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Taquitos

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A Taquito is a Mexican dish consisting of a small tortilla wrapped up around various kinds of fillings.   I made with mixture of potato, avocado and cheese.  The dish is also known as a flautas, because their narrow, tube like appearance.

This crispy, savory dish is a delicious and simply way to prepare. I made it in lunch today but you can enjoy it at any time of day. This is a good and tasty appetizer for get-together or parties.

I fried them but they can also easily be prepared by baking. 

 Ingredients

  • Potatoes, 3
  • Mexican Cheese ½ Cup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Ripe and Peeled Avocado 1 coarsely mashed
  • Corn Tortilla or any 10-12
  • Cumin Powder ¼ Tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder 1/8 Tsp. (Optional)
  • Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp.
  • Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp.
  • Coriander Few Strings washed and chopped
  • Green Onion washed and chopped
  • Lettuce Shredded 1 Cup

   Method

  1. In a medium saucepan boil potatoes in water 15-20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
  2. In large mixing bowl, shred potatoes, add shredded cheese, salt and pepper, mashed avocado, cumin powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, chopped coriander and green onion.
  3. Combine all ingredients and set aside.
  4. Mix one Tbsp. of plain flour with an eight to ten Tbsp. of warm water. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Place canola oil in a medium skillet on medium high heat.
  6. Place 1-2 Tbsp. of mixture on a tortilla and roll. On edge spread a little mixture of flour and water. Seal it. Repeat same with other tortilla. Carefully put tortilla into hot oil. Fry for approximate 2-3 minutes or until browned evenly on all sides. Place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve topped with taco sauce, Sour cream, lettuce, shredded cheese. Dip in with Mexican hot sauce and enjoy!!!
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Khajali Puri (Fried Flaky Biscuits)

imageThis Khajali Puri is similar as Khaja, easy to make, flaky, tasty, I am always making during summer time or in travelling. You will enjoy Khajali Puri with mango pulp and shrikhand or with a tea. Good to make for student who living in hostel.

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Ingredients 

  • Semolina Fine 1 Cup
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1 Cup
  • Oil or Ghee(clarified butter) ¼ Cup (I used Sesame oil)
  • Cumin Powder or seeds ½ Tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder 1 Tbsp or ½ Tbsp.Black Pepper and ½ Tbsp. White Pepper Powder.
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 Tsp.
  • Oil for deep fry

Method

  1. Mix both flours together.
  2. Add all ingredients except oil for deep fry.
  3. Mix them well into the flour.
  4. Add little by little water to make little hard dough.(little harder than paratha dough).
  5. Divide dough to make small thin rounds.
  6. Pick on both sides with a fork or end of roller.
  7. Deep fry in hot oil in low medium heat till a light browning appears.
  8. Drain and cool completely before storing.




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Asparagus, Red Pepper, Mushroom Fried Rice

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Asparagus also Known as Shatavari in Hindi. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as an aid for the reproductive system, particularly for females, and as a support for the digestive system.  Asparagus is the best supplier of folic acid and high in potassium. Making many dishes from Asparagus, here I am posting Asparagus Fried Rice and Asparagus Pakora.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 stalks of Asparagus, hard ends trimmed
  • 1 small Bell Pepper Julian Cutting
  • 8-10 Mushroom wash and sliced
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cups Rice boiled
  • 2-3 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame Seeds black and 1 Tbsp. white Sesame Seeds roasted
  • Garlic crushed 3-4 cloves
  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece
  • ¼ spoon green chili chopped ( optional)
  • ¼ spoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Soy sauce 1-2 Tbsp.
  • Rice Vinegar 1 Tbsp. 

Method

  1. Cut Asparagus into 2-3 inch pieces.
  2. Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet or a wok over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp. sesame oil.
  3. Add Asparagus, Bell Pepper, Sliced Mushroom and onion. Toss and cook till the veggie softens slightly. (About 5-7 minutes)
  4. Add garlic, ginger, green chili, roasted black sesame and white sesame seeds, black pepper, soy sauce, salt and mix.
  5. Sauté 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add rice, rice vinegar, brown sugar and mix well.
  7. Garnish with green onion or coriander. Serve hot.
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