Lockdown Cooking | Mexican Tacos

This time I decided to experiment with a very popular Mexican delicacy – Tacos! As expected, it turned out to be super yummy! 

Serves: 6

What did I use?

 For the Base

  • Maize flour – 2 cups or 256 grams
  • Plain flour – 1 cup or 124 grams
  • Lukewarm water – as required
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

 For the Filling

  • Finely chopped onions – 2
  • Clarified butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato puree – made from 2 tomatoes
  • garlic cloves – 10
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Tomato ketchup – 2 tablespoon
  • Chilly sauce – 2 tablespoon
  • Oregano – as per taste
  • Boiled Rajma or Red kidney beans – 250 grams [ You can use any pulses in the same quantity. I had tried using chickpeas and the taste was equally good ]

 For the Topping

  • Grated cheese
  • finely chopped onions
  • Green chilly sauce [ optional but spice lovers will adore it! ]
  • Chopped coriander [ Optional ]

How did I make it?

  • I used a pressure cooker to boil Rajma and side by side, started preparing the filling. While my rajma was getting ready, I took a pan and sauteed onions, tomato puree, and mashed garlic cloves using clarified butter. Once my vegetables were sauteed, I turned off the flame and added tomato ketchup, chili sauce, oregano, and salt and gave it a light mix. Post that, I allowed it to rest and cool for about 30 minutes.
  • My next step was to prepare the base. for the base, I mixed maize flour, plain flour, salt, oil, and water and kneaded it to give a semi-hard dough. Once my dough was ready, I started rolling the dough to give a round shape. Post that, my base was ready to hit the pre-heated oven and get baked at 180 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. I had used the grill tray to give a U shape to the base. However, this is optional. Alternatively, you can also deep fry the base on medium flame.  Note: The base will turn crispy only if the dough is semi-hard. A soft dough will not fetch the desired result.
  • My next step was to start assembling everything to get the final result. To assemble the tacos, I took the base and filled it with semi-mashed rajma, added the tacos filling on top of it, and garnished it with lots of cheese and chopped onions.
  • Tacos are ready!

Published by Rishika Powany

My name is Rishika, and I’m a Freelance writer. I am passionate about generating creative content, helping brands grow digitally, and coach people on Public Speaking. I help people promote and grow their brands through various Digital Marketing techniques. At the same time, I also show you how to hack your interviews, gain more confidence, and speak more effectively through communication strategies.

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