“Flautas” is a Spanish word for “Flute”. It is a typical Mexican recipe that’s made with small tortillas filled with a veg/non-veg stuffing. Traditionally made with corn tortilla, this snack recipe is stuffed with a filling that may include meat, chicken or potatoes with cheese and onions. This stuffing is often accompanied with a lot of herbs and spices. The dish is often topped with condiments such a sour cream or guacamole. They can be fried or baked until golden brown and crispy.
Ingredients of Flautas
Step 1 Boil the potatoes
To prepare this easy recipe, put a pressure cooker on medium flame and add potatoes in it with enough water. Close the lid and pressure cook them until soft or for 2-3 whistles. Once done turn off the flame and let the steam release on its own. Then drain the water and take out the boiled potatoes in a bowl. Peel and mash them using a masher as you don’t want your hands.
Step 2 Prepare the potato filling
To make the filling, heat butter in a pan over medium flame and add crushed garlic to it. Saute for a few seconds and then add mashed potatoes to it. Sprinkle cumin powder and season with salt to taste. Mix well and remove from heat.
Step 3 Microwave corn tortillas and add potato filling in the centre with some cheese
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Once done microwave the corn tortillas for 30 seconds. Place the potato stuffing in the centre of each tortilla and add cheese over the stuffing. Roll the warm tortillas tight and place them on a baking tray. Repeat till all the tortillas are filled and rolled.
Step 4 Bake potato-filled corn tortillas for 10-12 minutes
Bake them for 10-12 minutes or till the tortillas nice golden brown and crisp. Your Flautus are ready to eat.
Step 5 Serving Flautus
Place the Flautas in a serving plate and serve hot with sour cream, lettuce and salsa sauce. (Note: You can also use homemade salsa sauce to go along with this dish.)
If you are a fan of spicy food, you will surely love the spiciness of Fajitas. As Mexican food is fairly spicy, it is likely to appeal to the palate. Try this easy recipe for your near and dear ones!
Ingredients of Fajitas
Heat the re-fried beans over medium flame and add in piri piri seasoning (use taco seasoning, if available) to help give the beans some spice.
While the beans are cooking, heat the bell peppers and corn in a large skillet over medium flame.
Add the remaining piri piri seasoning to the bell pepper/corn mixture (or more if you like the veggies spicy).
Let everything simmer together for about 10 minutes until the piri piri seasoning and the water from the cooked veggies make a rich sauce.
Heat the corn tortillas in a microwave or on a skillet.
On the other hand, make guacamole sauce by blending together avocado and salt together and keep aside till required. To prepare the Mexican cheese blend, mix together all the cheese with jalapeno and blend it well.
Now assemble the fajitas. Spread a 2 tablespoon of black beans on one corn tortilla, top it up with the bell pepper and corn mixture, salsa, and 1 tbsp each of cheese, guacamole and Greek yoghurt.