Food experiment – "Indian" TacosPosted in Indian, Main Course on November 23rd, 2009 by Van Santos
I was sitting in the office today and thought to myself – I like tacos, I like Indian food, let’s give Indian Tacos a try. Sure, part of the reason the Taco concept never really caught on in Indian cuisine is that whole “sacred cow” thing but I wasn’t going to let a thing like thousands of years of spiritual belief get in the way of my hunger.
Here is what you’ll need for this dish.
- 1 1/2 lb of 90/10 beef
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 2 tsp Chili
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Coriander
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Tomato (as topping)
- Lettuce (as topping)
- Cottage Cheese (as topping)
- Flour Tortillas
Let’s just start off by saying this is not your typical Taco dish (obviously). Here we go…
- Cut your onion and garlic into very thin slices as the intent it so simply add flavor to the meat when cooking. Heat up your pan with olive oil, add your garlic and onion. Let brown ever so slighlty.
- Add meat, cook over a medium to low flame and mix
- As your meat is cooking add your spices – no specific order. While I only used 1/4 tsp of salt, I suggest you salt to your liking.
Cut your tomato and lettuce, and there you go, you are ready to eat. Now you may be wondering “What’s up with the cottage cheese?” Well, it is also a topping. Keeping with the theme of “Indian” I wanted a quick alternative to Paneer and cottage cheese is the answer. I know it will sound odd at first but it really works!
A big warning – make sure you use flour tortillas. The flavor of corn tortillas just don’t mix will with the seasoning in the meat.
I haven’t perfected the dish yet but it’s a good start. Hope you enjoy, and if you do happen to do your own version please let me know.