Category Archives: Picnic Basket

Roasted Veggies, Served Street-cart Style

The Desi Quotient (DQ), or Indigenous Quotient, is a darned thing. We score high on it, naturally, sometimes to the point of being unapologetically crude. Which you’d be too, if you were raised on a diet of “munchies” or “fillers” … Continue reading

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Grilled And Gorgeous: Krispy Masala Kulchas

Weekday woes come to bite us when the faces grow long, the eyes droopy and the pouts taking shape at the very mention of rotis and rice for dinner – possibly the only meal we get to share with our … Continue reading

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Out of the Lunchbox – Broccoli ‘n Cheese Sandwiches

It’s back to school for our kids and back to the usual lunchbox song and dance for us. While we usually throw in a sweet surprise or two for our girls to get excited about at lunchtime, we also like … Continue reading

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Bring on the Bialys!

When we asked our pals and followers on Facebook to identify the round, chewy roll in the picture below, one comment read “Bialiies, & they are heaven. Full-sized ones from traditional Jewish baker are about four inches across by half an … Continue reading

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Sugar-dusted and Caramel Crusted

Had it been left to us, these little beauties would in all likelihood, never have waltzed out of the Tadka kitchens. We like our cookies buttery and flaky, crisp and chewy, and sweet, most definitely sweet. So when our baker pals over … Continue reading

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Cool off with Saucy Sesame Noodles

Come summer and its the perfect time to eat right – fresh, light, healthy, raw and cool. The freezers get loaded-up with Watermelon Clone-sicles,  icy grapes and frosty fruit granita for our riotous little vacationers to cool off with. Rose sherbets, citrusy sweet … Continue reading

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A Mint-fresh Makeover – Masala Chickpea Salad

The protein-packed, fairly beloved chickpeas are an integral part of Indian cuisine. As kids, we loved the sight of the pale-skinned and stubby nuggets as they dropped like a bunch of rocks into a stainless steel pot where they would … Continue reading

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Summery Toast with Herby Notes – Savoury French Toast with Basil

  The growing up years had us notice that overflowing pot of holy basil or tulsi tucked away in a designated corner, basking in the backyard sunshine. The sharp fragrance of this sacred herb seemed to linger everywhere, in the striking yet not … Continue reading

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A Tricolour Dhokla Dhamaka

When breakfast hour closes in on a holiday, especially if it’s one that celebrates the nation, and its freedom, it’s no place for the typical Sundayesque lazy bones to idle and lounge around. There’s ample rattling of these bones while … Continue reading

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Terrifically Toasty, Coconutty Rice

Coconut rice is one of our favourite go-to recipes at hand when we’re looking for a tasty way to dress up a mound of leftover white rice, to fill in the line-up of ever-hopeful lunchboxes or to present as a … Continue reading

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