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Shravan Special: Vegetarian Mexican Recipes

Ankita Vaidya
Written by Ankita Vaidya

Vegetarian month of Shravan is here! Festivities, love, and celebration are in the air. Aroma of delicious sweets and traditional recipes lingers around. It could be a challenging time for our non-vegetarian friends though. One month without meat?! Does that worry you as well? We have fantastic, quick, easy and delicious recipes that can double as lunch and dinner. Take a look at these vegetarian mexican recipes!

Veg Burrito

Ingredients:
  • 2 Chapatis (Whole wheat or Maida)
  • ½ cup black beans
  • Red onion, diced – 2 tbsp
  • Jalapenos, diced – 2 tbsp
  • Sweet corn, boiled – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • ¼ avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp sour cream or thick yogurt
  • 1 lime, juice and zested
  • Cheddar, shredded – 2 tbsp
  • Mozzarella, shredded – 2 tbsp
  • Salsa sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp Tex-Mex spice mix: Paprika, Coriander powder, Cumin powder, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Thyme leaves, Salt
Method:

For tex-mex spice mix, mix all the spices in equal proportions. Store in a dry, airtight jar.

  1. In a pan, heat oil. Add black beans, corn, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes. Toss for 2 minutes.
  2. Add tex-mex spice mix. Add cilantro, lime juice and zest, salt and pepper.
  3. In a chapati, arrange all the ingredients. Wrap up nice and tight. Toast on a pan for 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve warm.

 

Mexican fried rice

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Black beans, cooked – ½ cup
  • Corn – ¼ cup
  • Tex-mex spice mix – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Green onion, chopped – 2 sprigs
  • Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic, onions, beans, corn and Tex-mex spice mix.
  2. Add rice, chopped coriander, salt and pepper.
  3. Serve hot.

 

Veg Nachos

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack Nacho chips
  • Bell peppers, diced – ½ cup
  • Tomatoes, diced – ½ cup
  • Red onion, diced – ½ cup
  • Green Onion, chopped – ¼ cup
  • Jalapenos, diced – 2
  • Coriander, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • A pinch of Tex-mex spice
  • Cheddar+Mozzarella shredded – 1 cup
Method:
  1. Turn oven on and preheat to 400°F.
  2. On a sheet pan, arrange a handful of nacho chips. Add all the vegetables, and cheese. Repeat the same by adding another layer of chips, veggies and cheese.
  3. Bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle some tex-mex spice mix.
  5. Serve hot with salsa.

Homemade Salsa

Ingredients:
  • 1 kg fresh tomatoes, seeds removed
  • 2 jalapenos
  • ½ onion
  • Coriander leaves – ½ cup
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Roast tomatoes, onions, jalapenos in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add roasted vegetables, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper to a food processor and buzz for 10 seconds.
  4. Keep it chunky.
  5. Check seasoning and store in a glass jar in the fridge.

With these vegetarian mexican recipes on your pocket, I am sure you will enjoy your Shravan even without the booze and non veg!

You might even like to try the vegetarian options in our One Pot Pasta recipe!

Happy snacking! Happy #metime!

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Ankita Vaidya

Ankita Vaidya

A computer engineer on paper, chef by profession! Being born in a gastronomically enthu household was sheer luck and definitely some good karma. I left India at the age of 22 with 3 suitcases full of parents’ love, passion and determination to chase my dreams.

A connoisseur of Indian cuisine, I enjoy sharing my love for traditional Indian cooking wherever I go. Nurtured with extreme affection, this ‘lil princess’ is all set to touch millions of hearts with her holistic zeal for food and cooking.

I believe life is like a box of spices- though some moments may seem overwhelming, a thoughtful use and correct application will definitely give you extraordinary results. Feel free to share food related anything with me ‘cause I am a student for life!

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