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Three Years Later, And Pork Tacos In Red Indian Chile Sauce

by Spicie Foodie on July 2, 2012

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This time three years ago I began shooting photos of food and jotting down notes. I sat in front of my computer typing up recipes and their stories, eagerly wanting to press the publish button. Three years ago this little distraction now know as Spicie Foodie was born.

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I cannot believe that three years has already passed. I never imagined that I would still be at it, and be at it with even more passion and drive. Like anything in life there have been ups and downs. I’ve shared not only the food I put on our table but a personal journey. A journey of good food, learning experiences, kitchen failures and triumphs, personal heartache, silly stories, and food memories.

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But my three years of blogging wouldn’t have been possible without your friendship and support. Let’s face it without that friendship and support none of us would be here. Your comments, emails, encouragement, and friendship is the reason Spicie Foodie is turning three today. Thank you for reading my words, for looking at my photos, for trying my recipes, and for your friendship. I can’t thank you all enough.

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Lately I have been thinking a lot about the foods that opened my senses to the food world. That food was both the flavors of Mexican and Indian cuisine. I knew that those flavors would have to be included in our celebration dinner. The tacos you see here are pork tacos that were cooked in a sauce made of red Indian chillies. The other flavors and spices are ones commonly used in both Mexican and Indian cuisine. Also the cooking technique borrows a bit from both cuisines. The salsa is a fusion of pico de gallo and a masala papadum topping. Mexican pico de gallo and the papadum topping are basically the same thing. Okay, let’s make some tacos.

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5.0 from 11 reviews

Pork Tacos In Red Indian Chile Sauce
 
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Indian Mexican fusion pork tacos. Combining the flavors of Indian and Mexican cuisine
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Salsa for taco topping:
  • tomatoes, finely chopped
  • cilantro, finely chopped
  • lime juice, to taste
  • radish, finely chopped
  • salt, to taste
Pork Tacos In Red Indian Chile Sauce
  • 250 g or ½ lb finely cubed pork (you could also use chicken)
  • 7 dried Indian chiles, adjust to taste
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1 medium tomato, halved
  • 3 garlic clove
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp whole cumin seed
Instructions
To make salsa topping:
  1. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
How to prepare pork:
  1. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Once hot place the onion and tomatoes, allow to charr on all sides. Once the onion and tomato have begun charring place the garlic cloves on the pan/griddle and only leave for a few minutes. Remove from pan/griddle and allow to cool. In the meantime toast the chiles, being carful not to burn and only allowing to slightly darken. Remove from pan/griddle. Peel the tomatoes and if you want scrape off a bit of the blackend skin from the onion and garlic. Place charred onions, garlic, chiles and peeled tomatoes inside blender. Add all the spice and blend until you have a smooth sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat a little bit of oil in a pan, once hot add pork and cook all the way through. Next pour the sauce over the pork. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer until sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust salt if needed.
Serve pork in corn tortillas, and top with salsa. Also serve with your favorite vegetable side dishes. I’ll share the side dish recipes another time.
Notes
Equipment needed: pan or griddle blender

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The tacos tasted delicious and were the perfect meal to celebrate with. The dried Indian chiles added a delicious and spicy flavor that worked perfectly. Next time I would love to make extra sauce for the pork, serve it over Basmati rice and with some Naan on the side. Resembling more of a curry dish than tacos.

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July will be a month of celebrations with special recipes, blogger tips, advice and special guests. A few of my good foodie friends will be helping me celebrate with their delicious guest post. So stay tuned for those special guest posts.

Cheers and I hope you give these tacos a try!

(Check out Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Ravioli with Pork Ragu, A very special guest post by Tasty Trix)

 

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 2, 2012 at 6:32 AM

A big congratulations on 3 years! :) These tacos look like the perfect way to celebrate. I love the fusion of Mexican and Indian flavors here!

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2 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much:)

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3 Rosa July 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Happy Blogiversary and to many more!

That is one delicious dish! I love fusion food.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Thank you Rosa:)

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5 Michelle July 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Happy 3rd anniversary!

I love your photography tips. I can see that you’ve put in lots of effort in it!

