A taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing great versatility and variety. Tacos are generally eaten without utensils, often garnished with salsa, chili pepper, avocado, guacamole, cilantro (coriander), tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
The taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans, a meal which Hernán Cortés arranged for his captains in Coyoacán.
1 cup Maze flour (Yellow Corn Flour)
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1/4 cup Cooking oil
Salt to taste
- the Maze flour, maida and salt together in a deep bowl. Add oil and little warm water at a time and knead into a stiff dough.
- the Taco dough into 15 equal portions.
- out a portion into a 4-inch diameter circle by dusting in maida while rolling.
- rolled, prick the taco dough with a fork. This will prevent it from puffing.
- preheat oven to 180 C.place them in the oven.
- for 7 to 10 minutes until you see the taco are crispy and lightly browned.
- remove the Hard Taco Shells from the oven and allow it to cool completely. The Taco Shells will continue to harden while it cools down.
- Serve the Hard Taco Shells along with Baked Beans, Salad, Refried Beans, Chilli Paneer, Chicken Tikka Filling & more.
Food Demo by:
Ajal Jagin & Naveen Jacob of V Semester