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Southern Biscuits Spiked With Spice

There’s something intensely satisfying about breaking the cold edges of butter into flour, whether one is an avid baker whose fingertips are well-worn with the feel of this gravelly, floury mixture, or an eager newbie who wishes to break that … Continue reading

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Yogurty Yums – Urad Raita

Continuing with our Yogurty Yums offerings, we’re moving from the mountains of Himachal to the plains of Karnataka. Next up is a simple raita made with a creamy urad dal-coconut base, and used, more often than not, as an accompaniment … Continue reading

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Perky Pineapple – Sweet and Sour Gojju

If you’ve ever gorged on a wedding feast in Southern India, Karnataka to be precise, you’ve surely ended up smacking a sweet-sour pineapple gojju up to the last drop. We’re bringing the house down with a Tadka version of it in … Continue reading

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A Mishmash of Mushroom Musings – Masala Mushroom Medley

The sound of Grilled Portabella on a Bun on the menu at a fancy cafe leaves the wary vegetarian a little less thrilled. The prospect of biting into a meaty middle, even if the bun in question is well-buttered and … Continue reading

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The Spur of the Psychedelic Greens – Rainbow Chard Mustard Masala

In the rare event that even a Popeye fanatic in the family should resist spinach, the circumspect Tadka cook quietly slips it in paranthas and soups. The sudden greening of good old golden-brown paranthas and regular, radiant red soups is … 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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Slightly-spiced..Melony Ice

It’s the middle of a work week, school is closed for the day. Daddy is toiling away in an airconditioned cube, twenty miles away. But Mommy’s schedule surely allows for a picnic in the park. The sun is falling in … Continue reading

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Tadka’s Own Chicken Curry

When the adept Tadka chef is witness to such phrases as, Country Captain curried stew, or chicken curry in a hurry, coming out of the mouths of some of the stalwarts in the food business, like John Edge and Rachael … Continue reading

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Beat The Beast With..Masala Foccacia Bread

The Tadka cook is well-seasoned, adept at using every trick in the book to transform commonplace ingredients into lip-smacking delights. She is not above giving a helping hand to idlis with baking soda, fluffing up her cakes with baking powder or … Continue reading

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