Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Vegetarian Burrito !

Burrito the famous Mexican dish is made from flour tortillas wrapped with choice of various fillings , mostly meat and beans, with some veggiesm salsa and guac. Buying a burrito at a eatout is s simple, but the fun of making each and everything at home is so special and I indeed thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have previously posted the other components of burrito like the rice, guac and salsa. 
Making burritos at home is really not a tough job when you have all the components ready and you can even make it for bigger crowd.

  • 2 flour Tortillas (plain or seeded)
  • 1 cup Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 1 cup cooked Red Kidney Beans / Black Beans (or from can)
  • handful chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1/2 cup Guacamole
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • fistful shredded fresh lettuce
  • enchilada sauce or any spicy sauce (optional)
  • cooked corn kernels (optional)

How to cook the beans:
  • Soak the dried beans overnight. 
  • Next day In a pressure cooker, add oil / butter , throw in chopped garlic (2 cloves), 1 bay leaf and 1/2 chopped onion and saute well.
  • Add water one inch above the beans , add salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and let it cook for 8 - 10 whistles. 
  • Once the pressure releases, the beans would be cooked soft and a nice aroma wafts your kitchen.
  • Keep all the components for your burrito ready.
  • Cook the tortillas as per the package instruction. I just cooked them on stove top on a tawa / griddle for 2 mins each side. (like we do for chapati)
  • Place the tortilla on an aluminium foil.
  • Arrange the beans and the cilantro lime rice as shown. 
  • Then top them with bell peppers and onion, and then pico de gallo, and the yummy guacamole
  • Top with cheese, sour cream and some letuce.
  • Then carefully tuck in the sides first. ( I am unable to show you as I had to click and also fold )
  • After tucking in the sides, just roll the top and bottom part over lapping each other securing the filling.
  • Just wrap the foil around the burrito and tuck the sides of foil well.
  • I have used a seeded tortilla, you can use any variety. But just cook according to the package instructions.
  • The bell peppers and onion are added raw here, you can also just saute them in butter and season with salt n pepper and use in the burrito.
  • The amount of each ingredient stuffed in purely depends on one's likes and dislikes, so add whatever you like and how much you ever u like and enjoy.
  • Serve with nachos, salsa and more guacamole.
  • You can also add some spicy enchilada sauce on top before rolling the burrito.
  • Instead of the pico de gallo, you can also add corn salsa.
  • Or just add some cooked corn too along with other stuff.

With Love,

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