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Mexican Jar ️

Gauri Ahuja | August 27, 2020
Mexican Jar ️

Covid times are challenging times for all mothers, especially those with young children at home. Cooking three daily meals and ensuring a constant supply of snacks, without frequent repetition, is a humongous task. Here’s a concoction of all things Mexican; it makes for a wholesome meal for children of all age groups.


Salsa sauce – 1 cup

Rice – 1 cup; steamed

Kidney beans (rajma) – 1 cup; soaked overnight

Corn – 1 cup; boiled

Red bell pepper – ½ cup; chopped

Spring onions – ½ cup; chopped fine (only the greens)

Tomatoes – 1 cup; chopped

Fresh coriander – 1 small bunch; finely chopped

Cheddar or mozzarella cheese – ½ cup; grated

Nachos – 1 big packet


  1. Boil the soaked kidney beans in a pressure cooker, till cooked. The beans should remain whole and not be overdone.
  2. Drain out the water and keep aside to cool.
  3. In a jar, combine all ingredients in layers.
  4. At the bottom, pour 3-4 tbsp salsa sauce, followed by a layer of steamed rice.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of corn, some spring onion greens and the kidney beans.
  6. Pour another 2-3 tbsp of salsa sauce, followed by the red bell pepper and cheese.
  7. Top it up with the chopped tomatoes.
  8. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  9. Garnish with nachos.

This colourful jar, loaded with all the goodness of proteins, vegetables and carbs is a complete meal for children. Quick and easy to make, it is something even the fussiest of kids will devour without a prod. Do share with us your experience and those of the children at home.


Gauri Ahuja

A Delhiite and a foodie at that, Gauri is someone who loves the aromas and exotic flavours of her kitchen. Whenever she gets time away from work and her children, she can be found in her experimental rasoi trying her hand at new and old dishes, from both near and afar.

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Arti Chopra
Arti Chopra
3 years ago

Looks Delish! Giving this a try ASAP! 😋😋

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