Engage the ultimate culinary marriage with a Bangladeshi inspired twist on the classic Tex-Mex staple, the Burrito. DESIblitz shows you how.
The burrito works extremely well with South Asian cooking.
The humble burrito is the quintessential tex-mex comfort food.
A whole dinner wrapped conveniently inside a tortilla wrap, it offers endless customisation options and is a great use of leftovers.
But why stick with Mexican cuisine? The sky’s the limit, and the burrito works extremely well with South Asian cooking.
DESIblitz shows you how to make use of your leftovers to assemble a hearty handheld fast food.
For ease of consumption, the best dishes for a burrito are ones that aren’t too wet.
Sauce is important, of course, as you don’t want a dry, carb heavy meal either. But you also don’t want cascades of curry sauce down your arms and pooling in your lap.
We use an adaptation of a classic Bangladeshi chicken and potato curry.
South Asian fusion burrito (serves 5, prep time 15 minutes, cooking time 30 minutes)
Assembling your Burrito
A couple of caveats for this recipe. First, if you are using the recipe above make sure before you assemble it that you take out the cloves and cardamom pods.
Second, the recipe above is quite mild, by comparison to other dishes, but it is only one of many possible recipes. Matar Keema works with this, and if you like heat, our chicken karahi recipe is an excellent choice.
In an act of insurmountable culinary heresy, a spoonful of Chinese crunchy chilli oil gives this burrito an excellent burst of flavour, but for milder dishes it is advised to leave this out, as you might overpower the subtle flavours.
Essentially, this is one of those no-wrong-answers kind of recipes.
The immediacy and elasticity of the burrito means that you could put potentially anything into it. Want some spaghetti in your burrito? Knock yourself out. Want to make it dessert based? Why not!
The rule of thumb for a great burrito is to recognise what flavour combinations go well together. Figure that out and you’ll be the king of your own kitchen.
Photos taken by DESIblitz. Additional images courtesy of serious eats, finely chopped.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.co.uk
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