Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Taco Ragdo

       Hello!! I'm back again with my all time favorite fusion recipe. I love fusion cooking. The best part though is that when it comes to fusion cooking, there are no rules to be follow!:). Today I am going to share the recipe named, "Taco Ragdo." This recipe is full of flavors. I'm sure you all will enjoy it as much as I do.
      
Fusion food is about bringing together the best of two or more than two cuisines to create a dish that is in the true sense, a new world cuisine! It not carters to brand new generation of food choice, but also gives you a chance to push the envelope on creativity a bit further with each recipe you try.
        This recipe is functioning around  india famous recipe, Ragda Petis and it team up with Mexican pizza's shell. Dosen't it sound interesting to you all?!. I know, it does.., so let's not waste the time and start effort for this fusion Taco Ragdo recipe.
Ingredients:
For Ragdo;
* 2 cups green or yellow dries peas soaked for atleast 6 hours and cooked until soft
* 3-4 tbls oil
* 1 tsp mustard seeds
* Pinch of asafetida
* 1-2 dry whole red chilli
* 1/2 cup chopped onions
* 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
* 1 tbls ginger-garlic- green chili paste
* 5-6 curry leaves(Limdo)
* 1 tsp turmeric powder
* 1 tsp red chilli powder
* 1/2 tbls ragda petis masala or garam masala(adjust according to your taste)
* 1/2 tbls lemon juice
* 1 tsp brown sugar
* Salt to taste 
* 1 to 1&1/2 cup water

For Serving;
* 6-8 Mexican pizza shells
* 1 bowl mixed chopped onions, bell peppers, pomegranate, tomatoes and cilantro
* 1 bowl fine thin besan sev
* 1 bowl date and tamarind sweet chutney
* 1 Bowl green cilantro chutney
* 1/2 bowl red chilli and garlic spicy chutney
* 1 bowl Beaten sweet yogurt(yogurt+salt+sugar+cumin powder+little water)
follow the link for all three chutney recipes
Method:
* Heat the oil in deep pan.
* Add mustard seeds, add asafetida, dry whole red chilies and curry leaves.
* Add chopped onions and sauté well.
* Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste and cook for a while.
* Add tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes get tender.
* Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, ragda petis masala or garam masala and sugar.
* Mix all well.
* Add boiled green or yellow peas and water.
* Cook until ragdo gets thick constituency.
* Add lemon juice and mix again.
* Turn off the stove and keep it aside for serving.
Let's serve now:
* Place the Mexican pizza's shell on serving plate.
* Spread ragdo on it.
* Drizzle all three chutneys and sweet yogurt on ragdo.
* Sprinkle chopped onions, bell peppers, pomegranate, tomato and cilantro mix.
* And last sprinkle besan sev on top.
* Serve it immediately and enjoy the delicious fusion chaat.
"A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe."
   
 Happy Cooking till next time.