The Green Chutney

Mexican Bhel- Fusion Salad

July 31, 2012 by Mimi in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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We have been making this dish often in Summer.  Bhel means Mixture of items put together to make a dish.

This is quick and very easy. Seems like a lot of items but this is noting more then making a good Salad. When the table is set, guests will think you have worked all day. Most of the ingredients are store bought-one can also make everything from scratch  and work all day but the recipe here is simple  and  quick. I bought Flour Tortillas – bought green-spinach Tortillas also, and cut them with a Pizza Cutter in Diamond shapes and fried them. You can do this 2 or 3 days ahead. I bought Green and Red Salsa, a can of re fried Beans-I bought the Black beans re fried-made sure the can reads Vegetarian. Lettuce, Carrot, Cucumber, Frozen Corn kernels, Mexican Blended shredded Cheese Some places may not have this type of cheese available-one can use Cheddar  Cheese. Cilantro-Avacados, Lime and,  ready made Guacamole without any bacon (since this is a vegetarian dish)- if Avocados are not available fresh.

For Vegan, do not use the Sour cream and cheese.

Some may call this dish- taco Salad.

I found is easier to use Soup dishes for serving plates.




  • 3 to 4 of Flour Tortillas-large size-Cut in Diamond shapes and fry in deep fryer.
  • 1 Small head of Chopped Lettuce
  • 1 Can of Re-fried Beans
  • 2 Shredded of Carrots
  • 4 Avocados of Slice- only when Serving
  • 1 Small container of Sour cream(Optional Do not use for Vegans)
  • 1 Cup Each of Green and Red Salsa-see recipe or buy in Market
  • 3 Middle Eastern of Cucumbers-cut in cubes
  • 1 Cup of White Frozen Corn-boiled
  • 1 Cup of Guacamole-See Recipe-or Market bought
  • 1 Pkt about 10 Oz of Shredded Mexican blended Cheese-see notes
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Purple Onion of Finely chopped( Optional)


  • Cut and Fry Tortilla pieces

  • Heat Refried beans-add 1 Table spoon Cilantro and Onions Each

  • Prepare Beans and Tortilla Trays

  • Prepare all Vegetables and Salsa in serving bowls

  • Show to your Guests how to prepare their own dish.Put some-handful- fried Tortilla pieces, add a spoon of re-fried beans, add Vegetables and Onions.Add Guacamole and Salsas -use your own judgement for Taste

  • Garnish with Cilantro, Cheese and sliced Avocados and top with sourcream.

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