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Definition

Fried seasoning, commonly of mustard and jeera, usually added to a cooked dish before being served.

Usage

Cooking tip: Don’t let the mustard burn in the tadka.
Added 2011-09-22 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Food and Drink

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Definition 2 of 2

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1. Tempering i.e., fried spices used while cooking.
2. The phrase tadka maar ke is used to imply an anecdote contains a vast number of half-truths and hyperbole, hence transforming it to a hot, juicy piece of gossip! Synonymous with adding mirch masala

Usage

Add tadka to the daal! Veena's teacher is coming for lunch!

Ayye don't tell Shanthi anything, she'll tell all the kitty party aunties the story, tadka maar ke!

Added 2011-08-23 by KaranjiKween

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

reel, Masala

Terms referencing this

lotte puski!