Monday, September 7, 2020

Buffalo Chickpea Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli and Mango Salsa


Buffalo Chickpea Taquitos are delicious Mexican appetizers. To be frank, they can be a great idea for lunch or dinner. Taquitos are the smaller tacos with spicy filling that have been rolled. Traditionally, tortillas are made with corn flour. If corn flour is not available, you can always make some fresh tortillas using plain flour. They can be more flavorful than store bought ones.The filling of taquitos is made with chickpeas mixed together with homemade buffalo sauce. 

These awesome taquitos are best served with chipotle aioli and mango salsa. I also like to serve this dish with regular tomato salsa. But serving this dish with mango salsa, it’s like giving an extra goodness to your dish. Without missing out any components of the dish and with the togetherness of all the components can make this dish a royal and  best meal treat to you.

This dish has five components – 

  • Mini Tortillas
  •  Instant Homemade Buffalo sauce
  • Buffalo Chickpea filling (Spicy Chickpea filling)
  • Chipotle Aioli 
  •  Mango Salsa.  
The process of cooking might be long but everything done in steps is always easy and absolutely delicious too.


1. Tortillas


  • All-purpose flour -1&1/2 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Warm water – ¾ cup to 1 cup



  • Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Add required amount of warm water to the flour mixture and make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with damp cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • For taquitos, we need smaller tortillas than regular size tortilla.
  • Divide the dough into smaller balls
  • And roll out the dough into semi thin tortilla.
  • Dust some flour while rolling out the tortilla.
  • Heat a skillet on medium flame and fry it till you see golden brown spots on both the sides.
  • Tortillas are ready.


2. To Make Buffalo Sauce 

Given quantity of ingredients can yield around 4tbsp of buffalo sauce. You can always make it in larger quantity based on your need. The leftover sauce can be refrigerated and can be reheated on the stove top or microwave to make the sauce smooth again.


  • Into a saucepan, add in melted butter, hot sauce, vinegar, paprika powder and garlic powder.
  • Place the pan on medium flame and whisk it continuously until the mixture starts to simmer.
  • Turn off the flame. Add in salt and mix it nicely.
  • The sauce will thickens as it cool down.
  • Buffalo sauce is ready. This sauce can be used in any recipe or can be served as a dipping sauce

To Make Buffalo Chickpea filling


  • Boiled Chickpeas –3/4  cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Garlic powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder -1/4 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Buffalo sauce – 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro(chopped)- to garnish



  • Heat oil and add chopped onion. Fry till they are slightly light brown in color.
  • Add all dry masala powder and salt. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add boiled chickpeas. Cook it for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and buffalo sauce in the chickpeas mixture.
  • Mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add vinegar and mix everything well.
  • Lastly garnish chickpeas filling with chopped cilantro.


3. Chipotle Aioli

  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
  • Chipotle powder -1/4 tsp (can be replaced it by paprika powder)
  • Garlic powder -1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli Sauce – 1&1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well


4. Mango Salsa


  • Mango (chopped) -1/2 cup
  • Tomato (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper – two pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice -1 Tsp


  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well


To Assemble Taquitos

  • Place tortillas on the plate.
  •  Scoop out 2tbsp of spicy chickpea filling onto each tortilla and roll tightly.
  • You can make these rolls ahead of time and just roast them on the skillet until warm before serving.
  • Serve these buffalo chickpea taquitos with chipotle aioli and mango salsa.


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