Indian duck tacos, never heard of such a thing? Duck is not such a obscure ingredient in Indian cuisine, I remember having a few fantastic duck dishes in London. Well I can tell you this was a huge hit. Jp loves indian flavors and loves Mexican as well. So why not marry the two together is what I thought. Again this something that I recently made again and it really is great. If you like sauces with flatbread you will love this recipe.

Duck leg Marinade

4 duck legs

5 garlic cloves

1 tbsp ginger

5 Kashmir Chili with seeds

2 tbsp of Graham Marsala

2 tbsp of ras al hangout

1/3 cup yogurt

1/3 cup oil

Flat bread

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon fine salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tbsp cilantro chopped

2 tablespoons minced jalapeƱo with seeds

1 teaspoon ras al hangout

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seed

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Ghee, butter and olive oil

Mint and Cilantro see recipe

Yogurt Sauce

1 cup of greek yogurt

1 small cucumber small diced

3 tbsp of fresh chopped mint

1 lime juiced 

Salt to taste

Micro cilantro and roasted onions to garnish

For the Duck,

Place the duck leg in a plastic bag or bowl. Place the rest of the ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour the marinade over the duck legs and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours. Then preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place the duck legs and marinade on sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Season the legs with salt and place them in the oven. Roast duck legs after marinate for about an hour at 350 degrees oven, take out and let it rest.

For the yogurt

Place all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and season with salt and pepper. Keep cold until ready to use.

For the flatbread (tortillas)

Place all the dry ingredients and spices together. Then add all the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until the it comes into a dough. Allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes. Then divide the dough into 1 oz balls. Cover the dough and allow the balls to rest for another 20 minutes. Then take a rolling pin and roll the dough thin to 1/8 thick. In a pan on medium high heat add 1/2 tsp of oil or ghee to the pan. Add one tortilla to the pan. Cook for 20-30 seconds on side and then flip. Take out and place in foil. Continue until all the tortillas are made.

To Finish,

Take the duck legs and cut all the meat off the bones. Heat up again if necessary. Take a tortilla and place some yogurt on the bottom of the tortilla. Add the meat and top with the mint and cilantro sauce. Finish with onions and micro cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

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