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6 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Thank you Michelle. It makes me quite happy that other’s notice how much work, effort and love I put into all my work:)

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7 Ramona July 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Wow, Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! Wishing you many, many more years of blogging success! I love a fusion dish and this is a great one for sure!! I love it. :)

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8 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Thank you Ramona:)

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9 The Mistress of Spices July 2, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Happy birthday! What a perfect recipe to mark the occasion. I love Indian-Mexican fusion… with such similar herbs and spices used in both cuisines, it makes all kinds of sense! And I’m sure these were so delicious too.

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10 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Thank you so much! Yes, Indian and Mexican fusion food just fit perfectly together.

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11 Nandita July 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Wishing spicie foodie a very happy birthday!!! Loved this indo mexican dish. It looks amazing. I loved the 3rd photograph of the ingredients. That one is a stunner :)

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12 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Thank you Nandita:)

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13 Jill Colonna July 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

What a wonderful celebration dish – fusioning 2 amazing cuisines in this way is brilliant! The pork looks just melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Bravo on 3 years and cheers to many more.

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14 Spicie Foodie July 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Thank you Jill:)!

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15 Sandra July 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Congratulations and I wish you many more tasty years. Thanks for the inspiration and for YBR.

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16 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thank you Sandra!

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17 Suzanne Perazzini July 3, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Happy anniversary. Wow, three years! I am so new to this food blogging business and love perusing blogs like yours which inspire me. Great celebratory dish.

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18 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thank you Suzanne. You’ll be at 3 years before you now it.

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19 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun July 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I can see why you stuck with it–you do it so well.
Love the look of these Indian tacos. Fusion at its best.

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20 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thank you so much Victoria!

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21 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine July 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM

I love the sound of these … great recipe and would love some of these right now!

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22 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thanks Claudia!

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23 Liz July 3, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Happy birthday to your magnificent blog!!! It’s always a joy to visit and see your wonderful photos and marvelous dishes. Wising you many more years of successful blogging!!! xo

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24 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Hi Liz,
Thank you so much:) xo

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25 Joan Nova July 3, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Congratulations on 3 years. You do beautiful work and set the bar for the rest of us.

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26 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Thank you Joan, you are so kind:)

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27 anna July 3, 2012 at 2:50 AM

wow! my husband and i often discuss which countries in the world have the superior cuisine, and it is always a tie between indian and mexican. this recipe is like a dream come true! congrats on your three years!

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28 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Sounds like a discussion in our house, and it’s our two favorite cuisines. Thank you Anna!

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29 Eha July 3, 2012 at 6:20 AM

A happy, happy anniversary and may there be many more! There is always so much anticipation and fun when the email announcing there is a new post from you lands in my box. Well, I have loved Indian food passionately for decades and no very little about Mexican food: SO, what a marriage to copy your recipe! Beautiful photos, as usual!

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30 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Hi Eha,
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me:) Enjoy the fusion tacos.

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31 RecipeNewZ July 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Nancy, Congratulations to you and to all of us, your readers, on your 3 year anniversary! It’s wonderful to see your posts! They never cease to amaze and inspire :-).
And this is one more example: beautiful shots and a very original flavor combination! I just happen to know someone who loves Mexican and Indian food and I suspect he would be delighted to try these tacos :-)

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32 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Thank you very much Elana! I hope that someone loves the tacos:)

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33 Lea Ann July 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Congratulations! You’ve got one of the best blogs out there. Glad I found you as I enjoy your fabulous photos and wonderful food. Now, about these tacos! YUM.

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34 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Hi Lea Ann,

Thank you so much for your kind words. Enjoy the tacos.

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35 Ruby July 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Congratulations!!! Great choice for a celebratory feast, and I think I like them best as tacos (although would be good either way).

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36 Spicie Foodie July 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hi Ruby,
Thank you so much :)!

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37 Magic of Spice July 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Happy, Happy 3rd Blog Birthday!!! Wishing many more wonderful and successful years ahead! And gorgeous looking tacos as well :)

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38 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Thank you so much for everything Alisha. You know how much it all means to me:)

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39 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Congratulations on 3 years!! Your tacos look fantastic. I love that you added radish to your salsa, yummy! Have to try that :)

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40 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thank you Heidi! Radish is a great addition to salsa or just as a topping for tacos, we love it.

