Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Crunchy Taco Shells

I like Corn(Mokkajonna kanki,Mokkacholam) always.Mom used to prepare "Sundalu" by soaking overnight(dried corn seeds)after seasoning it with jeera it will be tasty with hot rice.So,after searching on web i got these little information about the nutritional facts of todays recipe.
Crunchy Tacoshells
Corn(Yellow) is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium.
Carrot:This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C,B6, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A,K and Manganese.
Cilantro(Coriander):It is also very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol & a good source of Thiamin and Zinc,Dietary Fiber, VitaminA,C,E,K,B6,Riboflavin,Niacin,Folate,Pantothenic Acid,Calcium,Iron,Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese
Chickpeas:(r also called Garbanzo beans)r high in Fiber so,it decreases serum glucose and cholesterol(help to stave off heart attacks and strokes)and decreases insulin requirements for people with diabetes.
Crispy Jumbo Taco shells - 2no
Onion - 2,finely chopped
Green bell pepper -1,thinly diced
Red bell pepper-1,thinly sliced
Garlic pods - 1 no
Ginger 1/2", crushed
Cloves - 2 no, crushed
Ground cumin -1 tspn(Jeera)
Chopped fresh Cilantro - 3Sprigs
Lettuce -1,finely chopped
BrownChickpeas - 1 cup(Soaked & Boiled)
Corn seeds(tender one)-1cup
Puffed Rice(Borugulu/Pori/Murmura)- 1 cup
Redchillipwd and Salt to taste
Shredded Cheddar Cheese-2tspns
Lemon juice-1/2tspn
Oil for cooking
Crunchy TacoShells
For Filling JumboTaco Shells:
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.Add cumin seeds when it chages color then add Onion,Tomatoes,Garlic,Ginger and sauté until soft,upto 5 minutes.
Add grated Carrot,boiled Chickpeas,Cornseeds,chopped Lettuce,Redchillipwd,Salt along with 2tbspn of water(I used the stock of Chickpeas),stir well and place the lid for 4minutes.(It should be dry when u add puffed rice.)FilledTacoshells
Add Puffed rice,Lemonjuice,sprinkle Cilantro leaves on that and mixwell.Use a Spoon to scoop up the mixture into Tacoshells.Serve,passing small grapetomatoes,Cheese,Cilantro as garnishes.

This is my entry to “Virtual Cooking Competition~Appetizers“, hosted by VKN of My Dhaba.


Lakshmi said...

wow, chala bavunayi Vineela, nenu try chestanu. Tacos ante naku ishtamu.
just want to have them.

spicehut said...

This looks good Vineela. Thanks for adding me to your links. Have added you too.

Santhi said...

neat tacos vineela. And very nice pictures too...

sailu said...

Nice bright yummy pictures of tacos!

Shilpa said...

wow.those look absolutely great. I love tacos. Last time I had them in Chipotle(which was not upto the mark). I will try your recipe.

Menu Today said...

Your pictures are great. This is new for me. Thanx for sharing your recipe..

vkn said...

Hi Vineela - another winner we are seeing here. Thank you for participating at My Dhaba's VCC Q1 2006. See you tomorrow at the VCC show. Cheers!

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