Tarka is technique where spices are added to very hot oil. When the spice seeds are added to the hot oil, they pop and sizzle bringing out the intense flavor and aroma.
Tarka might be done in different ways:
Its either done at the beginning of a recipe, and then the other ingredients are added to [...]
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