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Mattha (Indian Spiced Yogurt Drink)

Call it Mattha, Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk, this yogurt baked spiced beverage is a classic Indian summer drink. Couple spices and fresh herbs blended with yogurt and water makes this thirst quencher. It is a great way to stay hydrated.  

Raw Mango Spiced Sweet Chutney | Kacha Aamer Mishti Chaatni #playfulcooking #foodphotography #chutney #mango #condiments #indian #spiced #sweetlink to Kacha Aam Er Chutney (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney)

Kacha Aam Er Chutney (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney)

Keeping my mango indulgence on, I have this amazing, lip-smacking and caramelized Kacha Aam Er Mishti Chaatni (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney). It’s a quintessential Bengali chutney. It is often prepared with jaggery we serve it along side spiced meat curry or in a breakfast meal. The kacha aam er chutney or cha-a-tni, as we like to call it, is freezer friendly and I store for several months in a clean airtight glass container.

Fruit Cold Cut Panzanella Salad | Playful Cooking #panzanella #salad #summer #fruitslink to Panzanella Salad with Fruit and Cold Cut Meat

Panzanella Salad with Fruit and Cold Cut Meat

A salad such as Panzanella Salad shouldn’t resist to norms like day old bread with tomato and vinaigrette. It’s a type of salad that can be simple or extravagant with a beautiful medley of fresh seasonal produce. This Fruits and Cold Cut Panzanella Salad is like summer on a bowl with interesting mix of textures from different fruits and red wine vinaigrette. You can adjust the ingredients of the Panzanella Salad based on your taste buds and diet.

Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea | Playful Cooking #summer #drinks #foodphotography #iced #tea #nectarine #rosemarylink to Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea

Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea

This Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea is an absolute summertime pick-me-up with just the right amount of sweetness and a striking balance of flavor. It’s so easy to make that once you get the hang of it, you will never go back to store bought iced tea. This perfumed Nectarine Iced Tea will leave you feeling sated and recharged!

Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings | Playful Cooking #chicken #wings #baked #garliclink to Baked Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan

Baked Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan

One of my absolute favorite things that I can eat any time are chicken wings, even when I am not hungry! I pretty much love it with all kinds of sauce as long as it’s not super spicy. However, my number one flavor choice is this Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings. So crispy, so flavorsome and a must for trying if you enjoy ton load of garlic.

10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this Summer | Playful Cookinglink to 10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers To Try This Summer

10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers To Try This Summer

We all love ice cream on these warm days but I often go for something to drink. High shooting temperatures mean that your body needs more fluid and you need to stay hydrated to avoid feeling fatigued. Of course, you need to drink a ton load of water but it’s nice to occasionally switch it up with some seasonal fruit drinks. So, here are 10 interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this summer. These are non-alcoholic, super easy to make and a great way to indulge on the summer fruits!

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Cream to Try this Summer | Playful Cookinglink to 10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it. The warm breeze, the long day, extra play time for the kid and an overdose of ice cream. I have 10 interesting flavors of ice cream for you to try this summer. Some of the recipes are with eggs and some are eggless. A couple of these are even good for breakfasts, no kidding! Just soak up the sun and indulge on the creamy deliciousness.

Rose Cardamom Syrup | Playful Cookinglink to Rose Cardamom Syrup And Three Easy Ways To Use It

Rose Cardamom Syrup And Three Easy Ways To Use It

This mildly sweet, perfumy rose and cardamom syrup is the perfect way to add a splash of floral sweetness to your drinks and desserts. The syrup is easy to make. It has countless uses and I am sharing three easy effortless ways to use it.

Tropical Fruit Ginger Juice | Playful Cookinglink to Tropical Fruit Ginger Juice

Tropical Fruit Ginger Juice

The temperature has finally started to shoot up, giving us a full feeling of summer. The clear blue sky, the mildly warm breeze always calls for something refreshing and this tropical fruit ginger juice is the answer. It’s sweet, zesty and so uplifting. Make a big batch because you will love it!

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.

Green Tea Mint Lemonade | Playful Cookinglink to Green Tea Mint Lemonade

Green Tea Mint Lemonade

One of my best friends recently bought a beautiful big house. The first thing that caught my attention was her kitchen. Gorgeous natural light! The second thing which caught my eye was the Meyer Lemon Tree in her backyard. I am one of those lemon fanatics who like to add a little citrus flavor in everything. From smoothies to curries to desserts! So, you can imagine my excitement when she showered me with a bag full of Meyer Lemons. These lemons are huge, some of them even bigger than my 50mm lens. If you follow my Instagram stories, you must…