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Aloo Palak Paratha

Aloo Palak Paratha is a carb in carb comfort food with a good dose of fresh spinach in between. Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian stuffed bread recipe that is prepared with whole wheat. I like to add some greens to it, sometimes kale and sometimes spinach. Often served with yogurt on the side, a dollop of butter and some pickle, Aloo Paratha makes for a great meal. It is also sometimes served as weekend breakfast with a cup of piping hot masala chai.

Bengali Aloo Dum | Playful Cookinglink to Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Baby potatoes, boiled just until fork tender and then sautéed in spices until the sauce gets thick and coats all over.  Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes) is a quintessential Bengali weekend breakfast, often paired with luchi (fried mini flat bread). This is a simple dum aloo recipe prepared with onion, garlic and lots of aromatic spices. This Bengali style dum aloo is a favourite in many household and often you can even find it as a Kolkata street food during morning hours to feed the hungry souls on the go.

Indian Spiced Smashed Potato Salad | Playful Cookinglink to Indian Spiced Smashed Potato Salad

Indian Spiced Smashed Potato Salad

I have a light Indian spiced potato salad for you before we rush out to catch the train. It will be a five-hour journey and we both are quite excited. It’s been ages since either of us travelled by train and it will be Avyan’s first time! Our little one is usually quite a sport at travelling but of late, he started throwing tantrums at every tiny thing. So, you know, we are praying these five hours don’t feel like fifty hours. We are packing enough snacks, some of his toys, loading his favorite videos to the tablet and hoping…

Potatoes and Peas Samosa | Playful Cookinglink to Samosa with peas and potatoes

Samosa with peas and potatoes

Spiced starchy bite size, almost mashed potatoes along with peas all stuffed in a flaky pasty, deep fried to golden brown! Potatoes and Peas Samosa is my all my favourite Indian snack. And I love to pair it with a perfect cup of Indian Masala Chai. It took a while and few failed attempt to finally get the recipe right. If you follow all the tips, you will get it right too!

link to Dum Aalu – Bite Size Potatoes In Yogurt Gravy

Dum Aalu – Bite Size Potatoes In Yogurt Gravy

If I have to ever choose one dish that I cannot stay without, it would be a tough question to answer. However, if you ask me to pick one thing that I love the most and can eat everyday, that would be none other than humble potatoes. Mash it, sauté it, put it in soup, salad or curry. Deep fry it, bake it or give it any cut you like and I would always eat it with a smile.

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Tilapia with Purple Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Growing up in a Bengali Family, we ate fish everyday and used every single part of it. I like to deep fry the tail and bite every inch of the crispy end. There are several delicacy dishes in West Bengal that are cooked with fish head. It may sound very un-appetizing for many of you, while  for some of us.. party in our mouth! This sure does tells you about my love for fish. The thought of eating fish head, tail or even fish with skin and bones scares Arvind. So, I don't cook anything but boneless skinless fillet. Someday.. someday.. I am hoping to make…