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Kaju Biscuits | Cashew Shaped Crackers

These Kaju Biscuits are crunchy, bite sized and perfect savory snack for teatime. It has no eggs and needs only three key ingredients. Kaju means cashew but these kaju biscuits have no cashew, it just cashew shaped crackers. On festive season, we go bonkers making an array of sweet treats and to balance it out, we need some savory munch on the side. It's a great snack for Masala Chai too! So, this Diwali, try these Kaju Biscuits! It would make for a great addition to your Diwali gift basket. Watch the video to understand better on how to shape…

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Sabudana Khichdi

Tiny sago pearls/tapioca pearls cooked with a very few ingredients to make a fluffy pilaf! Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most popular fasting dishes during Navratri festival season. It’s quick, gluten free and takes very minimal effort to bring it together. I like it with a cup of tea or coffee. The tricky part of Sabudana Khichdi is to keep it fluffy and non-sticky. Please watch the video to understand it better and follow all the tips that I have mentioned below.

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread - Needs no special gadget and super easy to bake! #cake #banana #bread #baking #playfulCookinglink to One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

I didn’t think I would need another recipe of Banana bread until I tasted my cousin’s recipe. He enjoys baking with his kids and on our beach day, he got this super moist loaf of banana bread. It was the best banana bread I ever had and this One Bowl Banana Nut Bread has now become my go-to banana bread recipe. It’s moist but not dense, crumbly but not dry, the texture and sweetness are spot on too.

Chicken Ghungni (Yellow Peas And Mined Chicken Stew) And Announcing the Cookbook Cover | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

After a month of back and forth, we finally have the name and the book cover! I am so happy to ultimately share it with you. Through the process of writing the book and photographing all the dishes, I don’t think I ever sat down to realize the scale of the achievement. Now, when I see the book cover again and again with the title, my name on it and those dishes that I cooked, it started to feel a lot real. Soon, I can call myself an author. Oh boy! To celebrate the moment, I wanted to make something…

Sriracha Popcorn | Playful Cookinglink to Sriracha Popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn

We haven’t been to a movie theater for the past 3 years. I am really planning to take some action on that but then again, there should a fun movie that Avyan would enjoy. These days, all he likes to watch on TV are rhymes. So yes, we are all ears to get some advice on how to get started with movie theaters. In the meantime, we cuddle up in the couch and catch up on that paused movie with a big bowl of popcorn. Our favorite lazy Sunday afternoon routine!

Khaman Dhokla | Playful Cookinglink to Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a delicious snack that's extremely popular in the state of Gujarat! It's a savory steamed cake prepared with chickpea flour and is often served for breakfast or even snacks. The texture of Khaman Dhokla should be spongy and airy, it should feel light and almost melt in mouth. It's a delicious healthy bite you will thoroughly enjoy.

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…

Aloo Tikki Chaat | Playful Cookinglink to Aloo Tikki Chaat

Aloo Tikki Chaat

Crunchy potato fritters topped with chickpea stew, bathed with the famous trio of red and green chutney along with tangy yogurt, topped with raw onions, cilantro and tiny strands of fried chickpea flour batter called sev! And to give that final smack, a pinch of chaat masala is sprinkled at the end. With so many things going on in one plate, Aloo Tikki Chaat should clearly fall under meal category and just not snacks!

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My Love for Street Food

Even though I get intimidated and concerned about the hygiene, street food has always managed to pull me towards it. There are no table manners or no formal attire but the air is always casual and it's only about food. Call it fast food or junk food, street food has managed to win a lot of hearts.