Tortilla Cups with Tangy Filling

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We both like to eat some light snacks in the evening. Something that can be paired with ginger tea or coffee followed by a light dinner later in the night. The habit of eating snacks with evening tea is very common in India. It would mostly be something savory, like fritters or something deep fried. I never had the habit of making snacks back in India. By the time I reached home, it would be time for dinner followed by some pending work to finish.

However, it’s been different since the time I moved to US and became a full time home maker. You will notice that I have quite a few snack items in my recipe index 🙂 I am always in hunt of snack recipes and at times, I try to come up with some new ideas. I avoid deep fried stuff these days because i’m trying to get back in shape… you know, time to get back in summer clothes. No more jackets or sweaters to cover those guilt calories 😀

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Last evening, I was craving for Papri chat – an Indian favorite fast food/road side snack. Papri refers to crispy fried dough wafers made from refined white flour and oil. I was feeling too lazy to knead and then again, it would be deep fried! So, I decided to give my own twist and enjoy papri chat with tortilla bread. I cannot call it papri chat or even compare it with papri chat. But, all in all, it was a great light snack which could also be enjoyed as an appetizer .

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Tortilla Cups with Tangy Filling


  • 3 to rtilla bread
  • 1 big potato
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup plain curd
  • 1 cup spicy potato fried noodles/bhujia, you can find them in any Indian store
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilly flakes
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. oil to grease the muffin pans
  2. Cut each tortilla bread into four squares or circles.
  3. Boil the potatoes and chop them to bite size pieces.
  4. In a bowl, mix potatoes, onion, mango powder, salt, pepper, cumin powder and chilly flakes.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the curd with some salt and chilly powder.
  6. Grease the muffin pans and place the chips in the pan. Press it a little bit to form a shape of muffin.
  7. Bake it for 15 to 18 mins at 400 F.
  8. Let it cool for a while and then take out the tortilla chips. It should look like crispy, tiny cups.
  9. Put the potato mix in the tortilla cups. Then, add curd on the top and finally, garnish with some chopped cilantro and bhujia.
  10. Serve it either as an appetizer or snack.. Enjoy 🙂

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  • cakewhiz
    March 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    These are almost too pretty to eat! And I agree with you… they would make a superb snack 😀
    And i had proper papri chat for the first time in India last year and boy oh boy do i miss it! Papri chats here in desi restaurnats are just icky!:S

  • Anzelle @ Scrambledpancakes
    Anzelle @ Scrambledpancakes
    March 30, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    This looks great, something different from the snacks I ususally make. I’d just like to ask about the bhujia: is there something I can use instead of it? There aren’t really any Indian stores around here, and I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else either.

  • Raji
    March 30, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    WOW..this is a great fusion recipe…wonderful idea of using tortilla’s instead of regular papdi’s. Got to make these.

  • Treat and Trick
    Treat and Trick
    March 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Such a healthy and yummy snack! Great idea to bake instead of frying them…

  • Priti
    March 31, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Wow this is so tempting ….love the filling …nice pics

  • Yummychunklet
    March 31, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    What a creative and different snack! I’m so used to snacking on tortilla chips with salsa so this should be a nice change.

  • Manu
    March 31, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    Fantastic! I love those tortilla cups and the fact that this snack is not fried. I am sure it taste great (I am a big fan of any tangy savory dish with yogurt!).

  • Nishi
    March 31, 2011 at 5:33 AM

    Very innovative and yummy!!! Loved every bit of the post 🙂

  • Priya
    March 31, 2011 at 5:39 AM

    Wow soooo cute and very creative snack, simply delicious!

  • Jill Colonna
    Jill Colonna
    March 31, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    What creativity! Beautiful idea and pretty to look at, too. Funny on the snacks 🙂
    Looks also like great party food for something a bit different.

  • Krithi
    March 31, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    Looks like a guilt-free and light snack.. Makes a great show in potlucks/parties… yumm…
    Herbs & Flowers in my Platter – Coriander/Cilantro

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    This is so beautiful! Love how you made it and your photos are gorgeous too!

  • tigerfish
    March 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Your scrumptious evening snack is sumptuous too!

  • Vimitha
    March 31, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Yummy crispy and crunchy evening snack… Lovely cups…

  • RS
    March 31, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Lip smacking snack :)Beautiful presentation

  • Soma
    March 31, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Super cute idea! have to do this some time. wondering if these cups could be baked and stored for later use and still be crisp? nice idea for mini cups for kids party too.

  • Renee
    March 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I can totally see these getting popped into my mouth. Perfect size for the fingers! YUM!

