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The Tadka (Tempering) Element in Indian Cuisine

By Conchita de Souza

The Tadka (Tempering) Element in Indian Cuisine
This post examines another key component of Indian Cuisine - the tadka or tarka (also goes by the names chhonk, baghaar, phoron). The word tadka might sound familiar to you as many Indian restaurants have adopted it in their menu listings but also as their restaurant name. The method is seen all across India but varies according to the regions, thereby making it a unifying element in Indian cooking. 

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