacation and no brutal hot days. Hence, the classic Nimbu Pani (Indian Lemonade) was never that common. However, Mom used to make us a glass after school, more for a medicinal purpose than thirst quencher. It was only during our yearly visits to Kolkata that got me to hooked to this ever so refreshing summer drink. Gulping a couple of glasses from the roadside stall was a mandate every time we stepped out. No ice cream or fresh fruit juice could give that cool feeling.

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Masala Papad — A healthy and light appetizer

  Sometimes an easy and comforting food tends to get lost or ignored in between all the fancy smancy exciting ideas that keep revolving in our head. And it’s good because without inspiration and variety, life can get pretty boring. But once in a while, it’s nice to slow down, stay away from the kitchen and spend more time with the family. Make something light and easy, like this masala papad that doesn’t require too much effort and call it a day!