Mexican Tacos


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

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

How to serve

  • Make a red sauce by mixing the tomato ketchup and chilli sauce.
  • Mix the chopped tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce leaves, cabbage and salt.
  • 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.
  • Alternatively, serve the tacos, stuffing, sauces and chopped vegetables in seperate dishes and let your guests make their own fillings.