Monday, 22 February 2016

HOME MADE ENCHILADA SAUCE / MEXICAN TOMATO SAUCE

Have been planning to make a home made version of the Enchilada Sauce or Tomato Sauce used in Mexican cooking for a very long time now. But just couldn't find the perfect recipe, that would taste right and look right too.

Finally found something to give a try. I wouldn't boast of it being an authentic recipe , just plainly because its not. Now there are also a few tweaks done here that probably are not done in Mexican cooking but they eventually help in making the final product great.

You can make this sauce in advance, it would stay good in the freezer for more than 15 days.


HOME MADE ENCHILADA SAUCE / MEXICAN TOMATO SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

Ripe red tomatoes
7 – 8 nos
Jalapeno peppers deseeded
2 – 3 nos
Olive oil
3 tbsp
Garlic chopped
1 tbsp
Onion minced
3 nos
Maida / refined flour
1 tbsp
Tomato puree
1 cup
Dry Oregano
½ tsp
Mix herb
½ tsp
Red chilli pdr
½ tsp
Red chilli flakes
½ tsp
Cumin pdr
½ tsp
Pepper pdr
¼ tsp
Salt
T.T.
Sugar
1 tsp

METHOD



1.       Coarsely blend the tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Leave them chunky.



2.       Heat oil, add in garlic, saute and add in onion.

3.       Mix and saute the onion till it gets soft and transparent. Do not allow it to colour.



4.       Add the refined flour to the onion and cook it till the raw aroma goes off.


5.       Pour in the coarsely blend tomatoes and jalapenos.


6.       Also pour in the tomato puree. Bring it to a boil.



7.       Add in oregano, mix herb, chilli pdr, chilli flakes, cumin pdr, pepper pdr, sugar and salt.


8.       Boil and simmer. Cook till the consistency is saucy, the tomato is cooked and the oil floats on top.

9.       Switch off flame and allow to cool. Use in a variety of Mexican recipes that calls for Tomato Sauce or Enchilada Sauce.







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