Tune In For An iTunes Giveaway!

We’re spicing up the web one byte at a time..our brand new eBook, MANGO MASALA: 60 Indian Recipes From Your Local Supermarket, is selling like hot cakes on ebooks2go, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and..we’re now live on iTunes!

In the eBook you will find 60 Indian-inspired recipes using everyday ingredients from your pantry and supermarket, and a modern, no-fuss approach to healthy and easy meals.

Here’s a sneak peek into our eBook, with a recipe for Crunchy Hodgepodge, a refreshing, peanutty chopped salad from the chapter – Salads & Sandwiches..

Crunchy Hodge-podge

Bean sprouts, apple, carrots, cucumber, bell pepper and red onion ..a crackling cohesion of bite-edged textures..and a yogurty dressing that seems so coolly to curtsy and take a backseat. This Crunchy HodgePodge will leave you licking your bowl, fork, or both, if you discount the fingertips.

Crunchy HodgePodge
(Serves 4)

For the Salad –

  • ¼ Cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 Cup fresh mung bean sprouts
  • 1 Cup finely chopped red cabbage – tender leaves only (ribs removed)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • ½ Cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1 Tomato de-seeded and chopped
  • ½ Red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ Cup chopped Red onion

For the dressing –

  • 1 Small pod garlic
  • ¼ Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • ¼ Teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Sriracha
  • Salt to taste
  1. Crush the peanuts in a food processor to a coarse powder. Set aside
  2. Lightly roast the sesame seeds in a small skillet. Set aside to cool.
  3. To make the dressing, chop the garlic and sprinkle a few grains of salt over it. Mash to a paste using the flat side of a chef’s knife. Scrape the garlic paste into a bowl. Add the yogurt, honey, lemon pepper, Sriracha and salt. Whisk well.
  4. In a large salad bowl, place all the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Stir in the peanuts and top with the toasted sesame seeds.

Enjoy the salad scooped onto crisp, whole-grain flatbread or toasted pita bread.

Mango Masala - 60 Indian Recipes From Your Local Supermarket

And now..we’re hosting a special giveaway – 10 lucky winners will get a FREE iTunes download of our eBook! To enter, do any of the following:

Don’t forget to leave us a comment at this post, mentioning your Facebook/ Twitter/ email ids so we can contact you if you’re one of the lucky 10 winners!

The giveaway is open until Midnight CST Jan 2, 2013.

Winners will be picked at random from all the comments and announced here on the blog on , Saturday January 5, 2013.

And..for some novel takes on how you can gift our eBook this holiday season, do check out our blogpost – Give An eGift With A Tasty Twist!

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and the winners are announced here.

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22 Responses to Tune In For An iTunes Giveaway!

  1. Rashmi says:

    I’m following on Facebook

  2. Your Facebook follower that eagerly awaits new recipes from the Tadka Pasta kitchen!

  3. Sinduja RAghavan says:

    Love your recipes and the fabulous pictures that follow them. Great lover of your blog and Facebook page!!

  4. Neha says:

    I subscribe to your blog through Google reader. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. I am following you on Facebook and great pictures!

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  7. amrita says:

    Well I am already doing all of the above since more than a year 😀 n hav tried lot of recipes as well 🙂 *still makes puppy face in the hope of winning* 🙂
    P.s the salad looks so vibrant gonna try this one soon too 🙂

  8. Nisha says:

    Have been following on Facebook for a long time, and love all your recipes!

  9. pollyalida says:

    Just subscribed to your blog, followed on Twitter and liked on FB. 🙂 Covering all the bases. I’m pollyalida on twitter.

  10. Theresa M. says:

    Liked on Facebook (Theresa Miller)

  11. gloria kersh says:

    I “liked” you on FB and I follow your blog.

  12. Sarah Ludwig says:

    I am now following you on Twitter! @sarah_ludwig
    Thank you!

  13. maha says:

    delicious 🙂 vl like in FB dear

  14. Shirley says:

    Been following you on FB. Great giveaway!

  15. harsh adlakha says:

    follow Tadka Pasta on facebook. Love the simple to follow recipes , pictures to go with it and the awesome descriptions.

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  17. ritika says:

    Following you guys on FB. You have an awesome blog 🙂

  18. Sudeshna says:

    This wonderful book helps you make delicious and healthy food without much effort. I bought it just before Christmas and used the holidays, when the kids are home and expecting new and fancy food everyday, to try out some of the dishes. My son who loves Mexican food loved the Peppery Chicken Wraps. The Mango Lassi-Smoothie tastes heavenly. The POM Lime Sparkler was a big hit this New Year’s Eve. The Beet Patties reminded me of the ‘Vegetable Chop’ which we used to enjoy, travelling on the Indian Railways many years ago. And the Carrot Halwa tasted just like the dessert my mom used to make when we returned home from our boarding school during the holidays. Loved the fact that the recipes use simple ingredients available in most supermarkets/groccery stores. Excellent book, will definitely recommend it to my friends.

  19. Munira says:

    Did I miss it?

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