We, Ranjini & Ruchira, are two Indian foodies steeped in kitchen poetry. We first met years ago as neighbors in Chicago and food was the it factor right from that very first encounter. We were on our way to a community potluck. Not a week passed since then that did not involve the swapping of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We have shared brick-like first breads, soups for the sick souls in our households, and also snuggled in cheer-me-up treats for each other when most needed.

Our inspiration for recipes comes from the culinary nuances we’ve picked up from kitchens across the world on our travels and the spices and staples in our pantry.

We believe that food is a great unifier and our blog is reflective of that sentiment. We grew up sharing food and stories with friends and neighbors, and learnt early on that no matter what the mood or underlying current, food brings families and communities together in inexplicable ways. We also learnt, from our Mothers, that being a slave of your own instincts in the kitchen can produce magical results. So, that’s what we try to do with our everyday cooking experiments, making sure we steer away from rules and rigmaroles.

Do check out our cookbooks and the workshops that we run in Bangalore.

We’d love to hear from you. Leave us a note here or email us at tadkapasta@gmail.com.


24 Responses to About

  1. Anamika says:

    Wow the taste flavours seems so much like mine. Great to have discovered your space!!

  2. lavina says:

    wat a lovely introduction!! first time here, glad to follow u..do visit me somtime

  3. Maria says:

    What a great blog!
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  4. Christine says:

    Hey R&R,

    Love your blog! We were wondering if we can feature it on our Knapkins.com website. This summer, we launched Knapkins to showcase the most delicious dishes created by a community of passionate foodies and food bloggers. We would love to have you be part of it! Come by and play a game of ‘food duel’, or take a look at our top dishes of the week and get inspired with new recipe ideas.

    Once you submit your foodblog, we will automatically add photos from your new blog entries and notify you when its ready. To submit your foodblog, visit http://www.knapkins.com/signup/blogger

    Have a scrumptious day,

    Christine & The Knapkins Team

  5. Shira says:

    Looks very delicious! I love the food you are sharing – thank you for stopping by my blog and for following – Cheers! 🙂

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  7. Wow, what a nice blog! Your recipes look so delicious and inspiring with all the different flavors you’re mixing. I’ll definitely stop by on a regular basis now 🙂

  8. Dear R & R…..

    Please do keep up your good work and I was completely in love (for the moment) with some of the recipes you guys have posted in Tadka Pasta.
    I have to try out the dishes with my wife, the Chocolate muffins, Risotto with Asparagus, Peas and Pearl Onions, Paneer in Roasted Red Pepper Curry and Coconut Caramel Sauce.
    In this regard I have a query in regard to the Risotto. It’s not possible to get Arborio rice in Assam. Any rice which can best substitute it? We do have a brand of sticky rice, which is usually eaten with milk and jaggery.


  9. Hey, first time here, great to have discovered your space, it’s really nice…will keep coming back 🙂

  10. Arch says:

    Hey R&R, bonding over food is the best, right ? Love the name tadka pasta…Nice blog, that pic of the tricolour dhokla is awesome…Have fun cooking, while I go check out hte rest of your blog…

  11. Hi! Yours is one of the selected blogs I enjoy reading, though I follow ten thousand other blogs :). And so, I am nominating you for the Inner Peace Award and the Sunshine Award. If you accept it, it will give me great joy and if you don’t, then I am gonna haunt you in your dreams :D.

  12. Sinfully Tempting says:

    Lovely blog, so glad I stumbled across it! 🙂

  13. Hi, so nice to meet you! I have to say, your blog is very inspiring! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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