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Tadka Travels: Aapno Rajasthan

Rajasthan is truly spectacular, from every labyrinthine sandstone jali to vibrant, hand-painted marble pillar. There’s something so stately and sublime about the place that you end up feeling like a ribbon slipping through its landmarks, imbibing their grandeur, coming out fuller and … Continue reading

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A New Take On A Holiday Classic!

A few years ago, a visit to Door County, Wisconsin, during the holiday season threw up some wonderful possibilities. The lake was a sheet of glass, the twinkling lights were everywhere, trees adorned with glimmering ornaments towered over us, the … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig Clafouti

French desserts don’t always have to be complicated and daunting, and the Clafouti is a perfect example. Classic custard ingredients are whisked together and then baked up along with fat chunks of whatever fruit is in season. Cherries, pears, plums, … Continue reading

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2-Layer Paneer Canapes

The lavish menu at a premium, fine-dining restaurant would possibly enthrall you with a dozen-odd varieties of paneer dishes, each stylishly titled, like Paneer Manpasand or Paneer Rosti, and ornately described, with a mouthful of adjectives. In our kitchens, blocks of paneer are … Continue reading

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Around Town: Buffalo Back Organic

At the end of our post The Mighty Millet Matters we had promised to share here a few pictures and notes about the charming venue. And this post is all about Buffalo Back, which is an organic studio that operates … Continue reading

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An evening with Go Cheese

Rich, buttery, piquant and oh so satisfyingly savoury, cheese is a well-loved food that people from every culture have enjoyed and experimented with since ancient times. You could be a cheese snob turning up your nose at mass-produced blocks of processed … Continue reading

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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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