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Berry Blast – Swirly Strawberry Rice

Aromatic basmati rice is sweetened, spiced and nudged over the top with a saucy strawberry swirl and a scattering of pistachios – next in our Berry Blast line-up. Strawberry Swirl Rice (Serves 4) 1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 Cup … Continue reading

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A Tryst with a Tadka Taco

Summer brings forth a legion of tasks and travails for the already overworked Mom. The activities on the calendar are almost prismatic in their appearance, overlapping blocks of color and date sending her into a dither. The choice of groceries, … 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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Mango Management – A Sticky Situation

The feel of wet earth underfoot, from a downpour the night before. The intoxicating lure of those prized  green-streaked balls of orange dangling from the low branches. The stinging, tart smell of the leaves hitting your nostrils even before the … Continue reading

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Mango Mush for the Crème de la crème

The weighing scales go wonky in the summer. Also in the winter. Well, mostly during every other month that is a harbinger of some festival or the other. Those kilos seem to hoard up effortlessly, at the behest of all … 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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More Cheese, Please?

Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted mostly ~ RL Stevenson Imagine a distant bubble and a whole new world inside it. A place where the sun never sets, the grass is always green and there are … Continue reading

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Funnibbles!

From bite-sized cakes that pop out in a bunch, to is-it-a-pie-is-it-a-cup, whatever’s your hunch. Or say, choco-fortunes, even cookie-wiches, or perhaps cuke-a-boats, filled with cheeses, we have it all covered, from crunch to munch! Like Picasso once said, it takes … Continue reading

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Savory Carrot Muffins

Muffins are forgiving, but not too much. They have been split, slit, slotted and slashed to suit the whims of different kinds of muffin monsters, in the form of stubs and tops and crumbly middles. They’ll take that much. But … Continue reading

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No Haute Cuisine This – Lemon Yoghurt Snack Cake

A gentle breeze caresses the leaves of the lone lemon tree in the backyard, making its laden limbs sway enticingly within an arm’s reach. How easy it is to linger for a moment, to admire the clusters of plump, yellow … Continue reading

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