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Shorba - Indian spicy Soup : Playful Cookinglink to Tomato Shorba – Spiced Tomato Soup

Tomato Shorba – Spiced Tomato Soup

Flavor packed with warm spices, Tomato Shorba is an Indian tomato soup that was introduced by the Mughals. It is typically prepared with only tomatoes, but I like to add one red pepper and then roast it for maximum flavor burst.

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins | Playful Cooking #muffins #quinoa #breakfastlink to Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins – Guest Post for Vijitha @ Spices and Aroma

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins – Guest Post for Vijitha @ Spices and Aroma

When I moved from Bangalore to California, the one thing I knew I would miss were my friends. I have a bunch of those. Bubbly, cheerful and happy, always there for me, always make me smile and even scolds me when I am wrong. They rocked my life. I feel lucky, really lucky that even though we stay miles apart and we don’t get to talk often, things didn’t change even a bit. We easily start off from where we left, effortlessly.

Photography | Kankana Saxenalink to Should I or Should I Not ?

Should I or Should I Not ?

A thought has been bothering me for more than a week now and I am asking myself the same question over and over again - Should I or should I not? When I started the blog in Jan 2011, it was not really thought through. I didn’t know any blogger, didn’t know how huge the food community could be.  I didn’t know if I would even enjoy blogging. It was a decision made one afternoon after a long chat with my friend who thought it would be a good idea to share recipes with friends. Eventually, it reached to the world and…

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,…

fruit and nut coffee cake @ Playful Cookinglink to Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake

Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake

Did you guys have a great Easter? We didn't celebrate but certainly enjoyed spotting several cute little bunnies running around with a colorful egg basket in their tiny hands. There were some joyful cheers and lots of laughter. The sky was bright blue and beautiful spring air carried several families to the park. It was pretty clear that people were relishing the Easter weekend. And while you guys were busy boiling, painting, hiding and hunting eggs, I cracked a few and baked a cake!

Vodka Mac and Cheese @ Playful Cookinglink to Vodka Mac and Cheese

Vodka Mac and Cheese

What makes Macaroni and Cheese everyone’s favorite? Is it the tiny elbow pasta that sits effortlessly on a spoon or the velvety sauce that binds it all? Is it the quick-to-cook procedure or the comfort that comes along with it? Whatever the reason is, this pasta preparation has always managed to cheer up all of us, irrespective of the age group.

bengali rituals @ Playful Cookinglink to Glimpses Of Bengali Marriage Rituals

Glimpses Of Bengali Marriage Rituals

My day would start with a cup of hot tea that I didn’t make, followed by a savory breakfast. Lunch and dinner was always lavish with multiple courses and in between all these, there were various kinds on sweets, both syrupy and dried. We Bengalis love to eat and in my house, whenever there is any celebration, food-talk happen before anything else. For folks who are not aware, my brother just got married which is why I was out of action for past few weeks. He stepped into a new stage of life with a broad smile on his face,…

Lemon Pudding @Playful Cookinglink to Lemon Pudding

Lemon Pudding

People say my little brother and I look alike. We are not twins, just one year apart. He is taller than me, has a smart brain, doesn’t talk much and at times, he is very shy. Just like other siblings, we had our moments of cheerfulness, enjoyment, roughness and fights. I still remember the time when our youngest uncle was getting married. We cousins were playing around, making noises, dancing to loud music while my brother was helping dad and my other uncles arranging things for the wedding. He was always the more responsible one and now, in less than a…

hibiscus syrup @ Playful Cookinglink to Hibiscus Syrup

Hibiscus Syrup

There are different categories of people when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Some love it, some hate it and some make fun of it. I fall in a different group, the one with folks who like to celebrate any day that calls for yummy food, good drinks and quality time with your loved ones! And irrespective of the occasion falling on a weekend or a busy weekday, our kind figures out some way to make it special. I cherish this day, which is celebrated all across the globe where every one is speaking one single language - Love! The…