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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.

Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho | Playful Cookinglink to Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho

Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho

About four years back, I had attended a blogger gathering organized by California Strawberries. It was in the scenic city of Carmel. We visited several farms, spoke to the talented farmers, learnt all about strawberries and gobbled on the sweet fruit for three days in a row. This year, I am joining hands with them once again to spread more strawberry love with this Strawberry and Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho.

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh | Playful Cookinglink to Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

When it comes to cooking with chicken, I always tend to lean towards curry. Needless to say, we love curries but sometime I feel it’s just inbuilt into my system. And I like to break that at times, especially on the days when my bones are too tired to stand by the stove, stirring and simmering. The idea of roasting chicken is relaxing and makes for a perfect meal. A quick prep, a good marinade and let the oven do its job. For us, when it comes to chicken roast, the flavor has to go deep and it has to…

Meat Balls In Hot Garlic Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Meatballs in Hot Garlic Sauce

Meatballs in Hot Garlic Sauce

Scheduling and planning outlines all my weekdays. It not only helps in retaining my sanity but it also succeeds in getting me some rest. Though at times, I can’t really decide between snoozing along with my boy and finishing work. With Arvind’s long working hours and Avyan’s toddler tantrums; I almost always pick the quick nap. Even a short 30 minutes help me gain back some energy, which is absolutely required to keep up with the always-busy little boy. Over the weekends, I let go the entire routine. We prepare breakfast together and make it an extra special one. We…

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Spicy Egg Curry

I was singing to our baby ‘humpty dumpty sat on a wall…’ and Arvind goes “papa grabbed it fast enough, so it doesn’t fall …” Eh!! I looked at him with an exclamation mark hovering up my head. He as usual smiled, gave few eye gestures and ultimately gave up. ‘Egg curry for lunch?” he said, “Ohhh now I get it…” What can I say guys; I can be really dumb at times. We laughed out loud and our baby stared at us in utter shock! His big eyes turned bigger, mouth wide open; two tiny baby teeth in lower…

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Zesty Fish Curry with Coconut Milk

In the past week or so, I might have finished a whole bottle of cough syrup, sipped several cups of ginger tea and gulped many more glasses of homemade herbal drinks. This dry cough sucks! First, it was the jet lag and then, this dry cough; it’s been a while since I had a sound nap. The sore throat has changed my voice. Most importantly, I can hardly talk and that’s not an easy task for me.

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Shrimp Pulav – Guest Post at Healthful Pursuit

Even in the days when my life was less about food and more about meetings or projects, dinner was always an important part of the day. Eating out was always an option but enjoying a comforting warm meal at the end of a busy day was relaxing. Even though I was not a big foodie, cooking had always been a fun activity for me; it was like a stress buster that helped me empty my mind and get ready for the next day.  

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Spicy Corn Fritters

I was prepping for dinner when I got distracted towards the television. Brian Boitan was sharing his love for a special corn fritter that he ate at E&O Asian Kitchen in San Francisco. Who doesn’t like deep-fried snacks and anyways, SF is not far from my place. But then again, I was not sure I could wait long enough for a trip! Quickly I switched off the stove and started making notes of whatever information I could gather while observing the chef. She made it sound so easy but even after multiple attempts, it didn't come out half as close to…

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Chilly Bhajji / Deep Fried Peppers

This is how I like to categorize spicy food.. 'Spice Spicy', 'Gingery Spicy' and 'Chilly Spicy' :) All I need on my daily diet is a dish with lots of flavor and a hint of spice. However, there are days when I crave for nothing more than a super-spicy delicious homemade meal. Like chilly chicken or tom-yum soup or spicy chicken wings or roasted pepper dipping sauce. These kind of cravings mostly happen during cold winter.. Or when I have cold/fever and the medicines have killed my taste bud.