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Spiced Sticky Baked Chicken Meatballs | Playful Cooking #meatballs #chicken #partybites #baked #appetizers #stickysaucelink to Baked Chicken Meatballs – Spiced Sticky

Baked Chicken Meatballs – Spiced Sticky

I almost burnt my tongue while making the sauce. The whiff of the chili sauce managed to bypass my stuffy nose and hit the sinus. I just couldn’t resist and instantly dipped a spoon in the simmering sauce to lick it clean. It tasted crazy good and as it reached the back of my tongue, I got a kick of heat. This Spiced Sticky Baked Chicken Meatballs are just what I needed to wake up my dead taste buds!

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Portuguese Spiced Clams

Little clams swimming in a vibrant red broth with a perfect balance of tang and heat! This Portuguese Spiced Clams is the perfect cold weather meal. You definitely need some rustic bread to swipe that delicious sauce off the bowl and a good wine for pairing. What I love the most about this dish is that it takes less than 15 minutes to bring it together.

Spiced Crab Cake with Chimichurri Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, drizzled with bright green herb sauce, these crab cakes with chimichurri sauce are perfect treats for any celebration. I love this kind of little fritters as a party appetizer. It’s easy to put together, can be prepped in advance and pan-fried just before guests arrive. Serve warm and wash it down with your favorite choice of drinks.

How To Make Makhni Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to How To Make Makhni Sauce

How To Make Makhni Sauce

Makhni sauce is a vibrant, aromatic tomato sauce that you can use to prepare numerous lip smacking dishes. It is freezer friendly and comes in very handy on those busy days when you crave for restaurant like curries. I have been trying this makhni sauce recipe for several years now. And it has managed to create several wow moments.

Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta | Playful Cookinglink to Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta

Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta

Out of the ample varieties of deep-fried food that my Mom prepares, the red lentil fritters have always been my favorite, especially on a cold afternoon. She would fry the fritters right before lunch and serve with piping hot yellow lentil soup (dal) and steamed rice. We call these fritters Daler Bora and they are quite common in Bengali food culture. It can be prepared with different kinds of lentil but red lentils are most frequently used. This time, I gave my own little twist by serving these crispy lentil fritters in a non-traditional way with bright green garlicky chimichurri…

Green Mango Mustard Kashundi | Playful Cookinglink to Green Mango Mustard Kashundi

Green Mango Mustard Kashundi

Mustard seeds and mustard oil are quite essential components in Bengali kitchen. It’s widely used in several dishes for everyday cooking. Past few years or so, people are trying to avoid mustard oil and switch to vegetable oil instead. However, there are still some dishes that are incomplete without that the distinctive sharp taste that only mustard oil can give. There are countless dishes where mustard seed paste is used along with mustard oil. Yellow mustard to be precise! As a kid, it was a flavor I couldn’t embrace but now, it’s a totally different story. I enjoy cooking with…

pasta with shaved carrots and carrot green sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Pasta with Shaved Carrots and Carrot Green Sauce

Pasta with Shaved Carrots and Carrot Green Sauce

A visit to the farmer’s market is inspiring, uplifting and one of the finest ways to start a morning. There is a local one, not too far from our home, that brings lovely spread of seasonal produce every week. On certain Fridays, I worry less about morning cleaning or prepping lunch and instead, I make a trip to the market. I walk pass the stalls at a slow pace, taking time to explore. There are huge bunches of vibrant greens, purple cauliflowers, baby artichokes and tender asparagus all screaming spring. And there in the corner, I see colorful spring carrots…

Curried Sweet Potato Saucelink to Curried Sweet Potato Sauce – Guest Post by Leanne Vogel @ Healthful Pursuit

Curried Sweet Potato Sauce – Guest Post by Leanne Vogel @ Healthful Pursuit

I cannot imagine a day without milk. My morning starts with a masala milk tea and on some days, it ends with a cup of hot chocolate. But there are people who suffer from bloated stomach, headaches and pain after consuming any dairy product. Honestly speaking, I didn't know about all these different kind of diets like gluten free, vegan or dairy free until I started blogging and until I started reading about it. Their blogs are inspirational. They teach you to enjoy food without feeling restricted. One such blogger, who is also a very good friend of mine, is Leanne Vogel,…

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Spinach Pesto with Roasted Garlic

These past few weeks have been really crazy. I missed my camera, missed visiting my favorite blogs and there is so much to catch up. In between all the packing and unpacking, I was hardly getting any time to breathe. Yes, we moved to a new apt and we are still settling down. Today, I found some time in hand to share one of our all-time favorite sauce for pasta, favorite spread for bread and favorite dip for the chips - Pesto!