Mutt City Mash-Ups

Tandoory Tacos

Right around the corner from Corkscrew BBQ, there's a Desi-Tex taco stand you need to try.

By Robb Walsh July 16, 2013

The most colorful item at Tandoory Tacos is called "The Surfer." Tilapia chunks are marinated in that Indian tandoori seasoning that turns everything it touches electric orange, and then they're baked until just done and served on a flour tortilla. The Baja Chipotle sauce is reasonably spicy. Garnished with cilantro, yogurt, and purple cabbage, this is an eye-popping presentation. Not a bad deal at $2.99, either.

The shrimp taco called "The Convict" is a tastier version of the same combo, with shrimp chunks instead of fish for $3.99. Also at that price is the spiciest taco on the menu, "The Emperor," which contains marinated slow-cooked lamb kebab with onions, peppers, cilantro and Himalaya sauce. "The Texan" is a fajita taco with Baja Chipotle sauce, and "The Brit" is a chicken tikka masala taco. The cheapest taco on the menu is "The Hippie," a mushroom masala taco for $1.99.

Tandoory Tacos
407 Sawdust Road
The Woodlands

My favorite item at Tandoory Tacos had to be the "Chicken 65" appetizer. Bright orange marinated chicken chunks were fried crispy and tossed with a curry and green chile coating and topped with chopped green onions. The topping made the chicken chunks taste like tandoori wings--an awesome idea for a party snack.

Along with the Desi-Tex tacos, the menu includes curries, kebab plates, biryani rice, and the oversized crispy pancakes called dosas, stuffed with a variety of fillings. Flatbread selections include three kinds of naan and paratha stuffed with potatoes and peas.


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