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The moment you think of Mexican food, Tacos immediately pop up in your mind. These crisp shells, made of a combination of maize flour and plain flour, act as containers for your favourite fillings and dressings. In this recipe, green sauce, red sauce, refried beans and juicy veggies team up to make the Tacos a brilliant snack, which will make your taste buds jump with joy! Serve with Mexican Tomato Soup with Cheese balls and Mexican Rice .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 8 to 10 servings
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For The Tacos
1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta)
1 cup plain flour (maida)
3 tsp oil
oil for deep-frying

For The Green Sauce
mexican green sauce

For The Stuffing
refried beans
3 tomatoes , chopped
3 spring onions , chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce leaves
chopped cabbage (optional)
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Red Sauce
1/3 cup tomato ketchup
2 tsp chilli sauce

For the tacos

  1. Mix the flours. Add the oil and salt and make a soft dough by adding warm water
  2. Roll out thin rounds about 4" (100 mm. ) in diameter with the help of a little plain flour. Prick lightly with a fork.
  3. Deep fry in hot oil on both sides and then bend into a 'u' shape while hot.
  4. Store the tacos in an air-tight tin.

How to serve

  1. Make a red sauce by mixing the tomato ketchup and chilli sauce.
  2. Mix the chopped tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce leaves, cabbage and salt.
  3. In the fold of each taco, fill some refried beans, sprinkle some green and red sauce and fill with the chopped vegetables. Again sprinkle a little red sauce and serve.
  4. Alternatively, serve the tacos, stuffing, sauces and chopped vegetables in seperate dishes and let your guests make their own fillings.

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 on 06 Oct 15 02:41 PM

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....
 on 31 Dec 11 11:34 AM

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.