Chefs Tushar Tondvalkar and Evan Elman recently co-founded their Urban Tadka company that specializes in Awadhi cuisine (Indian). You place your order through Uber Eats, Doordash, Skip the Dishes and Foodee, and then your dishes are delivered to you at home or your office. Their ghost kitchen operates out of Coho Commissary which provides the necessary state of the art equipment and cooking utensils for their food production teams.
Last night I experienced Urban Tadka on my own at home tasting a selection of their dishes, my favourites were the Dal Bukkara (slow cooked black lentils in coconut milk, tomatoes and garam masala) and the Chicken Tikka Masala Kebabs (boneless chicken marinated in ginger garlic paste and kasuri methi then cooked over charcoal and finished in a creamy malai sauce); also had the Malli Ninari (goat shank cooked with fried onion, ghee, and whole garam masala), basmati rice, and garlic naan.
Awadhi cuisine originates in the area of North India where Chef Tushar is from and his cooking is influenced by Mughal cooking techniques where meat kebabs are cooked over open charcoal, and curries are cooked over a slow flame with aromatic spices, rose petals, and kewra water.
You can order from Urban Tadka online from 11am – 9pm daily as long as you are in the delivery areas of Uber Eats, Doordash and Skip the Dishes. Check out their Instagram @urbantadkayvr and see what they are offering, you can also call them at (778) 838-5500 to order frozen stews and other meals for pick-up in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak