Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spicy Bean Burritos

Hey everyone!! Just back from a refreshing Disney vacation :D missing all that Sunshine ...

Back to the Business... I have tasted so many versions of Mexican food outside but none was spicy enough for me.So I decided to give the tantalizing Mexican food a try at home. I made Spicy bean burritos with white flour tortillas, filled with spicy refried beans, stir fried veggies and cottage cheese. I topped the burrito with my favorite Jalapeno Salsa, Sour cream, fresh green salad and shredded Cheddar cheese.

Give these burritos a try and believe they will become your favorite.


For White Tortillas: ( also available in stores )

3 Cups White Flour( Maida)
1 Tablespoon salt
6 Tablespoon Oil
Water to knead

For Refried Beans

1 Cup Red Kidney Beans(Rajma), soak overnight
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1/4 cup Tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon Read chili powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tablespoon Oil

Vegetable Filling
1 Onion, sliced
2 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
1 Carrot,shredded into thin strips
1/2 Cup French Beans, cut diagonally
1/4 cup Corn Kernels
7-8 Mushrooms,thinly slice
100 grams Cottage Cheese, cut into long strips
1/2 Cup Cabbage,shredded
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Red Chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
2 Tablespoon Pickled Jalapeno Pepper
2 tablespoon Chopped Green Coriander

Sour Cream
1/2 Cup

Tomato Salsa
1/2 Cup

4 Lettuce leaves,shredded
1/2 Cup Tomato,chopped
1/4 Cup grated Cheddar Cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix all the ingredients of tortillas together and knead with water to make soft pliable dough. Divide into 10 portions and cook on griddle/tawa till light brown spots appear on both sides. Keep wrapped.

For Refried Beans, Heat oil in cooker, add chopped onion and garlic paste and cook till light brown in color. Add tomato puree, cook till oil separates. Add red chili powder, salt and soaked beans. Give one whistle, lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes more.When pressure drops,mash the beans with potato masher and add 2 tbsp butter. Keep aside.

For the filling, heat 2 tbsp oil, add garlic paste, sliced onion and cook till light brown. Add sliced carrots and french beans and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Mushrooms and corn kernels and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add cabbage and Paneer(cottage cheese). Lastly add all the seasonings, chopped jalapenos and green coriander. Mix and keep aside.

For the salad, Mix all the ingredients and keep aside

Assembling Burrito

Place a tortilla on a plate and spread a thin layer of refried beans on it .

Place some filling in the center.

Put some salad over it.

Spoon over some sour cream and Salsa over salad.

Fold burrito and roll over to get a Roll.

Serve with salsa and sour cream on side.

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