Category Archives: Soup Souk

Soups, done Tadka-style

Soup’s On! Pressure Cooker Minestrone

Winters are for curling up with a good book or movie and hot, comforting food. The days that seem so much shorter bring on a wave of inertia and we barely make it to the coffee pot without grumbling. Gone … Continue reading

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Soup Splash with Carrots and Leeks

We’ve had a really short spring in our part of the world this year, with the cool winter days transforming almost overnight, and giving us a taste of summer even in the usually balmy month of February. Because of this the vegetable … Continue reading

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Soup-erb Stock from Scraps

On a blustery, rainy evening, when the mind is set on a slow-simmered pot of soup, there can’t be too much to nitpick or niggle about if all the ingredients are within arm’s reach to whisk up something that only … Continue reading

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Indian-style Hot Tomato Soup

Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? It is the To-amor-to that Amor himself spins on his axis while the world watches on in awestruck fascination. Really, what’s not to love about the tomato? Never mind the Reynoldsburgians who … Continue reading

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A Bowl of Red Velvety Goodness

Seldom does a packaged food that comes with a keenly inscribed shelf-life inspire a recipe in the Tadka kitchens, even if we’re all for easy-does-it ideas to liven up the dinner table from time to time. A Trader Joe’s special … Continue reading

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Root for Fall – Snappy Sweet Potato Soup

Find more delicious recipes like this one in our eBook, Mango Masala: 60 Indian Recipes From Your Local Supermarket, on Amazon, iTunes, B&N. The russet-skinned, orange-fleshed tubers can be a trifle too sweet for the spice loving lot. They’ve been … Continue reading


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Kicked-up Black-Bean Soup

  “I’ll serve something black. Bean soup, licorice, coffee. It’ll be very grim, I promise. We’ll cover the mirrors. We’ll listen to Piaf. We’ll read passages from Dostoyevsky.” ~ Stephanie Kallos Whether it’s the Brazilian feijoada – an amalgamation of … Continue reading

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Lemon and Spice Cabbage Soup

Going by food activist Anna Lappe’s assertion that our view of food is largely an “illusion of abundance,” a light cabbage soup would sound like something a hard-nosed dietician recommended. Or perhaps what Beatrix Potter’s Flopsy bunnies cooked in a … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Soup, No Curry.

Every Indian cook worth her salt must feel the burden of many myths weighing down upon her like a dark cloud as she whisks up gravies and kneads flours to produce flavorful culinary results. She keeps many a secret weapon to unleash … Continue reading

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