Bean Chalupa | How to make Taco Bell Bean Chalupa

Bean Chalupa

Chalupa is a specialty of South Central Mexico. Chalupas are made by pressing a thin layer of All Purpose flour dough around the outside a small mold, in the process creating a concave container resembling the boat of the same name, and then deep frying the result to produce crisp, shallow corn cups. These are filled with various ingredients such as refined Beans, chopped Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Red or Green Salsa etc.

Cook Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 people
Category: Videshi Swaad

Ingredients for Dough Quantity
Whole Wheat Flour / Atta ½ cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida ½ cup
Milk ½ cup
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Other Ingredients
Beans / Rajma Beans 1 cup
Water 2 ¼ cup
Red / Green Chilli Sauce 1 tablespoon
Tomato Sauce 1 tablespoon
Salt ½ tsp
Chopped Onions as required
Chopped Tomatoes as required
Chopped Green Pepper / Capsicum as required
Chopped Lettuce as required
Sour Cream as required
Grated Cheese as required
Oil for Deep Frying as required

# Cooking Bean Chalupa | Step by Step
1 Soak 1 cup of Rajma Beans overnight.
2 Then in a pressure cooker take, soaked Rajma Beans add 2 cups of Water and cook for 3 – 4 Whistles on medium flame.
3 Until you get whistles start preparing the dough for Chalupa.
4 In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup of Whole Wheat flour (Atta), ½ cup of All Purpose Flour (Maida), 1 tsp of Baking Powder followed by 1 tsp of Salt and 2 tsp of Oil and mix well.
5 Then add ½ cup of Milk slowly as required to knead a soft dough then add ½ tsp of Oil to grease the dough with Oil and allow it to rest for 30 Min by covering the dough.
6 After three whistles strain the water from Rajma Beans with the help of Sieve (Chalni) and mash the beans with the help of masher in a mixing bowl.
7 Furthermore, add 1 tablespoon of Chilli Sauce, 1 tablespoon of Tomato Sauce, ½ tsp of Salt and ¼ cup of Water in a bowl mix well, and keep aside.
8 Then knead the dough again for more few min and then cut the dough into equal parts to get small portion to roll 4 inch Puri shaped.
9 Then take one portion and start rolling Chalupa by pouring few drops of Oil on floor and roll into 4 inch round Chalupa.
10 With the help of fork, give dots on Chalupa so that it does not rise up while frying.
11 In a preheated Oil, add Chalupa and fry, while frying give a Shell like fold to Chalupa and fry from the sides until golden color.
12 In a similar way, make all the Chalupas.
13 Then start filling the Chalupa stuffing one by one.
14 Firstly add Rajma mixture all over Chalupa nicely then add few Chopped Capsicums, Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce followed by 2 tsp of Sour Cream and lastly Grated Cheese.
15 In a similar way, make all Bean Chalupas.
16 Mexican Bean Chalupa is now ready to serve.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Bean Chalupa and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!

Steps to Prepare Bean Chalupa

Useful Tips
– Instead of Rajma, you can use canned Refined Beans also directly.
– You can use Cabbage in place of Lettuce.
– Instead of Sour Cream, you can use Hung Curd or Mayonnaise also.
– Cheese can be of any choice.

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2 thoughts on “Bean Chalupa | How to make Taco Bell Bean Chalupa

  1. Looks yummy, can this be made in advance for a party ? N fill the stuffing, as per person’s choice wen they want to eat ?

    1. Yes, you can make these Chalupas in advance and keep the stuffing ready whenever you want to serve it. When you try, please provide your feedback as well. Thank you!

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