Chatpata Taco is a fusion of Mexican Taco twist with traditional Indian masala stuffing. Taco’s are traditional Mexican small-sized tortilla folded & filled with a variety of fillings like chicken, vegetables, cheese etc. Taco’s are common form of antijotes, Mexican street food which have spread around the world. Chatpata Taco looks like a Mexican Taco but tastes like a traditional & famous Indian “samosa”.
Spices used in the preparation of Mexican or Indian food make them similar. Mexican food relies on the freshness of raw foods, which are combined in an artistic way to release a burst of varied flavors & spices. Lately, Mexican foods have made way to our diet as we are relishing the similar spiciness in those foods as we are used to. Taco is one Mexican food that has garnered attention in India. Taco is a corn or wheat tortilla that encloses a filling of vegetables, spices and herbs. The dish can be made in a variety of ways by making any kind of filling to suit individual preferences.
This exciting recipe for Chatpata Taco is exactly what it sounds like – a twist to the traditional taste, a fusion of a taco with Chatpata Indian masala. Chatpata Taco are delicious and savory with a perfect crisp. I received an AMAZING feedback when my family members tried it for the first time, it becomes a regular demand in weekend breakfast. Chatpata Taco are not only are they delicious, but will be part of your next get together party of friends & family. One good thing about them is that you can prepare them in advance and simply assemble before serving.
Enjoy the taste of Chatpata Taco with your family & friends, follow these easy steps.
Servings: 4 Pax. Cooking Time: 45 mins
- All-purpose flour or wheat flour – 1 cup
- Sooji – ¼ cup fine
- Salt, According to taste
- Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
- Lukewarm water – 1/3 cup
Filling for Chatpata Taco
- Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed) – 2 cups
- Green chilies – 2 tbsp
- Onion – 1 small size
- Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
- Kaju (Cashew) – 7 to 8 pieces
- Roasted Jeera Powder (Cumin seeds) – ½ tsp
- Red chili powder- ¼ tsp
- Garam masala- ¼ tsp
- Amchure powder (Dry Mango)- 1 tsp
- Salt ,According to taste
- Rice flour or Corn flour – 1 tbsp
- Oil to Fry
For Serving (according to availability)
- Green chutney https://indianrecipestreasure.com/green-chutney/
- Tamarind chutney https://indianrecipestreasure.com/tamarind-chutney/
- Tomato Ketchup
Preparation of Chatpata Taco
Making the Dough
- Mix the flour, sooji, salt, and oil add water as needed to make a dough.
- Knead the dough for about 1 minutes to make the dough smooth and pliable.
- Let the dough sit for at least 15 minutes.
Making the Filling of Chatpata Taco
- Take a big bowl, add mashed potato, onion, green chili, red chili powder, salt, garam masala, cumin seeds powder, coriander leaves, dry mango powder and rice flour.
- Mixed them well, then make small balls to be used for filling in the taco .
Making Chatpata Taco Instructions
- Knead the dough for few seconds to make it soft again. Make small balls of the dough.
- Roll each dough ball and cut them using the bowl or some other round thing (round of about 4-inch diameter).
- Prick each rolled up Taco with a fork in several places both sides, this will prevent Taco from puffing and make them crispy.
- Stuff the filling prepared earlier in a Taco and give it a shape of a half-moon.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should sizzle and come up slowly.
- Place one rolled Taco in the frying pan and press with a skimmer, turn and fold in half. Doing this it will become taco shape. Do not press, between the fold there should be space to fill the potatoes filling. Gently do the next one same way do not over crowd the frying pan. Fry them until light golden brown on both sides.
- This should take about 2-3 minutes. Take the Taco out and place them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining Taco.
- You can prepare the taco shells in advance and store them in air tight container.
- Fry all tacos like this.
The savoury & crispy “Chatpata Taco’s” are ready to serve hot. It can be prepared as part of your weekend breakfast, snacks or at the time of guest’s visits.
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