Author Archives: Tadka Pasta

Fruitcake Flip! Upside-down and Inside-out

  Well into the holiday season, it hardly seems like wishful thinking, to want to acquire a dozen recipes, and a dozen-odd hands to execute them. There’s that sensational plum cake from the local bakery from several years ago that would be … Continue reading

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Fuss-free Filter Kaapi Pannacotta

  Life in the land of filter kaapi is a trifle more exciting than that intoxicating morning cuppa, with coconut and chili ridden breakfast varieties, and the eternal sunshine of spotless blue skies, most of the time. There are umpteen … Continue reading

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Steeped and Syrupy – Red Wine Poached Fruit

There’s something about the Fall air that makes eating family meals at the table a little more special, with fresh cooked food steaming off the plates and the easy flowing conversations and laughter, all filling the house with warmth. Desserts are typically … Continue reading

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The Pudding’s in the Peppers!

A sales pitch for the Tadka kitchens would probably comprise overcrowded countertops, leftover breads, eggs and milk, butter and cheeses, and a bounty of fresh vegetables. Just enough ingredients there to appease the growing appetites in our girls, and to satiate the sudden … Continue reading

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Event: Diwali Diya Workshop at Bosch DIY Store

Festivals stir up all sorts of impulses and instincts..the urge to spend time with friends and family, to cook up the traditional and some not so traditional sweets and munchies, to dress up in sparkling new acquisitions and to spread a bit of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Sunday Brunch at Ultra High Lounge

The High Ultra Lounge, in our humble opinion, has two star attractions – the spectacular ambiance, and the delectable pan Asian creations of Chef Zhang and his dynamic team. This beautifully planned lounge space sprawled on top of the World Trade … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Teppan, Citibank Restaurant Week India

Teppan is one of the few specialty Japanese restaurants in Bangalore, serving a variety of dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun. The restaurant is fairly easy to locate since it is on the second floor of a building on Ulsoor Road that includes … Continue reading

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Making Merry with Millets

Growing up in India has always felt like one big fat celebration, as if the serious aspects of life were far removed from it. There seemed to be a season for a festival and yet no reason at all for … Continue reading

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Look, Ma, There’s Rat..a..touille On My Pizza!

Pizzas spell comfort from the word go – stringy, bubbled-over cheese, crackling yet cushiony crusts, and the deeply satisfying medley of sauce and vegetables (or meat, if that’s your thing). They’re what you indulge in when you’re feeling low for … Continue reading

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Speed Date with Tamarind Chutney

Chutneys, the magnificent creations of Indian kitchens that run across many melodies, from high-pitched spiciness to tingle-toned sourness and everything in between, are the darling elements of our parties, trusty condiments that are employed perennially, to woo our guests. Could … Continue reading

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