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3 Essential Bengali Spice Mixes | Playful Cooking #spices #indian #bengali #kolkatalink to Bengali Spice Mixes

Bengali Spice Mixes

I have been making my everyday spice mixes for the past few years. Spices are the soul to Indian cooking and the aroma of freshly made spice mix can never be matched by the store bought version. It might add a few extra minutes but I always feel it’s worth tasking that time. Today, I am sharing 3 essential Bengali spice mixes, which very much defines the Bengali cuisine. These simple spice mixes are used in everyday cooking, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, and often prepared fresh at home.

Chicken Sukka (Mangalorean chicken stir-fried ) | Playful Cooking #chicken #stirfried #indianlink to Chicken Sukka – Mangalorean chicken stir-fried

Chicken Sukka – Mangalorean chicken stir-fried

There are some meat dishes that need hours of marinating, followed by long hours of slow cooking for the flavors to enhance. Then, there are dishes like this Mangalorean chicken stir-fried dish called Chicken Sukka. It has a boatload of flavors and comes together in less than an hour. Chicken Sukka is spicy, it's aromatic and uplifts your tastebuds instantly.

Spiced Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried | Playful Cookinglink to Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried

Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried

Quick, easy and bursting with flavor, this Spiced Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried could be your busy weekday meal. You can toss it with some leafy salad or you could wrap it on tortilla/roti with extra drizzle of yogurt on top. We enjoyed this Yogurt Cauliflower Stir Fried with rice and daal with salad on the side. Simple everyday healthy meal, ready in 15 minutes!

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.

Fig Chutney | Playful Cookinglink to Fig Chutney

Fig Chutney

Couple of months back, we went to visit one of my favorite shopping streets in Bangalore called Commercial Street! It used to be one of my favorite places to stroll around with friends, gobble street food and shop lots of clothes plus shoes. I visited the street nearly after 6 years and it felt so different this time, although nothing really changed. Still the similar hustle bustle and the shops looked pretty much the same with few additions here and there. My plan was to shop my heart out, to recreate those days with my boys, even if for a…

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,…

Dukkah 1link to Dukkah – Middle Eastern Spice Mix

Dukkah – Middle Eastern Spice Mix

I probably say this a lot and it's true -- I love trying out new cuisines and exploring new flavors. When the world has so much to offer, why stick to just one kind of food? I am always on the hunt, looking for something new to try and thankfully, my husband also enjoys the journey. Having said that, as much open minded as we are towards food, we are not all that adventurous to try out something bizarre. Bottom line -- it has to smell good, sound good or at the most, look good.

rosemary garlic oil 5link to Rosemary and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

There are two things I mostly use in my savory dishes.. Fresh Herbs and Garlic. My cooking starts with smashing, peeling and chopping some fresh garlic and ends with some handful of fresh herbs sprinkled for garnish and color. It amazes me that how just a hint of something can lift a dish to a whole new level. There are some dishes where you don't even need to add those garlic or herbs.. just infusing the oil with these ingredients can fill the dish with so much flavor. You can use them for pasta, salad, flavored rice dish or even…