Category Archives: Dips and Sides

Luscious dips and tempting sides from the Tadka pages

Smokin’ Dip-in For Super Sunday – Horseradish Hummus

When you’ve battled all odds and gone grocery shopping in the thick of snow to stir up a storm in the kitchen for Super Sunday, when those callused and chapped hands tire from flapping page after page for a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Cashing In On The Cran Craze – Fresh Cranberry-onion Chutney

It calls for a churlish smacking of the lips, for licking the last traces off the ladle when no one is looking. It explodes on the tongue in volcanic intensity – a volley of sweet, spicy and sour flavors coalescing … Continue reading

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Yogurty Yums – Urad Raita

Continuing with our Yogurty Yums offerings, we’re moving from the mountains of Himachal to the plains of Karnataka. Next up is a simple raita made with a creamy urad dal-coconut base, and used, more often than not, as an accompaniment … Continue reading

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Perky Pineapple – Sweet and Sour Gojju

If you’ve ever gorged on a wedding feast in Southern India, Karnataka to be precise, you’ve surely ended up smacking a sweet-sour pineapple gojju up to the last drop. We’re bringing the house down with a Tadka version of it in … Continue reading

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Chutney Chow-down – Tomato Thokku

Continuing on our Chutney Chow-down trail, we’re cooking up a variant of the delightful Tomato Thokku from Southern India. Part pickle, part chutney, this tangy concoction stays well in a bottle or jar for 2-3 days without refrigeration, so it’s perfect … Continue reading

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Chutney Chow-down – Green Chard

The word chutney has not only traversed borders, it has endured ample wear and tear and come to bear diverse connotations and uses. When it’s sealed in the glass sleeves of a Major Grey’s in this neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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The Call of the Cool Cantaloupe Salsa

Driving home at sunset, with the sun roof still down, a warm breeze nuzzling our sleeveless arms, we, the Tadka twosome, wrap ourselves in the comfort of the farm finds of the day. About a dozen tender corns, snug in … 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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Roll Your Tongue, Say Ralsa!

The sight of the crisp green cucumber lolling about in the refrigerator tray with its less cooler relatives like zuchini and squash could add a vigor to your being, a bounce in your unmanicured hands as they reach out for it. … Continue reading

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