Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mexican Dishes in a Row

It was a great weekend last week .We had been to S and G's place last week .Excellent Lunch ...S and G are really great cooks...S always looks into innovative things ..G always brings his bachelor's style into practice..S Just graduated from college and it was her treat for all of us .Even K and N where present at the party .So 6 of us and great time ....
This time is was Mexican in total ....and guess what was for dessert...Ice Cream showered with Coke ....K always combines ice cream and coke ...But trust me it was really awesome...

So here is the recipe from my dear friends ...

Recipe No 1 ---Guacamole :

Raw Materials

Avocado 1 ripe,
Sour cream - 4 - 5 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Coriander handful
Green chilly- 1
Salt to taste.

Preparation Style

Grind coriander and Chilly to a paste. Now add the cut avocado, sour cream, butter and salt and grind to a fine paste.


Recipe No 2 Pico De Gayo (Salsa)

Raw Materials
Tomato-2
Cucumber- 1/2
Corn- Handful
Lemon half
Salt
Coriander little

Preparation Style
Cut Tomato and cumber into fine pieces , add corn kernels, Mix well with lemon juice of half lemon, corriander and salt.(option to substitute with onion instead of cucumber or add both)
Variation: In addition to the above ingredients, you can half avocado and half raw mango also. That gives a different taste.
Recipes No 3 De fried Beans


Right from the store, from the can. Empty the can and microwave well for about 2 minutes. Now add the Mexican cheese on top of it when its hot from the microwave. and wait for the cheese to melt.
Recipes No 4 Fajita filling with vegges

Raw Materials

Red,yellow,orange and green Bell Pepper - 1 each
Green and Yellow Zucchini - 1 each
Carrot- 1
tomato - optional -
1 pink onion - optional

For Marination:

Lemon 1Pepper from pepper mill - to taste
Chilly power or Chilly Flakes- to taste
Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Salt- to taste


Preparation Style
Cut these vegges into thin strips, vertically about 2 inches long. Marinate the vegges by mixing them with the ingredients listed for marination. Mix the marination mixture very well that it covers all the vegges and keep it aside for about 15 - 20 min. Now heat the skillet, add little amounts of marinated vegges so that there is only one layer of vegges in the skillet. Spread them well, saute it for about 4 mins till they turn light brown on the sides of the skin. Repeat for the rest of the vegges. Do not waste the water that comes from the vegges at the bottom of the bowl. They contain lot of flavors , then just pour it over the cooked vegges and mix well.


Recipe No 5 Mexican Rice:

Raw Materials
Rice- 1 cup
Tinned Tomato paste - about 2 tbsp
Tinned Tomato puree - 1 tin
Fresh cut Roma tomatoes- 2 to 3
Cumin powder - 1 tbsp or more as per flavor
Coriander for garnish
Oil for lightly frying the rice.

Preparation Style

Fry the rice with sufficient oil till they turn light brown. Now add the tomato's, paste,puree, salt,cumin powder and water for the rice to cook. Close the pan with the lid and allow the rice to cook well. Stir occasionally for every 7 minutes. Add water as required or when the pan becomes dried. Once the rice is cooked well, garnish with fresh coriander.

Now comes the dessert part .

K just took a scop of vanila ice cream and added coke on it ..Yummy it was ...
We all enjoyed the day with loads of fun ...The next time "Grilling Time "......Just waiting for the perfect weekend.

36 comments:

sailaja said...

Love this post, Deepa. I just freak out on Mexican food.:)

Richa said...

all the dishes are fantastic, like them all. can i come over for the party next time, slurp, slurp :)
sometimes i add 2tbsp chopped onion to the guacamole.

nalini said...

Hi Deepa,

What a mouth watering spread! Aren't parties always fun??
Thanks,
Nalini

DEEPA said...

sailaja ....Thankyou for stopping by....do try it out sometime ...

richa ...you are always invited ..no prblm ...please do come over .....

nalini .....parties are always fun ..and we had a great time

Cynthia said...

These are among the best meals to have when entertaining. Everyone then serves themselves and assembles to suit their own tastes and likes.

Suganya said...

What a great spread. As Cynthia says everyone can tailor their meal.

trupti said...

I love such get togethers, and if its Mexican on the Menu, its worth each bite!

Love those Coke floats....my cousin also puts rootbeer in her ice cream for a rootbeer float.

:)

Coffee said...

Thats was a great trip to mexico!! :) I love such parties..... and the coke float is awesome!! :)

archana said...

I have started liking Mexican food after blogging.Your feast is awesome. I like the coke and ice cream combo:)

ushaprashanth said...

What a lunch to have!!! Icecream and coke??? never tried it.. have to try..

