Friday, May 2, 2008

Vaggarane (Tadka)

Tadka or Vaggarane is the process for flavoring the dishes. It is used in almost all the dishes in South India.


1 tsp oil
2 pinches of mustard seeds
1 pinch of cumin seeds
1 pinch of turmeric
1 pinch of hing
5 leaves of kadhi patta (karibevu)
2 cloves of garlic (optional)
(Since garlic gives a very pungent smell, many do not prefer it for the mild dishes)

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter. Add cumin seeds, turmeric, hing and kadhi patta. If adding garlic, saute it for 30 seconds or so.
  3. Pour the tadka on the dish.

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