Tadka Travels: Spiti Valley Road Trip

Tadka Travels: Spiti Valley Road Trip

Starkly, dramatically beautiful, relatively unknown and much off the tourist tracks, Spiti valley in Himachal is neither a breezy weekend getaway, nor is it in any way like that restful trip you last took to a sheltered hill resort. Most of the trip is spent bumping along the Hindustan-Tibet Highway, ...

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Restaurant Review: Fabelle Chocolates

Restaurant Review: Fabelle Chocolates

Growing up, there were few things more exciting than receiving a box of filled chocolates, poring over the little descriptions printed on the crinkly paper inside, tasting, sharing and arguing over which had the best centre. A visit to the spanking new Fabelle Chocolates boutique recently brought back this childhood ...

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Picnic-friendly Pizza Muffins

Picnic-friendly Pizza Muffins

When you love pizza, you find several ways and means to enjoy its warm, savory flavors. Just the thought of an overload of cheese oozing in little puddles amid little moons of tart tomatoes or pepperoni, the oregano asserting its grassy intensity on your tongue, bits of garlic accentuating the ...

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Warm & Delightful Tropical Bread

Warm & Delightful Tropical Bread

The sun has been particularly ruthless lately here in Bangalore. While we get through our days with tall pitchers of iced tea and melt into a sweet puddle of delight at the very mention of ice cream, there's also the cooking and baking routine that curiously alleviates some of the ...

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  • Toasty Roasted Baby Potatoes

    Toasty Roasted Baby Potatoes

    It doesn't take too long for us to munch our way through a kilogram or more of potatoes as a family. Somehow this pantry staple manages to sneak into our ...

  • Masaledar Millets - Vangi Bath

    Masaledar Millets - Vangi Bath

    Rice and wheat make up our world. Or at least, they make their appearance at almost every meal we eat. To change this up bit, we decided to try putting ...

  • Summer Starter: Grated Mango Pickle

    Summer Starter: Grated Mango Pickle

    We've been to strawberry, pumpkin and apple patches quite a few times while we were in the US, an outing that everyone in the family enjoyed. What's not to love ...

  • Green, Mean Peas 'n Potato Patties

    Green, Mean Peas 'n Potato Patties

    Between the torment of summer's early onset and the intangible promise of rain, there lies, rather unperturbed, a desire to eat bite-sized portions of little somethings, rather than full-fledged meals. ...

  • Dehlvi Cuisine Showcase

    Dehlvi Cuisine Showcase

    Old Delhi is renowned for its culinary heritage, and though I've eaten my way through many meals that have their origins there, a weekend wholly dedicated to Dehlvi cuisine sounded ...

  • Dehlvi Cuisine: A Jama Masjid Jamboree

    Dehlvi Cuisine: A Jama Masjid Jamboree

    The beautiful Jama Masjid in Purani Dilli is a sacred monument that is like a beacon of devotion and spirituality for Muslims in India. Built in the time of Shah ...