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Murg Dhansak (Chicken cooked with lentils) | Playful Cookinglink to Murg Dhansak (Chicken Cooked with Lentils)

Murg Dhansak (Chicken Cooked with Lentils)

I seriously didn’t imagine taking such a long break. With so many recipes in the backlog, I was planning on sharing something with you much earlier. But then, days went by and with few items on my plate; I didn’t realize that almost a month passed by. Some of you emailed me asking if my health was fine or if I moved back to India. Thank you for your emails! My health is absolutely fine and I am still in sunny California. With all the workload of organizing the new apartment and entertaining a few guests in between, I somehow…

Peas and Asparagus Risotto | Playful Cookinglink to Peas and Asparagus Risotto

Peas and Asparagus Risotto

Some dishes cannot be rushed through. It needs extra time, more love and a cook’s unbroken attention. Gently mixing with a wooden spoon, allowing the white sticky rice to bathe in flavorful broth, observe as it absorbs all the moisture and grow in size. Give it another bath, another quiet stir and watch it get fluffy with time. Risotto is not a weekday feast, unless you have ample time in hand to stand by the stove. It’s a heartening classy dish that fulfills your soul at every spoonful. It’s an art to prepare risotto and after numerous flopped shots, I…

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Pork Vindaloo

In India, not many people are used to eating pork or beef but if you grow up in Shillong, it's tough to ignore it. One of the most popular dishes in Shillong is 'Jadoh' - a pork and rice dish found in every corner of the street. Few months back, my friend Madhu opened a group in Facebook called 'Pork-Lover' and asked me if I could cook something special for the group. Well, why not! what are friends for :) I have always enjoyed this red meat and decided to try Pork Vindaloo.