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41 Gina July 4, 2012 at 8:11 AM

3 years already, time really does fly. Love the fusion of these dishes, I’m sure they were super tasty. I can’t wait to have the move over with so I can get back in the kitchen and make something tasty like this. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I’m looking forward to many more years of your silly stories and tasty recipes.
Hugs,
-Gina-

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42 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hi Gina,
Thank you so much! You know how much I treasure your friendship and all you’ve done for me. I hope your move is going well and that you’ll find the extra time to share with us:) Hugs

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43 DB-The Foodie Stuntman July 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Congratulations on your third year and hoping there’s three more years many times over! Also, congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

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44 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Thank you so much DB!

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45 Priya Sreeram July 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM

3 years of fine food, elegant pictures and spunky posts- kudos Nancy; u go gal !

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46 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Lol,Thank you so much Priya:)

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47 Nish July 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Congratulations on making it to your third year. I must admit that your post brought tears to my eyes; because like you I am grateful for each comment left and each friendship gained! This food blogging business is a wonderful thing isn’t it :) xx

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48 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Hi Nish,
Aw, that is so sweet:) It really is and the community is something else. Thank you so much Nish.

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49 Jen @JuanitasCocina July 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Wow! 3 years! Many congrats and here’s to many more!

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50 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Thank you Jen:)

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51 Rochelle July 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Congrats on 3 years of beautiful photos and delicious recipes!

I am also loving this red Indian chili sauce. I even have everything except Indian chilies… I’ll have to use piri piri peppers instead :)

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52 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Thank you Rochelle. I think the piri piri’s would work perfectly-yum!

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53 mjskit July 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Huge congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!!! That’s huge in my book since I’m only halfway there. I don’t know what your photography was like before, but it’s absolutely beautiful today. ALL of these pictures are stunning. As far the recipe – AWESOME! Especially love the Indian chile sauce! Congrats on the Top 9!

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54 Spicie Foodie July 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Thank you MJ! You’ll be at three before you know it.

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55 Mary Kay@JustforCooking July 4, 2012 at 8:24 PM

What a beautiful post. Looks yummy!

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56 Spicie Foodie July 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Thank you Mary Kay!

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57 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 5, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Congratulations Nancy – 3 years!!! At least I know you for one third of your blog years (not enough, though). I’m really happy for you and we’ll be celebrating many more years together. :-) Really fun that you combined Indian and Mexican together. ;-)

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58 Spicie Foodie July 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Hi Nami,
Thank you so much! I too look forward to more years and continue our friendship:)

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59 Natalie July 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Wow that purple painted wood is stunning! Looks amazing and your photographs are stunning as always!

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60 Spicie Foodie July 5, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thank you Natalie:)

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61 Patty July 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

A big congratulations on three years of wonderful very successful blogging;-)XXOOXX
I can imagine the spicy flavor of your sauce for the pork and don’t forget the salsa on top,yum! I’ve enjoyed all your recipes Nancy and am looking forward to the next 3 years;-)

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62 Spicie Foodie July 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Thank you so much Patty:) Meeting you has been one of the many great benefits of blogging. Thanks for your friendship and baking inspirations.

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63 vianney July 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Happy 3rd Amiga!! Wow, how do the days fly! Here is too many,more years of great food, festive drinks and friendship!!!

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64 Spicie Foodie July 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Muchas gracias amiga! Best wishes to you too:)

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65 Frank July 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Congrats on your three year anniversary! My blog just turned three, too. Maybe they should have a play date… ;=)

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66 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Hi Frank,
Thanks! We should totally do that. I’ll send you an email:)

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67 Mei-i @ gastronomic nomad July 9, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This looks amazing! Congratulations on your 3rd year blogiversary!! Can you also clarify what exactly is an Indian chile? What can I use in replacement of it?

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68 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Thank you Mei-i! You know I haven’t been able to find what exactly is or if Indian chiles have another name. But you could use Mexican chile de arbol, it’s a long skinny and very spicy pepper. It would work and taste great.

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69 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Nancy, a belated congrats on 3 excellent years of blogging (was away and had tech issues while gone). Your passion for food, writing and photography is evident in each post. You have taken the time to impart your knowledge of photography to us which is just one of the many reasons you are an asset to the blogging community. So happy to have gotten to know you! Cheers to many more years of excellent blogging!

And oh, yeah…love the fusion of flavors in your pork tacos!

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70 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Hi Jean,

Thank you so much. Me too, so happy to have met you:)

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71 Emily @ Life on Food July 11, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Congratulations on the three years! I love looking at your beautiful photos; they are such an inspiration and always make me hungry.

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72 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hi Emily,
Thank you so much:)!

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