Author Archives: Tadka Pasta

Crackling & Crisp: Khara Biscuits

It’s amazing how a little cookie can be the key to a flurry of memories. Memories that are awash with the most endearing pastiche of smells, tastes, textures, and sights – of butter, spice, sweet, crumbly, golden brown, crisp, carom, … Continue reading

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Bring out the Salsa! Brown Rice, Mexican-style

Ever since the words Mexican Pink Rice appeared in a newspaper article, replete with a recipe, several years ago when we were starry-eyed eager beavers for Sunday specials to feed our families, we’ve had a thing for, well, Mexican Pink … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Soup, Salad & Sorbet at The Market, Ritz-Carlton

We could not find a better way to kick-start the week than stopping by to sample the Soup, Salad and Sorbet spread at The Market, an all-day buffet restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. The restaurant has a light and open … Continue reading

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Saying it with Strawberries

There’s little else in terms of a wholly satisfying experience in the kitchen than laying your hands on the season’s freshest produce to work wonders with. Plump strawberries that glisten like rubies in the sunshine dappled shacks of the local … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Riwaz at The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore

There’s really nothing we enjoy better than a grand Indian meal, especially when it’s been done right – classic dishes, true to their roots, but with a twist or two to add a spark and lift them out of the … Continue reading

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Review – Chocolate Tour at Jus’Trufs Chocolaterie

Living in the ‘burbs has its merits, no doubt – swanky eateries within an arm’s reach, and even trips to specialty stores clocked in a few kilometers to buy a block of imported cheese, or exotic produce. But when it’s … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Christmas Brunch at Novotel

It may not be a white Christmas like so many we’ve celebrated together, but the feasting is something we can’t be expected to give up. A four-course Christmas lunch was just what we needed to get us into the spirit of … Continue reading

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Quick-fix Chocolate-cheese Tartlets

’tis the season to be jolly, no doubt. But when the hands drop down at the very sight of, say, the whisk, in the aftermath of having baked too many holiday treats; and the kids beg for a little something … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Shebestan

What hits you, and hits you hard when you enter the newly opened restaurant, Shebestan at Sterling Mac’s hotel is the exotic decor, which is right out of an Arabian Nights extravaganza. The restaurant serves authentic Arabic specialties and you feel like … Continue reading

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Healthful and Heavenly

Nothing spells brunch like a pile of pretty pancakes, topped with runny syrup and a cloud of cream swirls, and a dusting of more sugar, perhaps. But if you’re a health nut, the very mention of these doses of artery-cloggers … Continue reading

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