Category Archives: Dinner Den

Stirred Crazy – Hot Wok Chicken

Spicy, salty, sour, sweet, crunchy, saucy..pause for a moment to dream up a dish with a niftily balanced amalgamation of all your favorite tastes, and in all likelihood, a chipper Chinese take-out container will appear, bearing the tongue-tingling answer in … Continue reading

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Pop’s Peppery Chili

Next to jazz music, there is nothing that lifts the spirit and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili ~ Harry James On the stove, simmering in a saline broth are fluffy pods of supple-skinned beans bearing … Continue reading

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A Tryst with a Tadka Taco

Summer brings forth a legion of tasks and travails for the already overworked Mom. The activities on the calendar are almost prismatic in their appearance, overlapping blocks of color and date sending her into a dither. The choice of groceries, … Continue reading

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Mommapalooza!

From that first blob of homemade applesauce she fed you when you were a toothless infant, right upto keeping up with your ever-shifting, eclectic food choices over your growing up years, be it vegetable stew or egg curry, butter chicken … Continue reading

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An Earthy Eat-in

On Earth Day, the Tadka kitchens are serving up a truly delicious, natural, nourishing meal – call it a teach-in if you will – dappled in earthy hues and textures. A truly synesthetic experience for our epicures and environmentalists, the … Continue reading

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Tadka’s Own Chicken Curry

When the adept Tadka chef is witness to such phrases as, Country Captain curried stew, or chicken curry in a hurry, coming out of the mouths of some of the stalwarts in the food business, like John Edge and Rachael … Continue reading

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Egg Fried Rice, No Soy

There’s something to be said of the molasses and mushroom-ridden odor of that familiar, brown, gloppy sauce in Chinese food, in its Indianized glory or otherwise. If you’ve loved your Saturday night Chinese take-outs, you’ll know better than to love … Continue reading

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