Category Archives: Summer Coolers

Saying it with Strawberries

There’s little else in terms of a wholly satisfying experience in the kitchen than laying your hands on the season’s freshest produce to work wonders with. Plump strawberries that glisten like rubies in the sunshine dappled shacks of the local … Continue reading

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Freshen up! Fizz up! Mango Cream Sodas

When the sun is out and tolerable in Bangalore, our minds hark back to the beaches of Fr’isco, to the tall, cooling glasses of fizzy, fruity, creamy sodas guzzled down breathlessly..leaving frothy mustaches that lived long enough to tell a … 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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Icy Cold Treat For Coolest Mommy – Chai Granita

Tiny raindrops trickle down the pretty red galoshes, the ladybugs on them glistening like jewels. The mist is floating far away, like a disheveled ball of fur. Daddy doesn’t own a raincoat, so he makes do with his brand new … Continue reading

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Spiced in a Trice – Bubbly Buttermilk

Zooming in on a speck of an image in the vast map of memories that often unfurls in the mind’s eye, one spots an earthern pot filled with buttermilk. It could be a leaf out of the imagination, from the … Continue reading

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Salad Splurge – Lettuce Do The Momo

As all good things must come to an end, thus ends our Salad Splurge with a spicy-licious Asian-style salad with Chicken Momos.. Asian-style Salad with Chicken Momos (Serves 2-3) For the Dressing: 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed tamarind extract 1 Tablespoon soy … Continue reading

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Salad Splurge – Eggelicious in No-mayo Land

Our second offering in the Salad Splurge series is this truly Eggelicious Salad, in No-mayo Land.. Tadka-style Mayo-free Egg Salad (Serves 2-3) For the Salad Dressing: 3 Tablespoons honey mustard 1 Teaspoon horseradish or spicy brown mustard 3 Tablespoons thick … Continue reading

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Salad Splurge: Broccoli on a Tropical Trip

There’s a food for every season and if left to the Tadka girls, more than enough seasonings for every food, if you just took a second look in your pantry and stared long enough into the depths of your refrigerator … Continue reading

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Citrusy Sweet Tea, Y’all!

Spoon after spoon stirred in to no avail, the cold tea resists all attempts at sweetening as the sugar settles like a stubborn sludge at the bottom of the jug. A jumble of thoughts swirl up at the sight, remindful … Continue reading

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Watermelon Clone-sicles

There is a fair bit of head-scratching, hemming and hawing, as baffled faces scour the bulging bushels of watermelons nearly spilling onto the market sidewalk, for a good find. The elderly couple, sprightly and sharp, engages in a low-voiced deliberation … Continue reading

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