Sig said...

Hey you got some great friends... Can I get an intro pls ....hehe

I've been blog hopping and came across a lot of Mexican recipes today... Now I'm getting serious cravings for mex food... :) All that food looks amazing!

Vcuisine said...

Very nice Deepa, array of dishes. Looks yummy. Could imagine how you people enjoyed it. Viji

Asha said...

I love Mexican food too.All of them looks great Deepa.Love the Salsa.
Btw, Pico De Gallo is spelled wrong there.In Spanish, Gallo is pronounced as Gayo!:)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi mexican is my favorite ...the de fried beans r so good....salsa too...everything is so perfect...

Sandeepa said...

Thats a beautiful array of dishes. Am waiting to try the Mexican rice. And ice cream with Coke...??? I like it with fanta...like the floaters that used to get in India, but never tried with coke

DEEPA said...

thankyou cynthai and suganya ...very true ...very body served themself and it was really fun .
trupti ...have never tried root beer with ice cream ."K" always has this combho ....she loves it ...
Thankyou coffee and archana...It was a really great feast that day ...
Thankyou Usha and Sig ....Sig surely i would introduce you to them ..They are great friends ..The food was also really amazing ....
Thankyou viji and shanti ..It was great fun ..
Ashaji ..i am sorry for making the spelling it wrong .Will surely correct it in future .
Thankyou Sandeepa ...fanta and ice cream ..really different combho ..will surely try it out sometime

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Lovely collection of recipes!!!! They look really good :)

Mandira said...

that's quite a treat, everything looks delicious!

Seena said...

Oh Deepa, love the dishes..
I like Mexican dishes, thanks for the recipes..

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Deepa..nice spread of mexican food. I heard from my brother that mexican food taste similar to Indian and is very much spicy too.And I just love spicy food, but never tried mexican. Your recipes made that job easy for me.Shall try one of thease recipes once.Thanks a lot Dear:-)

USHA said...

Hi Deepa,

Thanks for dropping by..Hey we both like mexican dishes alot.OMG!!!what a great spread of recipes over there...

Vanialla icecream with coke...this is something new to me...Let me try once...Thanks.

Sia said...

my goodess... that is one hellua mexican food fair!!!! do pass me ur address deepa;)

Sharmi said...

oh that looks like a great party. nice spread of food!!

Aruna said...

Deepa, Great Mexicana Spread!!! Everything looks so delicious. Thx

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O o deepa....I love this....Lovely post...Nice food..

DEEPA said...

Thankyou ramya, mandira and seena ...
Hey meena , it is true that mexican and indian food are a bit similar to each other ....It really tast good .Do try it out .
Thankyou Usha and Sia ....Usha we both also like mexican .They are too good .Sia i am sure to give me my home address and you are most welcome .Do give me your personal mail id ...i am sure to give me....
Thankyou Sharmi,Aruna, Sukanya for stopping by .Hope your would try this at somepoint ...

Jyothsna said...

My first time here and what a treat! Lovely array of dishes!!

DEEPA said...

Thankyou jyothsna .....Hope you liked all of them ..

Jyothi said...

Hi Deepa, first time at your blogs. Really missed a lot. :)
Mainly I love your pooja room blog very much. Your mexican food is tempting me to prepare. I will try some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

BTW thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. Keep on comming.

sra said...

Deepa, it's been a while since I came here, what a beautiful spread you've cooked up! I love the photos, esp of the vegetables in the pan, and the salad greens

priar's, said...

Great dish dear....
I love the photos and the veges looks awesome i am eager to try it out

Bharathy said...

Was rushing into your site,feeling I would have missed your lovely posts,after a few days..Luckily I found your fresh post and didnt miss it..
Amazing array..Lovely..poving to be Unique with all those innovative combos..Icecrm+coke:)
Those slices in the pan look lovely and colorful..

Anonymous said...

i cant wait in trying ur gulab jamun cake ,pls can u answer my doubt,i would really appreciate ur help,thanks in advance

DEEPA said...

Sorry Guys , really held up with some home work .....Thanks a lot jyothi ..hope to see you sometime soon ..

Thks sra ..hope you liked all the dishes...

Thks priar for visiting my blog .Do try this recipes sometime

Bharathy ..no prblm ..i have not been posting for the past 2 week ..A bit busy at home ..But will soon come up with loads ...

Prema Sundar said...

Nice mexican spread Deepa... i can see that u had a wonderful time. I would like to try the icecream with coke.

Maya Shanbhag said...

Hi Deepa,
Coming to ur site first time.. Nice mexican spread u have here...Great job..I have also recently started blogging at http://konkanworld.blogspot.com/