Now we all have had tacos of various kinds at some point and they make for good quick delicious snacks. In a traditional taco you usually expect a tortilla that's either been fried or heated in a microwave in case of soft tacos, stuffed with a filling of shredded chicken, beef or pork, mixed together with salsa and/or baked beans, tomatoes onions and lettuce leaves and topped off with grated cheese. All that sounds mouth watering but I'm in a slight fix. It's late, I'm home alone, I'm hungry and i don't have the ingredients.
So here's how you do it. You'll need:
3 or 4 Papads पापड (depends on your appetite)
1 Cup Shredded Chicken ( if you don't have that just scramble a few eggs in the pan with a bit of salt)
3 or 4 Garlic Cloves
50 gms Ginger (just break off a small piece, I'm not sure how much it weighs)
3 or 4 Green Chillies
1 Cube of Cheese
Sev (Indoris, this is for you so feel free to add as much as you want)
Salt (as per taste)
Red Chili Powder (as per taste)
Now this is supposed to be a simple, quick, easy snack. So I'm gonna pick up my food processor and do this as quickly as i can and prepare the stuffing for my tacos. Here's what you have to do:
- Put the garlic cloves, ginger, green chillies, tomato, onion, salt and red chili powder into the food processor. Squeeze the lime juice over this and add a little water and grind that up till it's chopped fine into an almost chutney texture.
- Mix this almost chutney mix with the shredded chicken.
- Grate the cube of cheese.
This next part is a little tricky and you may mess up a few papads so keep a few extra ones at hand. We have to cook the papad and bend it into a "U" shape just before it gets crispy with a pair of tongs. You can fry the papads in a little bit of oil and then just before they get crispy, bend them into a U. You can also heat them in the microwave for about 7 to 8 seconds, bend them into a U and then heat them again for like 10 seconds.
Once you have your U shaped papads, stuff them with 3 to 4 spoons of our mixture of chicken and chutney. Cover it with grated cheese and voila, you have your taco. This being an Indori taco, you can add as much "Sev" as you want to it and bite away. Bon appetit.
Note: If you try this out please do tell me about your experience in the comments.