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vegetarian tacos recipe
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Vegetarian tacos recipe

Vegetarian tacos with red kidney beans, super easy version without much fancy ingredients. Mexican dishes as it has few good vegetarian recipes and suits our taste buds too.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Fusion, Mexican
Servings: 10 tacos


Ingredients for rajma filling

  • 1 cup Red kidney beans Rajma, cooked or tinned
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato large, use two if small, pureed
  • 1 Green chilli or Jalapeno
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Salt - As needed

To serve

  • 10 Taco shells
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon juice or lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon Sour cream
  • 4 tablespoon Shredded cheese like Cheddar, monterey jack


Prep taco shell

  • Pre heat oven at 180 deg C and bake the taco shells arranged in a baking tray as show in the picture.
  • Leave little space so that it gets heated evenly.
  • Once done, leave it in the oven for 3 – 4 mins and proceed with the filling.

Prepare Filling

  • Heat oil and fry finely chopped garlic and chilli for half a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onion and fry until transparent. After that, add the coriander leaves.
  • Once it reduces in volume, add pureed tomato.
  • I boiled tomato in hot water for a minute, peeled the skin, and ground it to make puree.
  • Cook until oil separates. May take 3 mins in medium flame.
  • Add cooked red kidney beans and mix well for 2 minutes.
  • After that, add required salt, water ½ cup and simmer for 5 minutes or until it turns semi dry.
  • Add black pepper and mix well.

Assemble tacos

  • Now for serving, finely chop onion, tomato, coriander leaves and mix well with lemon juice. Keep all the needed items ready.
  • Take a crisp taco shell, first fill with the rajma a layer, then a teaspoon of sour cream.
  • Then fill with the onion tomato mix and lastly grated cheese.


  • Baking the tacos is to make it crispier. Cannot be done in microwave mode.
  • You can skip sour cream too if you don't have. Also you can use hung curd in place of sour cream.
  • Monterey jack cheese or any mild cheese works best, processed cheese also can be used.
  • Make sure you add required salt in rajma otherwise it will be bland. I guess tinned one has salt in it.
  • As soon as you assemble, serve/ eat it as it may go soft.