This week has been great so far. I was in NYC for three back-to-back incredible days and it was awesome ignoring the weather part. At work, I got a chance to quaff down the delicious Entrees and Hors d’oeuvre. But along with the winter season, I terribly missed these Paneer Tikka Tacos. I kinda feel that I have this hidden love for tacos <3 I eat them at least twice a week, and it’s never enough 😂 So, I try my best to make a different/mixed version at least once a week. This time I made Indo-Mexican fusion tacos. Instead of the meat/tofu, I made Paneer Tikka Masala tacos. And Oh Boy! Were they delicious! Check out the recipe below. Do try it at home and let me know if you like it.
Ingredients: approximately 10 tacos
For a quick semi-dry Paneer Tikka Masala:
2 cups cottage cheese chunks
1 medium onion cut into squares
2 red bell peppers cut into squares
1/2 cup full-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp red chili powder
2 tbsps vegetable oil
Salt to taste
10 6-inch white corn tortillas
For Raita (Yogurt Sauce):
1 cup full-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
Enough water to get Pancake batter or Idli batter consistency
For Assembling Tacos:
1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 cup tropical Pico De Gallo (finely chopped Mangoes, Onions, Tomatoes with salt to taste, lots of cilantro and lime juice)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro/coriander
1/2 cup Swad Bombay Chutney Sandwich (I bought mine from an Indian Grocery store)
To make quick semi-dry Paneer Tikka Masala:
*In a pan, heat vegetable oil over a medium flame. Now add onions and bell peppers, saute them for 10-12 minutes or until onions become translucent.
*Now add cottage cheese chunks, and all the masalas including ginger and garlic.
*Now remove the paneer mix from the flame and gently fold in the yogurt. Do not add yogurt to the paneer tikka while it is over a flame as it will curdle.
*Paneer tikka is ready for the tacos now.
To make Raita:
*In a bowl mix all the ingredients. Salt to taste.
To assemble Tacos:
*Warm up tortillas on a skillet/griddle.
*Apply some chutney on the tortillas. Then add paneer tikka masala, Pico de Gallo, and cheese.
*With a spoon drizzle some raita with a spoon.
*Garnish with lots of cilantro and some lime juice.
*Serve hot 🙂
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