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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…

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Pav Bhaji

When there are tidbits of veggies lying in the veggie basket, I often go for one of my favorite street foods, Pav Bhaji. It is one of those easy to put together meals. Pav, the butter rolls, and Bhaji, the mishmash of vegetables and potato that gets cooked in spices and finished with a dollop of butter. I read in several articles that this dish was once the staple meal for mill workers. I can understand the reason behind it because when it is served with soft buns on the side, it turns into a carb loaded meal. It is…

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Papri Chaat – Indian Street Food treat – Guest Post for Shulie @ Food Wanderings

There are emails which makes you smile, emails which makes you go aww and then there are emails which makes you jump from your seat and go OMG..and you keep saying to yourself am I reading it correctly!  Yes, that's exactly how I reacted when Shulie wrote to me that she was planning an Indian Theme and asked if I could do a guest post. It was a special moment for me.. excited, happy and felt SO honored.