Indian Spiced Tri-Tip Tacos with Caraway Basmati Rice and Tangy Tomato Sauce (Aarti Sequeira) Recipe

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  1. For the beef: Mix the garlic, garam masala, salt, and pepper with enough oil to make a paste. Rub the paste all over beef and marinate for 1 hour. Preheat a grill or grill pan and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Sear the meat on the grill, sear all sides. Transfer the meat to a roasting pan and finish in the oven until, a thermometer reads an internal temperature of 145 degrees F for medium. Allow the beef to rest before slicing.
  3. For the tomato sauce: Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the garam masala, cooking another 30 seconds, then add the tomato puree, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste. Add water and simmer 20 minutes, or until the flavors deepen and the sauce thickens.
  4. For the rice: Wash the rice in 4 changes of water, until the water is relatively clear. Soak the rice for 30 minutes, and then drain.
  5. In large pot, add 2 tablespoons oil and warm over medium heat until oil shimmers. Add the caraway seeds and toast for 1 minute. Add the onions, sauteing until golden brown. Drain the rice. Add to pot and toast, stirring every now and then, until the grains are separate and glistening with oil. Add the water, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until cooked, about 15 minutes.
  6. Warm the tortillas over an open flame or in a pan. Slice the beef into thin slices. Construct the tacos with a little rice, some meat, some sauce, a sprig of fresh cilantro, and 2 slices of jalapeno.
  7. Food Network Kitchens have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 722.64 Kcal (3026 kJ)
Calories from fat 372.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.41g 64%
Cholesterol 154.19mg 51%
Sodium 633.93mg 26%
Potassium 866.36mg 18%
Total Carbs 37.37g 12%
Sugars 2.88g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 7%
Protein 52.08g 104%
Vitamin C 10.2mg 17%
Iron 26.5mg 147%
Calcium 195.2mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 95.05 Kcal (398 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.45g 64%
Cholesterol 20.28mg 51%
Sodium 83.38mg 26%
Potassium 113.95mg 18%
Total Carbs 4.92g 12%
Sugars 0.38g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.24g 7%
Protein 6.85g 104%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 17%
Iron 3.5mg 147%
Calcium 25.7mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.5
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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