Bean Medley Pakora Inspired Tacos

Bean Medley Pakora Inspired Tacos

This dish, by Sugar Loves Spices, is packed with flavor and one that would be great for the whole family to do together. It is a fusion of East Indian spices meets Mexican Flavors. The best part is the bean medley pakora rich in luxurious texture hints of turmeric curry and so much more. When you bite into this taco your taste buds are going to be so tantalized and excited for each new bite!
Make tonight taco night with these Bean medley Pakora Inspired Tacos!

Prep time: 15 minutes         Total Time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes         Serving size: 4 people

 

Ingredients:

Tacos:

  • 8 small soft corn tortillas
  • ¾ cup of applewood smoked cheddar shredded
  • ½ cup mild or hot salsa

Pakora:

  • 540 ml bean medley canned beans
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp green curry
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp each onion powder, garlic powder, paprika
  • 1 red potato peeled, boiled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas
  • 2 Tbsp chick pea flour
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • Salt and pepper

Cole slaw:

  • ½ cup each of green cabbage, purple cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 small purple onion minced
  • 1 green onion chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil mayo
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tomato salsa
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

 

Guacamole:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

Pakoras:

  1. In a cast iron pan drizzle in olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter, bring to medium heat and toss in onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in cumin, turmeric, coriander, onion and garlic powder, paprika, and curry. Stir well.
  3. Toss in beans and stir. Using a potato masher mash up beans. Toss in diced cooked potato, and peas stir gently. Add 1 Tbsp melted butter and 2 tbsp chickpea flour, stir again. Set aside.

Coleslaw:

  1. In a large bowl combine cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, purple onion, and green onion.

Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl combine mayo, olive oil, salsa, and sriracha, whisk and pour into bowl with cabbage mixture and toss well. Set aside.

Guacamole:

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove pit. Scoop out avocado with spoon and dice. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss and taste for seasoning. Add seasoning if needed. Set aside.

Pakoras:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 385 degrees F.
  2. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form a rough oval in your hand. Press firmly to form then place into panko and coat. Put on a baking sheet. Repeat until mixture is all gone.
  3. Place baking sheet of pakoras into oven and cook for about 20 minutes turning them at the 10minute mark. Take out of oven.

Assembly:

  1. Heat up a cast or sauté pan. Place tortillas onto pan and let heat for 1 minute then flip over and heat through for another minute. Place on a plate and cover until all tortillas are warm.
  2. Take a tortilla, sprinkle some shredded cheddar, place a couple of the pakoras and break them up a bit onto tortilla.
  3. Top with some slaw and guacamole, some more shredded cheddar and a nice dollop of salsa. Add a couple slices of fresh lemon.
  4. Ready to serve

Enjoy!