Tadka Travels: Teatime at Valparai

Tadka Travels: Teatime at Valparai

When one is weary of the bustle and smog of the city, the idea of heading out for a mini vacation is pretty appealing, at least until you find yourself marooned at a crowded spot, along with a million other souls who have had exactly the same notion. This scenario ...

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Piping Hot, Sticky Sweet!

Piping Hot, Sticky Sweet!

The Indian palate is well-accustomed to the stipulated mixing in of flavours - be it hot and sweet, or sour and spicy. Still, those fall on the ends of a broad spectrum of tastes, with the fine, nameless nuances of some others waltzing along the scale. (Some words in the ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...