Warm, hearty soup loaded with vegetables that your child will slurp up within minutes (if the adults in your family don't do it first!). Seriously guys, my kids have gotten into a rut, where they only eat pasta or rice. I finally tried out this soup and poured it into mugs for them to drink. I'm not sure if it was the yummy flavors of the soup, or that they got to drink it out of a mug, or some combination, but they drank it right up. THIS IS A KEEPER!!!
Tadka Masala is the flavor base for almost all North Indian dishes (think butter chicken, saag paneer, curry). It's the "secret sauce" if you will. The problem is a good tadka masala takes a lot of time to cook to get the rich flavor, generous amount of cooking oil, and you have to stay at the stove continuously stirring so the onions don't burn; but with kids who has the time, seriously?:) The slow cooker helps you achieve that rich flavor you are looking for without having to stay at the stove continuously stirring; you use way less cooking oil, and allows you to make enough to provide the base for 8-14 separate Indian dishes. I even add this to other non-Indian dishes like spanish rice, stir-fry's, marinara sauce, and it gives it incredible flavor.