Author Archives: Tadka Pasta

The Mighty Millet Matters

Millets have recently become a trending buzzword, with foodies, bloggers, fitness buffs and all manner of folks scrambling to discover more about these tiny grains that offer big promises. We attended a wonderful session aptly titled “The Mighty Millet Matters” … Continue reading

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Tadka Travels: Magical, Mystical Benares

Benares is a rich, technicolour dream that explodes on your senses, one sight, sound and smell at a time. Yes, it is dirty and many shadows lurk under its old skin. And yes, that bit has been glorified to the … Continue reading

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Crusty Mushroom and Millet Bites

Steering away from carb and fat-heavy meals is the order of the day. Small portions of healthy food appeal better across demographic groups, and even a typical food-centered festival is sized down to the extent that satisfaction comes from quality, and not quantity. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Shrikhand with Honey-roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Over the years, Diwali has lost its acute edges in our world, and with that, the loudness and garishness have faded, too. The parties have gotten quieter, the  firecrackers relegated to a few sparklers lit by our girls to honour … Continue reading

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Granola..As You Love It

The term “Granola” probably makes you conjure up a scene in 1970s Los Angeles, zooming into Sunset Boulevard, perhaps, where Hollywood stars ordered their power breakfasts brimming with high-protein ingredients like chia seeds, tossed with hand-pounded crunchy oats and grande … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Hot Fire-roasted Corn Dip

If all our growing up years were to be condensed into a single nugget, what would it contain? There was so much play, and there was so much done on impulse. There was music that soothed the senses as it … Continue reading

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Tadka Travels – Magical Mysore

Volumes have already been recorded about the magnificence of Mysore, the land of spices, silk and sandalwood, as the word goes, and should you want to plan a quick trip to this lovely little town just about 150 kms from … Continue reading

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Tadka Travels: Teatime at Valparai

When one is weary of the bustle and smog of the city, the idea of heading out for a mini vacation is pretty appealing, at least until you find yourself marooned at a crowded spot, along with a million other … Continue reading

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Piping Hot, Sticky Sweet

The Indian palate is well-accustomed to the stipulated mixing in of flavours – be it hot and sweet, or sour and spicy. Still, those fall on the ends of a broad spectrum of tastes, with the fine, nameless nuances of … Continue reading

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Tadka Travels: Spiti Valley Road Trip

Starkly, dramatically beautiful, relatively unknown and much off the tourist tracks, Spiti valley in Himachal is neither a breezy weekend getaway, nor is it in any way like that restful trip you last took to a sheltered hill resort. Most … Continue reading

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