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MasterChef recipe: Soft Mexican Tacos

Last updated on: April 05, 2015 15:33 IST
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Say thank you to MasterChef India 4 contestants, Pratibha Kochar and Bhakti Arora! :-)

Yesterday we brought you this recipe for Cheesy Pesto Rice Patty courtesy MasterChef India 4 contestants, Pratibha Kochar and Bhakti Arora.

Today we bring you the recipe for:

Soft Mexican Tacos


For the tortilla:

  • 1 cup refined flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salth to taste
  • Water, to knead the dough

For the refried beans:

  • 1 cup kidney beans (rajma), boiled
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
  • 1 tsp all spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • A handful coriander (dhaniya), freshly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil

For the cheesy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup processed cheese, grated
  • Salt to taste

For the fruit salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green apple, finely chopped
  • 2 red plums, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander, freshly chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

For the garnishing:

  • A few spring onion greens


For the tortilla:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead them it into a tight dough.
  • Roll out small portions of the dough into small round rotis / tortillas.
  • Heat a griddle and cook the tortilla from both the sides.
  • Use this for assembling the soft tacos

For the refried beans:

  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the chopped garlic, and sauté for a minute.
  • Then, add the onions. Saute the onions till translucent. Then add the tomato and let it cook for another 10 – 15 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Now add the all spice powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, oregano & salt to taste
  • Mix well and cook for a few minutes.
  • Now add the boiled kidney beans &freshly chopped coriander and mix well.

For the cheesy sauce:

  • Heat the cream in a pan, and when it starts to bubble from the sides, add the grated cheese. Mix well till the cheese melts.
  • Now add the salt. The sauce is ready.

For the fruit salsa:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. And the fruit salsa is ready.


  • Take the tortilla, and place the refried beans filling in the center of it. Pour some cheese sauce.
  • Fold the tortilla into half. Now top it with some fruit salsa & cheese sauce.
  • Garnish with some chopped spring onion greens.


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