lassi – the original smoothie

Lassi is the most common beverage in Northern India. Seasoned yogurt blended with water (or ice) forms the basic lassi.  While sweetened lassi is by far more popular, salted lassi has its own set of fans.

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chai – the elixir of life

A steaming cup of fragrant chai is just a permanent fixture in any Indian home. Every home in India has a different version of this brew, some sweeter, some stronger, some with more milk, some with more water… the one thing that does unite this diverse population is the love for this so called elixir of life.

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coriander or cilantro… fresh either way!

One absolute favorite garnish in Indian cooking that is found across almost all regional cuisines of India is fresh coriander. More commonly referred to as Cilantro in America, also Chinese Parsley, Coriander is used both as a herb (fresh leaves) and a spice (seeds – whole & powdered).

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the bitter pill – fenugreek

Fenugreek isn’t the most popular herb but it is one of the oldest cultivated plants. With a distinctive bitter flavor, the dried leaves are used as herbs, the seeds as spice and the fresh leaves are used as a vegetable in Indian cooking.

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how difficult is it to eat healthy?

The one thing that constantly bothers most of us is eating healthy. Hectic schedules have given way to convenience in food habits and cooking at home* seems to be on a downward spiral. This change as indicated in multiple reports has happened over few decades and not overnight. So, how do you make the best of the situation? How do you eat healthy when eating out?

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ginger – getting to the ‘root’ of it

In the Tikkaway Kitchens, we are ready to start a ‘name-the-ginger-shape museum’! We have photographic proof!! But, apart from being a source of entertainment in an otherwise humdrum day in the kitchen, Ginger has actually been dubbed among the world’s healthiest foods!

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the spice box

In any normal Indian kitchen, the spice box holds a prime position! While the actual box may just hold 6 – 7 jars of spices, the actual count you will encounter in the kitchen could be anything between 20 – 30 different varieties.

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redefining fast food

Ever thought how the context of the word ‘fast’ has changed over the last 5 decades? Once upon a time fast used to be ‘Bullet Bob’, now it is ‘Lightening Bolt’! A Trans Atlantic call at one time would take hours to connect… now you can reach the other side of the Atlantic in a few hours! Yes, our perspective of ‘fast’ has changed, but has it changed across the board?

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the tikka-way

Anyone who has been to a Tikkaway knows that this is a pure labor of love.  For our customers, we want it to be an experience that is more than just the meal and for everyone working with or associated with Tikkaway, its more than just work.

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