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Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Serving : 6 members


Recipe posted by noorie meeran for the competition. Her description follows . Taco is a traditional mexican dish which is made with ground meat filled inside crispy tortilla shells. The filling could be chicken ,fish or vegetables. I made the ground mutton version. Similarly you can use hard shell tacos (like chips)or soft tortillas (like chapathis) for this dish. The crispy tortillas and the spicy filling with salsa and cheese make it a yummy dish, kinda reminds you of street foods in india.


Ground Mutton (Keema)1/2 kg
Onion1 Big Chopped
Tomato1 big / 2 small Chopped
Coriander leaveshandful chopped
Ginger-Garlic Paste1and 1/2 teaspoon
Chilly Powder1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder1 teaspoon
Salt3/4 tsp (don't add too much salt because the tacos has salt and the salsa has salt)
Ground Pepper Powder1/2 teaspoon
Tomato Paste3 teblespoon
water1 cup
Taco Shellsas needed
Shredded Lettuceas needed
Grated Cheddar Cheeseas needed
Salsaas needed
Canola Oilas needed


  1. In a pan, add enough oil to sauté onions. Sauté them until they are soft.Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry them well to get rid of raw smell
  2. Now add the chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves.Add all the spices powder and stir well to get rid of raw smell
  3. Add tomato paste and sauté well.Add the ground meat and mix so that all the spices are combined well with the meat.
  4. Add 1 cup water and cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat till the meat is well cooked. Roughly about 20-25 mins
  5. Open the lid of the pan and make sure the dish is not watery. The meat should not get too dry but not gravy also. It should be in a consistency where you can scoop for a filling.
  6. In a oven at 200 deg C, toast the taco shells for 2 minutes. Keep an eye because the taco shells will get burned quickly.

How to Serve

  1. Scoop few table spoons of meat mixture and fill inside the taco shell. Then add a layer to salsa on top. Then top it with shredded lettuce and sprinkle grated cheese.
  2. To make it spicy, you can add pickled jalapeno peppers on top.