The Self Sustaining One

I am amazed by how so many cuisines around the world are similar to our Indian cuisine. Be it ingredients, process, technique of cooking, something or the another does tie up.

Tacos: A humble street food from Mexico feels so similar to our dish of eating roti with some vegetable or meat. The origins of the taco are really unknown. If stories and first references are to be believed then the word Tacos is referred to a dynamite that were used in sliver mines in Mexico. These dynamites were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. So, it can be considered that Tacos aren’t age old traditions.

I like creating dishes that are from different part of world but are made with Indian ingredients. Speaking of gun powder, something that we have in our south Indian pantry and thats what made me create these Tacos. The taco shells are made of ragi flour, which is again very Indian and sadly which we don’t use often. The filling is roasted Paneer thats mixed with Gun powder, which gives a much needed spice and rawness and added are lightly seasoned bell peppers. To tie yet break everything apart there is a zesty yogurt-coconut-lime dressing.

Bottomline is, Tacos is to Mexico what Vada Pav is to Mumbai.

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