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Friday, September 6, 2013

Enchiladas


BM # 32 Week 1
Theme : Baking
Cooking with alphabet "E "


Enchiladas is a dish with nostalgic memories.  This is the first dish I learnt in my first cookery class which  was more than thirty years back. When I made the Enchiladas at home, my family was impressed and ever since it is on the regular menu specially if there is a party.

The origin of Enchiladas is from Mexico.These are simple corn tortillas dipped in a sauce and stuffed with a variety of stuffing. The stuffing's vary  from different kinds of meat and vegetables but I have a version which is actually the best.Trust me these just melt in the mouth.They are stuffed with Indian cottage cheese.These are normally garnished with cheese, olives , onions and peppers.


Tortillas
1 cup plain flour
1 cup maize flour
3 tsp oil 
3/4 tsp salt
Mix both the flours n make dough.make sure its not hard.
Keep for 10 mins.
Roll out about 6'',prick with a fork.
Deep fry lightly.

Sauce
1 kg red tomatoes
2 onions chopped
1 packet tomato puree
3 tsp tomato ketchup
3 pinches sugar 
1 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste
Put tomatoes in hot water.remove skin.
Boil onions.
Blend tomatoes n onions.
Cook with rest of the ingredients till u get a saucy consistency.


Assembling 
In a baking dish spread some sauce . 
Dip the tortilla in the sauce
Remove and place it in the serving dish.
Place some stuffing in the center and fold from both sides. 
Once all are done pour the remaining sauce . 
Garnish with grated cottage cheese n spring onions. 
Bake at 180 for 15-20 mins.


















Enchiladas Suizas..Swiss Style

These are Swiz style enchiladas, where instead of red sauce we use white creamy  sauce.The rest of the recipe of tortillas and stuffing is the same. Since my hubby got allergic to tomatoes I tried the enchiladas with white sauce.Later while reading about these  i came across the Swiz style enchiladas.These have a very subtle taste and their creamy buttery taste is something that I simply love.

White Sauce
2 tb sp butter
3 tb sp wheat flour
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter over low heat.
Add the flour and roast till light pink.
Gradually add milk, stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.
Add cheese.
Add salt and pepper.




25 comments:

  1. Oh I guessed that is what you will choose for E!!!!! Great one dear!!

    Sowmya

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  2. always love these delicious enchiladas :) looks super yummy and love both the version with white sauce and tomato :) lovely presentation dear !!

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  3. Love those individual servings of enchiladas.. easy to customize to everyone's likes and dislikes :-)

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  4. they look so inviting, it is nice to see 2 versions, works well with large families and yes it is a good idea for party serving, loved it

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  5. lovely baked echiladas, cheesy n delicious...

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  6. Love this single serving enchiladas, very brilliant thought and irresistible enchiladas.

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  7. Love Enchiladas. Your version is so very different. Must try it soon.

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  8. The pictures are surely super tempting Vaishali. That's quite a time ago to learn this dish and I am impressed how well the dish has turned out..very sinful and yes my daughter would love it..I liked your step by step as well..

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  9. I love enchiladas , with all the vegetables in it. check it out at my space too.

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  10. super tempting pics Vaishali and my bookmarking list seems to increase day by day..thanks to you:-)

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  11. It has a restaurant look to it. I am so ready to dig in. Perfect clean pics. Never made this before so bookmarking it.

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  12. Nice idea of single serving enchilada . Your clicks are too beautiful and tempting me to make some..

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  13. A very flattering dish I am sure..I am yet to make these..my older one was interested but I couldn't make it for E this time :)

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  14. enchiladas are one of the best things out of mexican cuisine

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  15. The step by step pics help to visualize this better :), another beautifully done and well presented dish Vaishali :)..

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  16. So tempting... Your made those enchiladas yummyly..

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  17. Both the types look fabulous Vaishali. Love to have a slice...

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  18. Looks very tempting.Am yet to try these types of bakes...

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  19. Love the sauces and I really like how you made them in single serve dishes! So easy to serve and mess free :)

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  20. They look super yummy with that colorful sauce.

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  21. Cheesy and yummy! My , my, just look at these beauties. Love your single-serving baking dishes too. So cute

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  22. My what a beauty. I love them. I really need to hunt for makai ka atta now. between you and NAnadani I am sold to these.
    Awesome pics. Something looks familiar. :D

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  23. This recipe really makes me hungry so tempting :)

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  24. A big WooooW...You nailed it very well...Pass me the bowl dear...

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