Mexican Bhel


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Mexican Bhel

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Mexican bhel is quite easy to make and can be made from scratch at home. The idea is to bring together classic Mexican components like chunky salsa, crisp tortilla chips, sweet corn, capsicum and boiled rajma along with a handful of sev, to make a crunchy, tangy, pulpy Indo Mexican street food.

Bhel, the ever-popular Mumbai roadside snack is so popular all over the world that it has managed to fire people's imagination and spin out innumerable variants.

You can adjust the spice levels according to your taste. The Mexican bhel is an innovative snack that you can serve at parties to boggle your guests' imagination! Most Indian’s love Mexican cuisine as its fairly similar to ours and hence we have this yummy Indo Mexican bhel.

We show you how to make the salsa and tortillas from scratch in this homemade veg Mexican bhel recipe.

Some points to note to make the perfect Mexican bhel. 1. You can check the crispiness of the tortilla chips by breaking one in half. If you hear a snap while breaking, it's crispy. If you do not want to use them now, you can cool them and store in an air-tight container. 2. Just before serving, add the tortilla chips and toss gently using 2 spoons. Remember to add the chips right before serving or else they will lose their crispiness.

While on a Mexican spree, try other recipes like Mexican Rice or Mexican Rajma, Bean Sprouts and Lettuce Tossed in Guacamole Dressing.

Enjoy Mexican bhel | Indo Mexican street food | homemade veg Mexican bhel | with detailed step by step photos.

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Mexican Bhel recipe - How to make Mexican Bhel

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

To Be Mixed Into A Salsa
5 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 1/2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For The Tortilla Chips
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling

Other Ingredients For The Mexican Bhel
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1/4 cup finelychopped coloured capsicum
1/4 cup soaked and boiled rajma (kidney beans)
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp sev
Method
For the tortilla chips

    For the tortilla chips
  1. Combine the flours and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7”) thin circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a high flame and when hot, place the tortilla gently over it. Cook it lightly on the tava for a few seconds.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 4 more tortillas.
  6. Cut into small equal diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife or a cutter.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry, a few tortilla chips at a time, on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Cool and store in an air-tight container till use.

How to proceed to make mexican bhel

    How to proceed to make mexican bhel
  1. Combine the salsa, sweet corn kernels, colored capsicum, rajma ,cheese and little salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Just before serving the mexican bhel, add the tortilla chips and toss gently.
  3. Serve the mexican bhel immediately garnished with coriander and sev.

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For the Salsa for Mexican Bhel

  1. To make salsa for  Mexican bhel | Indo Mexican street food | homemade veg Mexican bhel | first put the finely chopped tomatoes in a deep bowl.
  2. To this, add the finely chopped onions. Even though this salsa is uncooked, the onions do not overpower the taste of everything else.
  3. Now add the green chillies and coriander. No salsa is complete without green chillies. For a more aunthentic taste, use fresh jalapenos.
  4. Add the finely chopped garlic for the extra punch of flavor.
  5. Now add the dried basil. You can even use fresh basil instead of the dried variety. In that case use double the amount of fresh basil. You can even add a little cumin seeds powder.
  6. Add the tomato ketchup, lemon juice and salt to this now. This adds a little sweet-sour taste to the salsa.
  7. Mix all the ingredients together very well, while slowly mashing with the back of your spoon. This salsa is best served after keep it aside for 30 minutes so the flavors combine very well. Keep aside.

