Sep 17, 2010

Quick Lunch - Corn, Avocado and Veggie Soft Tacos

Do you find yourself super hungry at 12:00 in the afternoon - but haven't made anything for lunch yet? But, you really want to eat a healthy, satisfying meal. That's how I felt one day. And so this was developed in my kitchen! 

Once again, there are no rules to this - pick your favorite veggies. Add your own spices. And get on your way to having a delicious lunch.

First with the avocados. This buttery fruit which is primarily also used like a veggie too is pretty bland by itself - actually I don't find it bland. But my husband does.  So, I need to spice it up for him.

And this is what I do to spice it up. Sprinkle with some salt to taste and red chilli powder. Squeeze a few drops of fresh lime juice on top. And let it sit on the counter while you take care of the other prep work.

Now for the fresh corn. Roast it over a medium flame until all sides are done.

Once again spice this up - dip one half of a lemon into a mix of salt and red chilli powder. Then, spread it all over the corn to get the flavors in.

On a side note, I so want to be in chowpatthy beach in Mumbai eating this right now!

Don't know why - but I had to show you this pic. No step here though.

So, here are my ducks in a row. Avocado, Carrots, Zucchini, Corn, Yellow Bell Pepper and Onions.

Cut the corn kernels lengthwise and set aside.

Saute each veggie one at a time in about 1 tsp of oil or less.

When they're all done, mix together well in a bowl.

Lightly warm up the soft tortillas on a tawa.

Here's an extra kick. This is a regular pudina chutney I had at home.

To make the pudina chutney, fry together 1tbsp of channa daal, 1 tsp of urad daal, 2 green chillies, 1 inch ginger piece chopped finely, 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves and also about 3/4 cup of coconut. Then, grind all together well to make a chutney. You can use this for dosas, idlis, upmas, rotis and pretty much anything. Even for chips as a dip!

Apply some of that green stuff onto the warm tortilla.

Add in a couple of spoons of this gorgeous filling.

And you're pretty much done.

Make a few of these for the family and get everyone together to sit down for a nice healthy lunch.

I had some baked sweet potato fries at home - so someone added it to the tacos! Its up to you to figure out who that person could be!

Enjoy! Peace out!


  1. whoa !!! That is one yummilicious and healthy meal. I love this kind of things.

  2. Looks yummy! You should try it with celery chutney. Its very good too. I love my dosai, roti and bread sandwich with celery chutney, I guess it will taste good with tortillas too.

  3. Thats once Healthy Filling Lunch!!!! Mouth-watering Pics!!!!

  4. Thats def a filling and healthy tacos/...

  5. wow! that each pic is making me droooooool!!
    easy one..gr8.

  6. Great take on a Mexican favourite!!


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