How to make Fresh Tacos - Mexican speciality – maize flour tacos filled with a tasty mixture of capsicums, chicken, purple cabbage and refried beans.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Maize flour (makai ka atta) (मकई का आटा), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fresh Tacos

Mexico, wild and barren in the north and sultry and hot in the south, offers a cuisine that reflects the culture of the country – colourful, rich, invigorating and always, always festive! 
The most common impression about Mexican food is that it is hot and wholesome and has many similarities with Indian food. And like Indian cuisine Mexican is not one single cuisine but many. There is a feast of flavours for the food lover as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean teem with fish, while the adjoining regions bloom with luscious fruit like pineapple and papayas. The high plateau yields wonderful vegetables and the north is cattle country…..and to bind all these in one single string are chillies…in every shape, colour and size, from the subtle to the strong, producing a signature to Mexican cuisine.

For more recipes related to Fresh Tacos checkout Nacho Chips. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Butterfly Prawns, Kurkuri Bread Fingers, Sindhi Koki With Tomato Chutney, Pyaaz Ki Kachori.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fresh Tacos Recipe

  • Maize flour (makai ka atta) 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) ? cup + for dusting

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Refried beans 4 tablespoons

  • Red capsicum cut into thin strips 1 large

  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips 1 large

  • Purple cabbage shredded ½ cup

  • Chicken gilled, strips ¾ cup

  • Iceberg lettuce shredded ½ cup

  • Sour cream to sprinkle


Step 1

Take maize flour in a bowl. Add refined flour, salt and turmeric powder and mix.

Step 2

Add sufficient warm water, mix and knead into semi-soft dough. Add oil, knead again and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions, dust each portion with refined flour, and roll out into medium sized chapattis. These are tacos.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick pan. Place the tacos on it and roast till golden from both sides.

Step 5

Place the roasted tacos on a serving platter. Place 1 tablespoon refried beans on one side. Top with red capsicum, green capsicum, cabbage, chicken strips and lettuce, bring the other half over and shape into a crescent.

Step 6

Drizzle some sour cream on top and serve immediately.