For the tortilla chips

  1. To make tortilla chips for Mexican bhel | Indo Mexican street food | homemade veg Mexican bhel | combine the wheat flour, plain flour and salt in a deep bowl. Usually tortillas are made with maize flour, but since this is an Indian fusion recipe, we have used whole wheat flour and maida.
  2. Mix the flours together and starting kneading it using a little water.
  3. It has to be kneaded into a soft dough so that it rolls out easily.
  4. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  5. Sprinkle a little whole wheat flour on the rolling board. Take one portion of dough, roll it in between your palms and flatten it on the rolling board.
  6. Using more flour for rolling, roll out the dough into a very thin 175 mm. (7") diameter circle.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a high flame and when hot, place the tortilla gently over it.
  8. Cook it lightly on the tava for a few seconds. Flip it over and cook on the other side for a few seconds as well till half cooked.
  9. Place the half-cooked tortilla on a clean, dry surface. Cut into small equal diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife or a cutter. You can do this with leftover chapatis as well.
  10. Repeat steps 5 to 9 with the remaining portions of the dough.
  11. Meanwhile, heat oil in dep non-stick pan or kadhai. Once the oil is heated thoroughly, add a handful of cut tortillas to the oil.
  12. Deep-fry a few tortilla chips at a time on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  13. Drain on an absorbent paper. You can check the crispiness of the chips by breaking one in half. If you hear a snap while breaking, it's crispy. If you do not want to use them now, you can cool them and store in an air-tight container.

How to proceed for the Mexican Bhel

  1. Now we will assemble our Mexican bhel | Indo Mexican street food | homemade veg Mexican bhel | . Put the salsa we prepared earlier in a large bowl. The bowl has to be fairly large as there are a lot of ingredients which need to be tossed together.
  2. Add the sweet corn kernels to the salsa. Also add the finely chopped colored capsicum. This adds a pop of color to the bhel.
  3. Finally add the soaked and boiled rajma, grated cheese and little salt to the bowl. Rajma is usually added to Mexican food in the form of refried beans but here we are adding whole boiled rajma.
  4. Mix this well with a spoon. The reason for mixing this beforehand is so the flavors combine well.
  5. Just before serving, add the tortilla chips and toss gently using 2 spoons. Remember to add the chips right before serving or else they will lose their crispiness.
  6. After adding the chips garnish with sev and coriander.
  7. Serve  homemade veg Mexican bhel   immediately at a party or as dinner!

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy165 cal
Protein7.4 g
Carbohydrates31.9 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat1.9 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sodium168.6 mg
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Mexican Bhel
5
 on 18 May 20 10:51 AM


All the way from South Africa🇿🇦Absolutely loved this receipe. Definitely 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you so very much🙏🏽
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Tarla Dalal    Shireen, welcome from SA. Just to let you know Mrs Dalal had done cookery shows in Durban many many years back. Glad you liked the recipe.
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19 May 20 09:45 AM
Mexican Bhel
5
 on 23 Apr 20 12:05 AM


Hi. Just tried your recipe today. And its delicious!
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking.!
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23 Apr 20 02:11 AM
Mexican Bhel
5
 on 21 Apr 20 02:29 PM


Hi, The recipe looks amazing. Can you share its nutrition values.
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Tarla Dalal    Rashmi, see https://www.tarladalal.com/calories-for-Mexican-Bhel-42617
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22 Apr 20 08:05 PM
Mexican Bhel
5
 on 23 Mar 20 12:02 AM


Just Loved This Recipe??????
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Urvi, thank you for your feedback.! Happy cooking.!
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23 Mar 20 10:48 AM
Mexican Bhel
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 on 27 Sep 19 09:53 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Rachanazota, glad you liked the Mexican Bhel. Please keep posting your feedback for recipes you loved and tried.
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28 Sep 19 01:23 PM
Mexican Bhel
5
 on 26 Sep 19 10:51 PM


Loved it. You need to make more quantity
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Tarla Dalal    Rehan, thanks for the feedback. Please keep posting your feedback for recipes you loved and tried.
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28 Sep 19 01:24 PM
Mexican Bhel
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 on 24 Jun 18 03:21 PM


Mexican Bhel
5
 on 09 Jun 18 05:04 PM


This is such an innovative recipe. Surprised my friends over a Mexican potluck and garnered many praises. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Lovvveeeddd it!