by Tarla Dalal
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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.
This Mexican Bhel is our latest addition to the repertoire. It's 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 Bhel.
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!
Just make sure that the tortilla chips are added just before serving or they will get soggy. While on a Mexican spree, try other recipes like Mexican Rice or Mexican Rajma, Bean Sprouts and Lettuce Tossed in Guacamole Dressing.
- Combine the flours and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
- Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7”) thin circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- 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.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 4 more tortillas.
- Cut into small equal diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife or a cutter.
- 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.
- Combine the salsa, sweet corn kernels, colored capsicum, rajma ,cheese and little salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Just before serving, add the tortilla chips and toss gently.
- Serve immediately garnished with coriander and sev.
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