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Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour

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My half Mexican family loves their tacos. My grandson asked me to make tacos and I churned out Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour. I had no clue how, but then I wasn’t going to give up on it. Mexican tacos reflect the cultural background of the country. The experience begins with searing, juicy yet tender proteins (chicken, beans or mushrooms) mixed in a melange of spices and garnishes, and swathed in a crunchy tortilla.

About Tacos

It is good to make tacos as it is easy and you can pack all kinds of vegetables, eggs or chicken in those tacos and the kids will never know it.

Homemade Tacos are perfect for a family dinner, parties and more. Like most of my recipes, you can make these in all sorts of different ways.

Tacos possess these amazing qualities: something wholesome (chicken and veggies), something creamy (avocado), something tangy (ketchup or sauce) something crispy (taco shell), and lots of cheese.

Over time, the traditional Mexican dish has evolved to comprise of various varieties of proteins, vegetables, and grains. Each one of us have different dietary needs these days; gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or non-veg. There is a taco for everyone.

These fried taco shells are perfect for taco night.  Wow your family with these tortilla shells and serve the most delicious tacos.

If you want to make a vegetarian taco you can use kidney beans or mushroom for the filling. Innovate your toppings with individual taste.

These are truly amazing chicken tacos with easy-to-make onions and peppers and creamy avocado sauce!

Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour

Homemade taco shells.-loaded the warm tortillas with juicy, succulent and spiced chicken, creamy, fresh homemade guacamole, satiny cream, tangy salsa and gooey mozzarella cheese.  The tacos are melt-in-your-mouth tender inside bursting into a symphony of flavours. While the shell is crunchy and crispy.

Taco shells

My desi taco is a perfect blend of Indian and Mexican. Well, I didn’t have masa flour so I made do with wheat and flour and made a firm dough. Deep-fried the taco shells and loaded the warm tortillas with juicy, succulent and spiced chicken, creamy, fresh homemade guacamole, satiny sour cream, tangy salsa and gooey mozzarella cheese.  The tacos are melt-in-your-mouth tender inside bursting into a symphony of flavours. While the shell is crunchy and crispy.

Check out the easy Guacamole recipe video

Recipe for Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour

INGREDIENTS

For the Tacos

1 cup wheat flour

½ cup plain flour

1 tsp salt

Oil for frying

For the Chicken Filling

200gms shredded chicken

1 tsp garlic crushed

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp oil

4 tbsp of spicy tomato salsa

1 onion sliced

Salt to taste

1 cup of chopped peppers

For the topping

½ cup fresh cream

1 onon chopped

4 tbsp homemade guacamole

100 gms grated Mozzarella

METHOD

Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour
Mexican Taco with Indian Flavour

For the tacos

Firstly roll out 6 inch discs with the dough. Prick them with a fork as you don’t want them to puff up.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the tacos. Slide in the rolled disc and with a prong hold both the sides in the centre.

Drain on a kitchen towel and set aside. Stack the fried tortillas on a toast rack and store for using the next day if you like

For the chicken

Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour
Boiled chicken

Subsequently, heat the butter and oil. I added the oil so that the butter doesn’t smoke.

Mexican Taco with Indian Flavour

Add the crushed garlic and onions. Sauté till pink.

Next, add the peppers. Toss for a couple of minutes and add the boiled and shredded chicken.

Now stir in the salt and spicy thick salsa.

Stir fry for five minutes and set aside.

Assembling the tacos

To assemble the tacos, spread the chicken filling down the centre of each tortilla. Top with avocado dip, onions, cream and cheese. You can finish the tacos with garnishes of your choice.

Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour

Serve Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour immediately.

My taco shells were a bit soft as they were not made with masa flour. So, I heated them in the oven @200 degrees for 5 minutes.

Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour
Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour
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Mexican Tacos with Indian Flavour
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. For the tacos
  2. Firstly roll out 6-inch discs with the dough. Prick them with a fork as you don’t want them to puff up.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the tacos. Slide in the rolled disc and with a prong hold both the sides in the centre.
  4. Drain on a kitchen towel and set aside. Stack the fried tortillas on a toast rack and store for using the next day if you like
  5. For the chicken
  6. Subsequently, heat the butter and oil. I added the oil so that the butter doesn’t smoke.
  7. Add the crushed garlic and onions. Sauté till pink.
  8. Next, add the peppers. Toss for a couple of minutes and add the boiled and shredded chicken.
  9. Now stir in the salt and spicy thick salsa.
  10. Stir fry for five minutes and set aside.
  11. Assembling the tacos
  12. To assemble the tacos, spread the chicken filling down the centre of each tortilla. Top with avocado dip, onions, cream and cheese. You can finish the tacos with garnishes of your choice.
  13. Serve immediately.
  14. My taco shells were a bit soft as they were not made with masa flour. So, I heated them in the oven @200 degrees for 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Notes 1. Preferably use half a cup of makki aata

2. Vegetarians can use, paneer, tofu, mushrooms or just veggies

3. Use sour cream if you can

4. Use any cheese

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 28

  1. Shall try this for breakfast tomorrow. Nice and delicious recipe.

  2. PraGun says:

    Tacos are love, Be it anytime snack or even a meal they serve both purposes, On the go food and can be loaded with any filling you want.
    Loving all your recipes along with your videos a lot. Love to your grandson helping you out with his cute voice.

  3. Alpana says:

    omg, this is so tempting. We all are a big fan of Mexican food. And once a week, I either make Fajitas, Quesadillas , or Tacos. Need tried whole wheat version. What we get here is soft tacos and hard tacos and they are made with flour. Will try making it with your recipe and since we are vegetarians, I will substitute chicken with something else.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank u Alpana..we never get ready tortilla or tacos here and grandson loves Taco bell…so my desi version 🙂 Glad u liked it

  4. Arushi Seth says:

    Yummy!!! I used to make fajitas with a similar stuffing. But never made them at home and got readymade ones. Will try this for sure. Thanks

  5. Anagha Yatin says:

    Lockdown has given me an opportunity to try my hands at various cuisines and pamper my family with my new found love for cooking. Mexcian Tacos with Indian flavor that you have introduced sounds interesting and inviting. Mexcian food is always a welcome choice when we eat out. That means… the stage is set for me to try these over the coming days.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jyoti Jha says:

    This is an awesome recipe. A Mexican dish with an Indian twist! I am a Taco fan, would love to try this.

  7. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    We enjoy making tacos at home- your desi twist ones sound rather interesting!

  8. Madhu Bindra says:

    The tacos look inviting. I have a similar recipe but do away with butter.

  9. Simrit Bedi says:

    I love Tacos..love your twist to the recipe ❤️

  10. I am a taco fan and making them at home was long there in my list. Would live to try it out soon. Love and hugs to your grandson, his sweet voice made the video more cute and interesting.

  11. I had made tacos few days ago with bean filling and my girls loved it so much. I had used ready made one..your recipe is looking really easy and simple to follow, will surly try this. thanks again for sharing easy and interesting recipe.

  12. Yummlicious recipe of Mexican taco with desi tadka, we used to make this at home with the filling of paneer mix veg, the chicken version I will try for my son for sure.

  13. Cindy Fox says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, Harjeet. I learned something new too. I didn’t know if I poke holes with a fork the shells won’t be so puffy.
    I don’t have masa either but am going to make these as you did and enjoy every bit.
    I shared and will share some more with others because this is so easy and simple and delicious with the Indian flavor making them even more tasty.

  14. These look delicious, will definitely give them a try .

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