We love tacos, and we love Indian food, so why not marry the two? Meherwan Irani of Botiwalla in Atlanta does just that with these tacos. He marinates flank steak in a vibrant masala (a term for any type of Indian spice blend) before throwing it on the grill. Once cooked, the sliced meat tops pieces of grilled naan for a perfect mash-up of cuisines.
The masala is the highlight of the dish, flavoring the steak with bright curry leaves and tangy tamarind. While you should marinate the steak for at least one hour, you can take it as long as six to ensure the flavors blend into the meat. We don't recommend marinating overnight, since the vinegar in the marinade can break down the meat and make it mushy.
To learn more, read "A Naan Issue."
Indian Flank Steak TacosRecipe adapted from Meherwan Irani, Botiwalla, Atlanta, GA
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus marinating time
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes, plus marinating time