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Safed Paneer | Paneer in White Gravy

Creamy nutty gravy with soft paneer, Safed Paneer is unlike any curries that you might have tasted. Its light and mildly spiced. perfum-y aromatic from fennel and green cardamom. Cooked with ghee, Safed Paneer is a rich curry served in several Indian restaurants. The dish is very similar and often referred to as Malai Paneer Curry, Shahi Paneer or Mughlai Paneer.

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Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli, also sometimes referred as Kaju Barfi, is one of the most favorite Indian sweets. It’s fudgy, rich and melts in the mouth. Kaju refers to cashew and Katli refers to thin slices. It is also a popular festive treat, especially on Diwali. As a kid, I didn’t have a sweet tooth and there were probably few sweets that I would really enjoy. Kaju Katli was definitely one of them. This thinly sliced cashew fudge is gluten free and needs only 3 ingredients!

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Makhane Ki Kheer

Makhane Ki Kheer/Phool Makhane Kheer is a creamy Indian pudding prepared with fox nuts. It is a traditional dessert prepared during festive season, especially Navratri. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature and some people even like it a little warm! The Makhana Ki Kheer is a delight to the palate, and it comes together very easily.

Super Simple Fruits and Nuts Granola | Playful Cooking #granola #simple #breakfast #foodphotographylink to Super Simple Granola with Fruit and Nut

Super Simple Granola with Fruit and Nut

If you enjoy granola but still rely on the store-bought ones, you could make that change this year and start by making your own Super Simple Fruit and Nut Granola! Once you make it, you will realize how much healthier it is than the sugar loaded store bought ones! Plus, its super easy to prepare too.

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread - Needs no special gadget and super easy to bake! #cake #banana #bread #baking #playfulCookinglink to One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

I didn’t think I would need another recipe of Banana bread until I tasted my cousin’s recipe. He enjoys baking with his kids and on our beach day, he got this super moist loaf of banana bread. It was the best banana bread I ever had and this One Bowl Banana Nut Bread has now become my go-to banana bread recipe. It’s moist but not dense, crumbly but not dry, the texture and sweetness are spot on too.

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.

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Nuts and Seeds Crackers

At first, I want to thank you all so much for showering your wishes and showing your love in my last post. It means a lot! Now, if you are looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, this savory nuts and seeds crackers could be a good choice. It’s so easy to bake. Even if you are not much of a baker, you can easily pull it through. It’s crispy and so dunk-able in a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. You can go creative with the ingredients. Add your choice of nuts, may be some dried fruits or perhaps,…

Bengali Basanti Pulao (sweet saffron rice pilaf) | Playful Cookinglink to Bengali Basanti Pulao (Sweet Saffron Rice Pilaf)

Bengali Basanti Pulao (Sweet Saffron Rice Pilaf)

The festive season starts in less than a month and everybody is excited about it. This season gives us an opportunity to indulge in shopping, endless treats and family get together. Sweet aroma floats in the air, people look happier and there’s so much joy everywhere. Bengali Basanti Pulao, also known as Mishti Pulao (Sweet Pilaf), is a quintessential dish during the celebrations. Bengalis love their rice, be it lunch or dinner. And when it’s celebratory or a happy gala, the rice is uplifted with whole spices, nuts and raisins.

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Snack Time With Nutty Gritties

The addition of nuts in the daily meal is one the best ways to boost energy and stay fit. My husband and our little boy can go nuts over nuts, any time of the day. However, I am a little picky about it. Several months back, I had shared an energy bar recipe and mentioned about how nuts are not my favorite things to munch, unless they’re dusted with spices or cocoa powder and roasted to a crunchy texture.