Mexican Bean Fajita ( Healthy Snacks )

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Throwing a party? try out this mexican delicacy. . . Tortilla stuffed with protein rich bean filling and iron rich green salsa!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 6 fajitas
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6 corn tortillas
4 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese

For The Refried Beans Filling
1/4 cup rajma (kidney beans) , soaked overnight
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Green Salsa
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped green tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 to 3 green chillies , chopped
2 tsp vinegar
salt to taste

For the refried beans filling

  1. Combine the rajma with a little salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles or till the beans are slightly overcooked.
  2. Drain the beans and grind to a coarse paste in a blender. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the ground beans, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.

For the green salsa

  1. Cut the tomatoes into big pieces. Add the onions, green chillies and ¼ cup water. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. When cooked, blend in a liquidiser and strain.
  3. Add the vinegar and salt. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Spread a little green salsa on each tortilla.
  2. Place some bean filling, fold from both the sides and top with cheese.
  3. Grill for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  4. Serve hot.

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Nutrient values per fajita
108 calories 4.7 gm 14.4 gm 3.5 gm 1.6 mg 88.8 mg

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 on 04 Mar 14 12:12 PM

My brother hates rajma but this recipe hidded the taste of rajma and he did not come to know its made of rajma..He loved this recipe
 on 08 Dec 10 12:38 AM

Its a complicated process to make fajitas but its totally worth it. great texture and very aromatic, the dish is a winner!