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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa

Will anyone be surprised when I say that I've tasted tacos for the first time only 2months back? Hope am not alone :) I had tacos in a restaurant in the buffet lunch served and totally luved it. The taco shells were shaped more like a mini tart, guess they made the tacos shells using the mini tart pans.Coincidentally when I saw the pack of tacos shells in nuts and spices with no second thought I took it , followed the recipe at the back of the pack and made a simple salsa to go with these tacos. This is a perfect mild starter - totally my kind.
Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe


Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Taco shells - 3
  • Rajma(Kidney beans) - 1/2 cup (I used the jamun rajma variety)
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Cheese - 3 tbsp
  • Salt - for taste
  • Olive oil - 1.5 tsp

Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe

Method:
  1. Soak rajma in water overnight for atleast 6-8 hours.Pressure cook rajma until soft.Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan add jeera allow it to crackle. Then add onions, saute till slightly browned.
  3. Then add the cooked rajma, pepper powder,tomato sauce, required salt and mix well.Once the rajma is well blended and is saucy, switch off. Sprinkle lemon juice and keep aside.Kidney Bean Salsa is ready.
  4. Now to assemble the tacos with salsa : Take a tacos shell, add a heaped spoonful of prepared kidney bean salsa to it.Grate the cheese to cover the salsa and sprinkle little pepper powder.
  5. Microwave it in high for 1minute - this was mentioned in the carton.In my OTG I kept in bake mode and baked for 2mins at 200deg C till cheese slightly starts melting.
Enjoy the tacos with salsa - hot and cheesy, yummm!!

Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe
My Notes:
  • You can also add chunky tomato pieces, lettuce or even capsicum for the salsa.
  • The variation is endless you can also garnish it with coriander leaves
  • Adding bean is purely your choice - You can also add corn with any bean of your choice in the salsa.
Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe

The crispness in the tacos, the crunchness of the onions and sauce compliments well with the beans making it a perfect starter.

I was even more surprised to know there is a separate tacos shell maker when I googled. But I have an alternate of making the sheels using the tart pans as I saw in that restaurant.

Mexican Tacos with Kidney Bean Salsa Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

45 comments:

  1. I adore tacos..!!!! Your clicks are making me crave for them now...Wish I stayed next door to you :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. Tacos r my fav too..looks delicious

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  3. U r not alone sharmi.. count me in :) I haven't tasted them but heard abt it.. Bean salsa with crispy tacos , what else one can expect for a perfect starter.. excelente

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  4. I love mexican tacos!! they r so tasty n healthy too :).. awesome preparation!!

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  5. This is my favorite..I love it..Yummy..Thanks for the recipe sharmilee..

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  6. Looks so healthy and inviting, Luv all those clicks

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  7. These are hubby's fav dish and have being pestering to prepare them after our return from USA..looks so yummy..maybe I should prepare them the way u had done dear:)

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  8. This looks good,healthy and yummy..

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  9. Love Mexican n those tacos look super yum!
    USMasala

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  10. next to indian- mexican is my fav...yummy salsa...

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  11. In India is quiet unknown in restaurant, i guess. This one looks quiet filling and delicious!

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  12. we often go to nr by mexican grill n i never miss this tacos n corn salsa...yours looks super tempting and love the kidney beans salsa...pic are too good !!!

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  13. Just love Mexican foods anytime,tacos looks irresistible..

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  14. Love tacos. They look so tempting.

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  15. I too have not tasted this yet. Sounds yummy,very much tempted!

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  16. love these.. n tats a good info to know tat nuts n spices sells tacos shells..

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  17. That looks heavenly! I love Tacos and it's available all over Bangalore, but haven't tried it at home. Your attempt tempts me!

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  18. The tacos sound healthy and tasty with bean salsa.

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  19. I too adore tacoos and their filling. taco bell is my fav because of this. your version looks drool worthy..great click..

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  20. this is quite interesting. Even i have never tasted tacos so far. beautiful clicks

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  21. these looks so irresistible...wonderful clicks...i can see how tasty it is..slurp..

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  22. Never heard or tasted it. But looks yummy. feel like tasting it from the screen ;)

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  23. Ohh.. I love tacos..Looks so yum :)

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  24. Those tacos look so inviting. I like them too .. have made fajitas with them. Yumm.

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  25. My god! when I saw the post pictures in my google reader I was looking to see your post. What pictures you have taken. Very nice.

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  26. I love mexican food, this looks awesome dear, the beans salsa is super delicious..love it..

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  27. These tacos makes me go hungry now!! Lovely with the beans salsa :)

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  28. superb Sharmi. you are rocking!!! Mexican tacos looks mouthwatering!!!

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  29. Love tacos!! Yours look fabulous!

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  30. I love tacos! Your version sounds so easy to make- will try try this tomorrow for hubby's b'day,- he loves Mexican food!

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  31. I have not tasted this yet. Tempting to have now itself. Is this home made maida/corn tacos or store bought?

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  32. @nithya : As I've mentioned I got readymade taco shells from nuts and spices.....

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  33. Dear Sharmi mam,
    Wh do i get these Taco sheets in CBE?

    -Kalai..

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    1. I got them in Nuts & Spices, RaceCourse outlet

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