Paneer Tacos Recipe

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Here is the recipe of Paneer Tacos. Tacos is basically a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. We have tried to Indianized it in this recipe by using ingredients common in Indian kitchens.

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Though nothing much has been changed to keep the essence of the popular dish, and the filling have used is much more enjoyable. The process is a bit lengthy, but I’ve tried to make it as simple as possible.

You can follow the easy step by step recipe of Paneer Tacos along with photos. I hope you will love it.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Serving: 6

Ingredients for Paneer Marinating:

Ingredients Quantity
Paneer 200 gram
Chickpea flour 2 tablespoon
Curd 2 tablespoon
Red chilly powder 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon

Ingredients for dressing the Tacos:

Onion 1
Cabbage 1 cup thinly sliced
Carrot 1/2  cup thinly sliced
Capsicum 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Red chilly sauce 1 tablespoon
Pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
All purpose seasoning 1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil / Butter 1 tablespoon
Salt 1/8 tsp

Ingredients for Tacos shell:

All purpose flour 1cup
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Water to knead the dough
Vegetable oil for deep frying plus 1 tablespoon for kneading dough

Method:

1. Cut the paneer into 1/2 inch cubes. Take the paneer cubes in a bowl and add chickpea flour, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, curd, turmeric powder and salt.

2. Mix it well, and keep it aside for marinating the paneer for half an hours. Meanwhile you can chop the veggies.

3. Heat non stick pan with 2 tablespoon oil and add marinated paneer cubes. Fry it on medium flame till light golden in color from all the sides. It will take around 5-6 minutes. Switch off the flame, keep it aside for filling in the tacos.

4. Heat another wok with oil and add onion. Fry it till translucent in color.

5. Add thinly sliced cabbage and capsicum. Stir fry on high flame for one minute.

6. Then add carrot, chilli sauce, pepper powder and salt. Fry it on high flame for another one minute. Switch off the flame. keep it aside for dressing in the tacos.

7. Sieve the flour in a broad bowl and add salt and oil. Mix it well and Knead the flour to make a soft and elastic dough.

8. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.

9.Take one portion of the dough and roll it using a rolling pin like a chapatti. Put it on the hot tawa.

10. Then turn it and sprinkle little oil on the chapatti. Now take rolling pin and fold the chapatti in a tacos shape as shown below in the image. You can also use glass to fold the chapatti. Move rolling pin along on the tawa along with the chapati for a few seconds so that the out part of the chapati gets crispy.

11. Then remove the chapatti from the rolling pin very carefully. Heat another wok with oil and deep fry the tacos on low flame till golden and crisp from the outer sides.  Do the same with the rest of the dough.

12. Take the tacos in a serving plate, put 3 tablespoon salad dressing, then put some paneer cubes.

13. Sprinkle some all purpose seasoning and chilli sauce. Finally, garnish with some more salad. Delicious paneer tacos are ready to serve.

14. Enjoy!!

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