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Definition: Tempering. A process used for flavoring certain dishes. To temper a dish, oil is heated and spices added to it and fried. This spice flavoured oil is then added to the dish as a final touch. One example of a dish that is given a tadka is Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavoured lentils).
Pronunciation: tur-kaa
Alternate Spellings: Tudka, Bagar, Bagaar

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