bombay tacos

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I needed to use up the microwave Indian meal I got from my Foodie PenPal back in September. I’m not really into microwaving my food, so things got a little more complicated than 1 Step 1 Minute. I decided to make tacos because I have a huge package of corn tortillas and, well, I just want to use them up.

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I put the contents of the package in a pan and let it cook slowly over low medium heat. I wanted the sauce to cook down and dry out so the tacos wouldn’t be too messy, and also to bring out the spices in the mix. Meanwhile,

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I made a garlic mayo sauce with 1 Tbsp Vegenaise, 1 Tbsp tahini, 1 minced clove of garlic, salt, pepper & cumin to taste. Stir it up and add water a little at a time to thin it down.

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It turned an unglamorous grayish color, so

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I added turmeric. You may do likewise.

I sauteed onions & bell pepper in oil, sprinkled with a little salt, until they were soft. You can use whatever toppings you like. Then I put them aside and used the same little skillet to heat my tortilla,

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and started building my taco,

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like this. You can see the sauce isn’t really sauce anymore.

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But we have another prettier, thicker sauce.

The packaged mix was good, but adding freshly cooked veggies makes a huge difference. It needs a boost after sitting in that plastic bag for however long! And adding a fattening garlic sauce makes everything better. I don’t like the idea of buying packaged Indian food like this, but it’ll do in a pinch. I’ll probably just keep this recipe in the back of my mind until the next time I make too much curry and need to use up leftovers.

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