Author Archives: Tadka Pasta

Salute to Summer – Creamy Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies

If there’s one ingredient that is used and loved in many cuisines around the world, it is yoghurt. It was one of the first foods that we fed to our babies, and is a staple on our dinner tables every night, … Continue reading

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An afternoon with George Calombaris

We discovered MasterChef Australia fairly late by any set of standards. This happened soon after we moved back to India a little over three years ago. We’ve definitely made up for lost time since, and the show is a firm fixture … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: 25 years of Karavalli!

When it comes to experiencing the varied cuisine of the South-Western Coast of India, we’d like to go out on a spindly limb and declare that no place does it better than Karavalli. For 25 amazing years they have been consistently bringing … Continue reading

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Swing it on the Stovetop – Cornbread Paniyarams

With the amount of diverse flavours and textures available readily to us in our little Indian kitchens, we could traverse the world in a few days with prudently created regional recipes. Give us a block of good cheese and some … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Lunch @ Riwaz, The Ritz Carlton

Riwaz at the Ritz Carlton is one of the finest restaurants in Bangalore, serving authentic and inspired North-west Frontier cuisine. Chef Ramandeep had hosted us for dinner at Riwaz not too long ago, and what a grand and unforgettable experience that meal was! When … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Chili’s

It doesn’t take more than “Chili..” to excite the TexMex buffs in us to hop into our automobiles and sail to the other end of town for a bite. Which is why, when we were requested to review the lunch … Continue reading

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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 devoured … 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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