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Do-it-yourself Tacos


Do-it-yourself Tacos

Do-it-yourself Tacos



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A quick and easy Tacos recipe. Just throw the kidney beans, crumbled cottage cheese and your favorite veggies, drizzled with lime, sour cream and a green tomatillo salsa. Wrap up this scrumptious filling in warm taco shells and you are ready with a satisfying meal.


  • 1/2 an iceberg lettuce, shredded (refrigerated)

    2-3 Tbsp sour cream

    2 jalapenos, sliced

    2 green chilies, sliced

    1 tsp tomato puree

    1 red onion

    1/3 red, yellow and green bell pepper

    100 gm cottage cheese (paneer)

    150 gm rajma (kidney beans), cooked

    1.5 Tbsp olive oil

    2-3 cloves bashed garlic

    1 tsp chilly powder

    1 tsp cumin powder

    2 green tomatoes

    1.5 tsp black pepper

    Juice of 1 lemon

    2 Tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

    50 gm grated cheddar

    Taco shells


In a pan, heat olive oil, add the bell peppers, onions, garlic, green chilies and saute nicely.

Add the cooked kidney beans to this mixture.

Crumble the cottage cheese into the pan.

Add the cumin and chilly powder.

Mix all the ingredients together well.

Add 1 teaspoon of tomato puree to the mix.

Season with salt and pepper, add lime juice and chopped coriander and mix well.

In a mix add 2 green tomatoes, 1.5 teaspoon olive oil, a big pinch of salt and a small bunch of coriander leaves to make a nice green salsa.

To assemble the Tacos:

Warm the taco shells in a moderate oven 170°C for 5 to 6 minutes

Start with adding the shredded lettuce in the taco, and then add the kidney beans and cottage cheese mixture, jalapenos, cream cheese and grated cheese with the green tomatillo salsa.

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Key Ingredients: lettuce, jalapeno, green chillies, onion, tomato, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, cheddar cheese, kidney beans, cottage cheese, tomato puree, bell pepper, red chilli