Let’s go Tex-Mex today! It’s simply delicious…fresh..and irresistible! 😁 Crunchy Tacos have to top my list when I’m at Taco Bell or Chiles. Vegetarian or Non – Vegetarian, they are all so good!
I have made them at home a few times earlier..and they are a delight. Easy to do, fun to eat! I’m a happy soul. My hubby enjoys them too and says ‘they taste like the ones from Taco Bell’! That’s something!! 😘😘 I paired them with my Iced Green Tea Limeade and our tummies were full ☺️ Nom Nom!
These are veg..made with some boiled red kidney beans / Rajma…a few spices. And we are sorted! Let’s get going with the recipe 👌
Yield: 12 Tacos
Equipment: a wok, measuring cups / spoons, a mixing spoon, a baking tray
12 nos. ready to use Taco Shells
For the Bean filling:
1 1/2 cups boiled kidney bean / rajma (canned beans will work too)
2 nos tomatoes finely chopped
1 nos onion finely chopped
4 nos garlic flakes finely chopped
2 nos green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped roughly
1 tsp taco seasoning / pasta spice mix will work too
2 tsp chilly flakes
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
For the Salsa:
1 nos onion roughly chopped
1 nos de seeded tomato cubed
1/2 tsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
For the Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream (use hung curd if sour cream isn’t available)
1/2 grated cheddar cheese (processed Amul cheese can be used)
a few torn lettuce leaves
Method for the Bean filling:
Heat oil in the wok, add chopped garlic and green chillies. Sauté for 2 mins. Next, tip in the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent. Once that’s done, add chopped coriander leaves & tomatoes. Season with salt, taco seasoning & chilly flakes. Cook until the oil separates from the mix. Then add the boiled / canned kidney beans. Stir everything well and cook for about 4-5 mins. Turn off the flame. Add lemon juice and the filling is done.
For the Taco Shells:
Spread the shells carefully on the baking tray without any grease and heat them for 3-4 min @130’c. Once done, let them sit in the warm oven until every last detail is prepped for serving them. We have heated the shells just to make them crunchy.
For the Salsa:
Mix the cubed tomatoes, chopped onions & coriander leaves and set aside.
Assembling the Tacos:
Take a crunchy taco shell, spoon in some of the bean filling carefully…do not break the shells while filling them. Next add some sour cream over the beans filling, sprinkle some salsa and some torn lettuce leaves. And end it with some grated cheddar cheese! That’s it! Serve these immediately before they go soggy and moist!
Bring some excitement to your kitchen today….Go the Tex – Mex way 😉