  • nisha
    March 31, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    omg that is such a brilliant idea…i mean you can play around with the filling and come up with brilliant appetizers..i have guests this weekend, lemme try and do something with this recipe..
    lovely pics kankana 🙂

  • Suman Singh
    Suman Singh
    March 31, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Wow, brillant stuff, well done dear…these looks marvelous and well delicious too! I can’t wait to try these..thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole-The Galley Gourmet
    Nicole-The Galley Gourmet
    March 31, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Just lovely food and photos. I have never heard of mango powder– I will have to search for it and give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

  • OohLookBel
    March 31, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Your photos are gorgeous, as are the tortilla cups. Small snacks are good, except when I eat too many!

  • Meghna
    March 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    I love it!! Awesome idea Kankana!!! And I can’t say it enough… you pictures are glorious girl!!

  • Miriam
    March 31, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    What a great idea! The oerfect snack :), [email protected]Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  • torviewtoronto
    April 1, 2011 at 5:13 AM

    i like these flavours looks wonderful

  • Rosa
    April 1, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Lovely! Those are perfect for summer apperitives.



  • sonia
    April 1, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    The tortillas cups with the filling of bhel puri is looking mouth watering. I wish your tray of cups cud fly to me, its really too good and well presented Kankana !

  • briarrose
    April 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Wonderful snack…I am always up for something with a hint of spice to it. 🙂

  • Vicki @ WITK
    Vicki @ WITK
    April 1, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    I love the simplicity of this recipe, perfect for a snack. Beautiful photographs as well, so bright!

  • Joanne
    April 1, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    What a delicious little appetizer! Great idea.

  • Jason@JLHealth
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    April 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM


    I would have to make a LOT of these if anyone else in the house wanted to have any…I think I would want to eat them all!

    Great flavors and I’m glad you’re a part of the hearth and soul hop.

  • Alea Milham
    Alea Milham
    April 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    What a delightful snack! My husband gets home late, so I often try to make a snack for my kids to tide them over until dinner where we all eat together. This would be perfect for that purpose.

  • Karishma
    April 2, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    Now that was an innovative idea, Kankana-substituting with tortilla cups! And as usual, your pics are wonderful…I think I’ve said this before, but I’m saying it again…I just love the layout of your blog, the visual’s all so neatly laid out and has a magazine like look…I read you writing in another post that your husband is behind the design, well then hats off to him and to you too for such entertaining posts that go with delicious recipes 🙂

  • Lin Ann
    Lin Ann
    April 2, 2011 at 4:48 AM

    These look delicious and sound like a nice light snack! Beautiful photos too. Glad you stopped by my blog. Your blog is wonderful! I love your profile and chuckled a little when I started reading it because it sounds like me and my husband! Looking forward to sharing recipes with you. Have a great day!

  • Nandini
    April 2, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    Very cute alternative cups! It makes a great snack to munch in the evening!

  • Martha (MM)
    Martha (MM)
    April 2, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    How delicious and what gorgeous photography! Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful weekend!

  • Three-Cookies
    April 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Great innovation, those bhujia would add great crunch and flavour. Interesting that you are incorporating this snack into a dish. I love bhujia, extremely addictive.

  • Karen
    April 2, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    What a nice little snack – these look really yummy!

  • Kate @
    Kate @
    April 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Wow! Now that’s a snack! YUMMMY – these look sooo pretty!!

  • Michele@FitFoodista
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    April 2, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Your tortilla cups look and sound soooo good! A larger version with some greens in the bottom of the tortilla cup would make a fabulous, light summer salad.

  • Ameena
    April 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Making this with tortillas is a brilliant idea! It looks fabulous!!

  • A little bit of everything
    A little bit of everything
    April 2, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    these cups are so pretty. thumb up for the baking idea instead of deep frying.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful snack recipe.

  • claudia lamascolo
    claudia lamascolo
    April 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    these are gorgeous appetizers!

  • tasteofbeirut
    April 2, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    These are so pretty and perfect for a light snack!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    Ananda Rajashekar
    April 3, 2011 at 6:37 AM

    First time here, gosh stunning pic’s and those cups can’t resist 🙂

  • Kausambi@Coloredgrains
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    What a smart idea! I eat bhel-pudi and papdi chat like every other weekend… but novel idea takes the cake!


  • Priya Mahadevan
    Priya Mahadevan
    April 7, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    A beautiful presentation of a beautiful dish – kudos on a marvelous post dear 🙂

  • The Mistress of Spices
    The Mistress of Spices
    April 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Great idea!

  • Gopika
    July 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Woww..I love your presentation.. Cool 😀

  • Eftychia
    June 13, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Delicious and easy to make!!

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