Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos

Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos

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Travel into the heartlands of Mexico with hearty and satiating Tacos, one of the most famous dishes of that region. A crispy taco shell, loaded with wholesome rajma topping and tangy uncooked salsa is a delight, which is enhanced further by peppy sauces, juicy lettuce and oh-so-yummy grated cheese!


It is a rustic experience, which warms the heart and fills the tummy with its sensual flavours and mealy textures. Serve the Tacos as soon as they are assembled.


Tacos are very filling, they can be enjoyed as a meal by itself, but if you wish create a Mexican meal with side dishes like Chilli Rellenos , Fresh Fruit Salad with Basil Dressing , Crusty Potato Fingers , Mexican Cheese Fajita and Mexican Fried Rice .

Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos recipe - How to make Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 tacos
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Ingredients

14 taco shells

For The Rajma Topping
2 cups soaked and cooked red rajma (kidney beans) , refer handy tip
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 cup fresh tomato pulp
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

For The Uncooked Salsa
3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens
1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
7 tsp tomato ketchup
3 1/2 tsp chilli sauce
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
28 tsp grated processed cheese

Method
For the rajma topping

    For the rajma topping
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato pulp, tomato ketchup, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the rajma, mix well, mash it lightly using a potato masher and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the uncooked salsa

    For the uncooked salsa
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and mash it lightly using the back of a spoon for 2 to 3 minutes so that the flavours blend well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Fill a taco shell with 1 tbsp of rajma topping, ½ tbsp of uncooked salsa and spread ½ tsp of tomato ketchup and ¼ tsp of chilli sauce evenly over it.
  2. Arrange a few shredded lettuce leaves and 2 tsp of grated cheese evenly over it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 13 more tacos.
  4. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. ¾ cup of raw rajma when soaked for 8 hours, drained and pressure cooked with enough water for 6 whistles gives 2 cups of cooked rajma.
Nutrient values per taco
Energy203 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Fiber1.9 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A240.1 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C8.5 mg
Folic Acid9.2 mcg
Calcium122.2 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium55 mg
Potassium68.6 mg
Zinc1.1 mg
Tacos Video by Tarla Dalal
Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos with step by step photos

For the vegetarian tacos

  1. We need to make the taco shells, rajma topping and uncooked salsa. Other ingredients we will need are tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, shredded iceberg lettuce and grated processed cheese.
  2. For making the taco shells follow our video for the Taco shell recipe if you wish you can also use ready-made taco shells.

How to make the rajma topping for the Tacos

  1. To make the rajma topping for the Mexican Tacos, first heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the finely chopped onions.
  2. To make the rajma topping for the Mexican Tacos, first heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the finely chopped onions.
  3. To the sauteed onions add the fresh tomato pulp,  it has a more vibrant flavor and taste compared to the store bought tomato pulp.  
  4. Then add tomato ketchup, this will give a mild sweetness and bright colour to the rajma topping.
  5. To spice up the rajma topping add chilli powder.
  6. Next the cumin seeds powder and finally add salt to taste.
  7. Mix well and cook on a medium flame, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add soaked and cooked rajma. We have soaked about ¾ cup of rajma and pressure cooked them. After soaking and cooking you will get about 2 cups of cooked rajma.
  9. After adding the cooked rajma mix well. While the rajma mixture is being cooked, lightly mash rajma with the help of a potato masher. Do not mash completely, this is just to give it little consistency and thickness. 
  10. Then keep on cooking for some more time, while stirring occasionally. Once the excess moisture has evaporated, the rajma topping for the tacos is ready.

How to make the uncooked salsa for the tacos

  1. For the uncooked salsa topping,  in a bowl take finely chopped tomatoes.
  2. Add finely chopped spring onion whites and greens.
  3. Then add finely chopped green chillies and red chilli flakes for some spice.
  4. Then add dried oregano for a peppy flavour.
  5. Add finely chopped coriander.
  6. Very little sugar to balance the sourness of tomatoes.
  7. And finally add some salt to taste.
  8. Combine and mix all the ingredients for the uncooked salsa well and lightly mash with the back of a spoon. Uncooked salsa for the tacos is ready!        



For assembling the Mexican tacos

  1. Take a taco shell and put about 1 tablespoon of rajma topping.
  2. Top it with 1/2 tablespoon of uncooked salsa. You can even add guacamole, sour cream. 
  3. Then 1/2 teaspoon of tomato ketchup.
  4. Next ¼ teaspoon of chilli sauce.
  5. Some shredded iceberg lettuce over it. You should soak the lettuce leaves in ice-cold water for sometime and then chop them, which will give them a nice crunchy texture.
  6. And finally top it with grated processed cheese to the Mexican Tacos.
  7. Repeat with the remaining taco shells. Mexican Tacos are ready to serve!
    For parties you can just assemble all the ingredients needed to make the tacos on the table and let the guest help themselves.
     

Reviews

Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
 on 11 Jun 17 01:02 PM
5

Awesome recipe!!! Loved by all... thank u very much
Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
 on 17 Mar 17 07:53 AM
5

Prepared & it came out very well..thanks for wonderful & delicious receipe. I think everyone has to try once..my family loves it
Tarla Dalal
17 Mar 17 08:47 AM
   Hi Kumari, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
 on 17 Mar 17 07:51 AM
5

Prepared & it came out very well..thanks for wonderful & delicious receipe. I think everyone has to try once..my family loves it
Tacos
 on 06 Oct 15 02:41 PM
5

This recipe has a lot of pre-preps to be done but the result is a true restaurant style starter... Will not fail to please adults and kids both....
Tacos
 on 31 Dec 11 11:34 AM
3

Just okay. Don't fry the vegetables for the filling. As for green sauce, recipe prescribes 3 tbsp white flour, make it just 1 tsp white flour.