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Doi Begun (Eggplant In Spiced Yogurt)

Sliced eggplant pan fried in very little oil and then layered with spiced yogurt followed by a drizzle of tempered hot oil! Doi Begun is a popular Bengali eggplant curry, except I make it little untraditional way. Typically yogurt will be cooked along with the spices and eggplant. This recipe doesn't call for that which makes it a very quick meal. It's light on the tummy and great on warm days too.

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh | Playful Cookinglink to Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

When it comes to cooking with chicken, I always tend to lean towards curry. Needless to say, we love curries but sometime I feel it’s just inbuilt into my system. And I like to break that at times, especially on the days when my bones are too tired to stand by the stove, stirring and simmering. The idea of roasting chicken is relaxing and makes for a perfect meal. A quick prep, a good marinade and let the oven do its job. For us, when it comes to chicken roast, the flavor has to go deep and it has to…

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Chicken Ghee Roast

Ghee to Indians is what Olive Oil is to Italians. Nearly all of us are obsessed over it and always have a jar ready, mostly homemade and occasionally, store bought. We like it with both savory and sweet. Spread it on a roti (Indian flat bread), drizzle on the dal (Indian lentil soup), cook rice or curry with it or add it in the dessert. As a kid, I used to help Mom make ghee and her approach was quite an extensive one. It would take days of preparation by collecting fresh cream after boiling full fat milk every morning.…