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Tandoori Tacos


Summer is fast approaching, and we are all stuck at home, still! It was when Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrations were on and I decided to try this recipe, a homage to Indian and Mexican cuisine, both beautiful and rich in their culinary offerings! This is a great dish to cook together along with your family, and be creative. Just like you, I am a lover of food, and I try out new things from time to time, so enjoy!

TANDOORI TACOS (serves 3-4)

Ingredients

8 tortillas

1 medium-size red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup tamarind chutney, store-bought

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

2 limes, sliced in quarters

 

Tandoori Cauliflower

1/2 bottle of Rupen's Tandoori Marinade

1 cauliflower, peeled and florets cut in 4 inch cubes

 

Green Chutney

1 bunch cilantro, rinsed, then, roughly chopped along with the stalk

1 jalapeno

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup water

 

Cucumber Raita

2 cups plain whole milk Greek yogurt, whisked

1 English cucumber, minced/shredded

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, add tandoori marinade to cauliflower, mix.
  3. Line up cauliflower pieces on skewers and place them on a half sheet pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cauliflower looks slightly charred. Set aside to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, as the cauliflower is baking, prepare the Cucumber Raita by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate.
  6. In a blender, add the Green Chutney ingredients and blend. Set aside in a bowl.
  7. Once the cauliflower pieces have cooled, shred each piece and place it in a bowl.
  8. Have all the various components of the tacos ready.
  9. Warm each taco directly on a gas flame for about 1 minute (30 seconds on each side), and flipping them every 5 seconds. Set aside.
  10. Pick one tortilla, place 2 Tablespoons of cauliflower in the center, then sprinkle some sliced onions, cilantro, tamarind chutney (1 teaspoon), green chutney (1 teaspoon), and dollop with Cucumber Raita. Fold and enjoy!
  11. Repeat the same process with the other tortillas, and serve immediately.