I have never, EVER, seen people get more enthused by a food item than I see with our creation, the Naancho. I must admit, the name itself is quite catchy, having been derived from Naan and Nacho and coined by yours truly. Essentially, that is all it is: a different sort of nacho stack with naan as the base instead of chips. Like many wonderful things in life (i.e. cookies, coffee, etc) they were discovered by accident. One day, back a couple of years ago, I was throwing a party at my home and making naan wraps. We got distracted by the football game we were watching and I left the naan in the oven too long, and it crisped up like a pita chip. Incidentally, my friends and I all thought it was DELICIOUS. One thing lead to another, yadi yadi yada, and the below recipe was invented. I’m not expecting you to make your own naan, and I usually don’t either. My recommendation is the Garlic Tandoori Naan you can find in the frozen section at Trader Joes.
These amounts are per 2lb chicken breast, which makes 5-6 servings. Scale to your needs.
Step 1 (at LEAST an hour before grilling): Prepare the Chicken
Step 2: Prepare the Assembly Line
Step 3: Assemble the Naancho!
*You can really use any greens you want, but I like either spinach or a 50/50 blend of Spinach and Spring Mix or Kale.
** Here is where you get to be creative. There is a wide range of preference I have noticed when it comes to how crisp you want your naan chips. Some like it to stay nice and soft and moist, while others like it almost burnt. Honestly, it taste good anywhere in between the two extremes. Play to your own preference, or stagger when you remove them from the oven to create a variety. Obviously, the longer you leave it in the crispier it gets. Just don’t burn the TOO bad!
I hope you enjoy this first recipe, and look forward to more to come. Feel free (actually, PLEASE DO) leave me a comment either on the blog, Facebook or Twitter and let me know!
I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t follow a recipe to save my life. I hate it! Maybe it’s because I believe in being creative in the kitchen more so than being able to perfectly replicate someone else’s creation. Or maybe it’s because I simply have different tastes.
In any case, because I don’t often use them, I also don’t often share my own. However, due to many requests to do so, I though I might try it out! They will all be dishes I make at home for friends and family. Some of them I plan to serve once we get our truck or restaurant going. Most are dishes I created myself based loosely on dishes I have had or recipes I’ve come across along the way. For whatever reason, that gene that let’s people segment food genres effectively is lacking from my brain, so I tend to see all food as food, and these recipes cross cultures like the world has no borders.
Allow me to be candid about portioning of spices and other ingredients: I rarely ever measure anything, so use them as a guide, not the law. If you love an ingredient, use a little more. If you don’t, use less. Maybe make it close to my way the first time since it is likely to be something so different than anything you’ve had before, and then make your own #RecipeRemix in the next attempt.
Also – the one common denominator you will find in MOST (but not every single) recipe is our spice mix. It really is a key ingredient, because it’s a flavor that is very hard to duplicate. You can get our spices here.
Stay tuned, there are plenty to come.
As you may already know, our latest round of fundraising is now complete. We raised roughly $12K, although we lose about 12% of that to fees for IndieGoGo and the payment processor. Now it’s time to put that money to work fulfilling the Perks that people chose! That means making a ton of T-Shirts, Spice Packets, Stickers, Cooking Kits, etc. I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t say it enough: THANK YOU to everyone that helped in any way.
I have redirected the URL www.gotikka.com back to our main website. Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website for updates as they happen!
Thank you for being a fan, a friend, and a future patron!
PS. See the note on our homepage about me hiring a partner and let me know if you know someone qualified, motivated and ready!
Hey There Food Truck Fans!
If you haven’t heard of the Food Truck website Foodtruckr.com yet, you need to get up on game! They are developing some great content that is so helpful whether you own a truck, dream of owning a truck (like me!), or are just a fan of food trucks in general (like me too!).
Their first podcast is now up and it features….wait for it….TIKKA TIKKA TACO!
Here is the link…bon apetit!
Please listen to the audio, it’s a great interview!
REFERRAL CONTEST – 1 WEEK ONLY!
Win up to $150 worth of prizes!
From now until 11:59PM on Sunday night (Oct – 20) I am running a contest to see which supporter can refer in the most friends, family and followers! Everyone is eligible! All you have to do is go to our campaign homepage, grab a unique URL in the “Share this Campaign” field and get the word out as best you can. There will be two winners: one for most total referrals to the site, and one for most overall contributions dollars referred in (min $100). Anytime anyone clicks your unique link to get to our page, Indiegogo tracks that activity and “credits” you with the referral. I can then see who has generated the most traffic to the site. Whoever does so DURING THIS CONTEST PERIOD will win YOUR CHOICE: Either a $50 Gift Card to the national restaurant of your choice, or a FREE Home Cooking Kit Perk ($75 value). Both winners get their choice of prizes! Eat free on me for referring in contributors to the site.
Here is the general link. Campaign Homepage
Click, then grab your unique link to share! FYI, using the “Share” tools on the homepage works as well, as it automatically ties you to your post on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Email.
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