Category Archives: Sweet Treats

Tadka-licious desserts!

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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Quick-fix Chocolate-cheese Tartlets

’tis the season to be jolly, no doubt. But when the hands drop down at the very sight of, say, the whisk, in the aftermath of having baked too many holiday treats; and the kids beg for a little something … Continue reading

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Diwali Dhamaka! Mawa Mania

Diwali meant new clothes, a bag of firecrackers peeking from the shelf in a closet, the sound of the sacred bell and chants during the morning and evening Pujas, and the explosion of cardamom, sugar, mawa, saffron, coconut, flour, and … Continue reading

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Phir Na Maango – Mango Phirni!

We couldn’t possibly let the season’s last lot of ultra sweet mangoes go without whisking up a fitting goodbye treat. Thick and creamy, this recipe for Phirni handed down through generations has in all possibility been tweaked scores of times … Continue reading

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Kneady And Greedy: Doughnut Blowout!

You’d have to be someone like Lara Ferroni to wheedle us into thinking baked doughnuts are very edible, toothsome and as close to the real thing as it gets. Or Jon Hamm, even Oprah will do. But we digress. As … Continue reading

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A Mango-mottled Scoop Of Summer

Summer for us is a smorgasbord of happy possibilities. We seldom stew over the rigmaroles..instead, we let go, and let be. We take in the icecreamy mustaches on our girls’ upper lips as we stealthily wipe off our own, and … 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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The Particular Sweetness Of Shortbread

When the spirits are sagging from an overworked week and the rain is falling in thick sheets outside, summoning the baker’s will isn’t half as easy as it may seem, even with the dreamy swirls of butter and sugar that … Continue reading

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Citrusy Take On Coffee Cake!

When life gives you oranges, bake a coffee cake! Brimming with flecks of orange rind, the sheer tingle of freshly squeezed orange juice, crunchy walnuts, and the silk of chocolate syrup cutting rivers through the plush insides, this coffee cake … Continue reading

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Mushy Over Mousse

Some things in life are far more endearing when done the old-school way. Like these expressions of love: a hand-written note, a bunch of flowers picked from the garden, a home-cooked meal. And in that same vein, our delightful, time-tested … Continue reading

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