Saturday, September 28, 2013

Naanchos for Crunchy Goodness #SundaySupper



When I found out this weeks theme for Sunday Supper was "Crunchy Goodness" I immediately knew what I wanted to make.

Have you ever seen The Great Food Truck Race with Tyler Florence on Food Network? Well if you haven't you should. But aside from that, there is a food truck on the show called Tikka Tikka Taco (you can follow their Facebook page here). One of the dishes they have made several time this season is "Naanchos". I was intrigued by the dish from the moment I heard it's name. Not only have I been wanting to try my hand at Indian food, but I love trying to figure dishes out.


They really didn't give me much too work with. You see brief glimpses of the dish with a few mumblings about what ingredients they used. I knew I would need, chips - naan bread, meat - chicken masala, some kind of sauce like sour cream - raita, cheese - queso fresco. 




Sounded good on paper, but what is it going to taste like?

I scoured the internet reading tons and TONS of recipes for Chicken Masala. I came up with a combination of several. 

I was able to get a basic raita recipe from a local Indian restaurant. But there are several ways to make raita. I am excited to try them all! 

I was not very sure what Kevin would think of this dish, so I invited my kids over to help me taste it. My daughter, who loves Indian food, announced that it was better than the restaurant she goes to in Seattle (she is sweet but I seriously doubt it), and that this was her new birthday meal (I always make the kids a special meal for their birthdays).

My son and his girlfriend showed up late. It was a good thing I had saved some in the kitchen because I think I heard her growl at him when he made a move toward her plate. 

In between HUGE bites, I was able to discern that he really liked it. His girlfriend felt the same way and secretly asked me to make some for them and freeze it so she could have it again. I think I will have her come over so I can show her how to make it.

Kevin? Well I finally did something I never thought I could do. I made a dish that he didn't like.

Oh well, 3 out of 4 gave it a 2 thumbs up!!



Naanchos


For the raita:
1 cup non fat Greek yogurt 
1/2 of a medium cucumber, grated (can chop the remaining cucumber for garnish if wanted)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
salt to taste

For chicken masala:
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (2-inch)  piece of ginger, grated
3 tabelspoons of Garam Masala
1 (28 Ounce) can of tomato puree
2 Serrano peppers, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (a good handful)
Kosher salt to taste

4 loaves of naan bread, cut into chip sized wedges
1 cup of crumbled queso fresco (or feta cheese)
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the raita, whisk them together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onions and sauté until they are translucent and the edges are begin to brown. Add the garlic and ginger to the onions. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the Garam Masala and the Serrano pepper. Stir well. Pour in the tomato puree. scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze it. Add about 1 tablespoon sugar. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes. 

Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray. Place the naan chips on the sheet, you may have to bake them in 2 batches. Spray the top of the chips lightly with the non stick spray. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. 

After sauce has had a chance to simmer, add in the heavy cream and the chicken breasts stir well, cover and allow to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and stir to combine.

To assemble the Naanchos, place a layer of naan chips on a platter. Top with a few scoops of the Chicken Masala. Add another layer of chips, and masala, until you are done. Drizzle with the raita, and top with the cheese, and garnish with cilantro leaves.

ENJOY!!



Sunday Supper Movement


Now check out the other fabulous recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers in the universe!!

Crispy Appetizers:
Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.
Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites  from Curious Cuisiniere
Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:
Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake  from Growing Up Gabel
Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie
Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean
Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box
Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:
Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes
Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker
Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb
How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from  Neighborfood
Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom
Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books
Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos
Sourdough Grissini from girlichef
Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen
Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:
Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food
 
 
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43 comments:

  1. OMG - is this dish for real??? This looks so AMAZING!! I love Indian food, and I'm totally obsessed with naan. I'll have to try this one very soon. Thanks!

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    1. Yay!! I hope you do, it was sooooo good :)

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    2. This does look so good and professional! Indian food rocks

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  2. Oh wow that looks delicious! Fab combo of nacho style Induan grub, yum yum

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  3. Oh gosh those look good - I could just imagine tucking into some now. Great idea of combing naan and nachos!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I wasn't sure how they would come out, but we all loved them!

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  4. I love Indian food and this looks BOMB! I'm drooling and it makes me hungry. Am I reacting so much? I just love it!

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    1. Hehe no you aren't reacting too much, I love the fact that you enjoy them!!

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    1. Thanks HilLesha! I am so happy that you like it!

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  6. Such a fun twist on nachos! We love Indian food and I love this idea!

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    1. Thanks so much Camille. I am in love with Indian food now!!

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  7. Nice! We have a local fusion place that does Indian nachos. Looks fantastic, I get chana masala on mine ;)

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  8. I am always looking for something different to serve for "Football Sundays" at our house and this looks like it will be a winner. Thank you!

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    1. I know my kids sure want this for the next party. I hope you give it a try!

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  9. This looks really good. The kids and hubby would enjoy this! I love indian food and I'm so ready to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love, love, love Indian food and I can tell I would very much enjoy these naanchos. My husband, not so much. What is it with these guys???

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    1. I don't know Renee LOL what are we going to do with them??

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  11. I think this looks fantastic! I never thought of using Naanbread before that is a great idea! I don't know if my husband would like it either but I am sure my son would like it too.

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    1. We should all get together and make them and leave the men at home LOL

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  12. I adore this idea! I bet this tastes amazing...and such a fun name too!

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  13. What a beautiful dish. I love the colors and the flavor combinations. It is great for a gathering of friends for dinner.

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    1. I agree, I will just have to make something else for my picky one LOL

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  14. That looks really good!! I need to pin this

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  15. this looks good. we do a lot of indian food (we live in India) - so this would be good

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    1. OH wow if you live there you know how things should taste LOL I hope I got the flavors close to authentic!!

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  16. Loved reading this post Bobbi! Sounds like this recipe was a real winner (almost). LOL I was intrigued by the title but see now why they're called Naanchos. They look increcible!!!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    1. Thanks Renee :) I thought it was a fun name :)

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  17. It looks good to me and I like the crispy edges, those always taste best!

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  18. This look really good!

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  19. Too, too clever! This looks like the most delicious treat to have after a long work day.

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    1. Mmmmm yes it would be :) I am craving it again but will have to wait for my kids to come over to make it LOL

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  20. I absolutely love this! I've turned naan into pizza before but somehow never thought to do something like nachos...and I'm always looking for a way to turn nachos into a full meal :) I wanted to let you know that I've featured this post on my blog's Weekend Wrap Up -- I've included the link below in case you're interested. Thanks for some amazing blogging, and enjoy your weekend!

    http://www.floptimism.com/2013/10/weekend-wrap-up-self-love.html

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! I am glad you like them, I was so excited with how they came out!!

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