Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A blizzard and some Chimichangas.......

A blizzard is roaring outside as I write this....but that means only one thing - everything is CLOSED! and I mean everything! So, what do I do? browse all the food blogs, of course. K is watching sports, S and S are downstairs wrecking their toys...err..I mean,playing...not much for me to do right now except post a new recipe for the Chimichangas that I had promised....here goes:

You will need:

Flour Tortillas - I used Spinach flavored ones.
For the beans: A can of refried beans,packet of hot taco seasoning, onions- chopped, oil.

For the veggie mixture: green peppers, zucchini *yes, I'm lovin' this zucchini now* carrots, red onions - all chopped lengthwise.
Some more taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

For the rice as a side dish or filling: 1.5 cup Rice-soaked for 30 minutes, onions, corn, peas and carrots, you can use frozen mixed veggies, tomatoes- lots of them, salt, pepper, roasted cumin powder, garlic powder, a pinch of sugar, tabasco sauce, water.

Saute onions, and the veggies in some oil. Add the rice and stir until lightly browned. Now add the tomatoes and the spices and enough water- around 3 cups. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it cook until nice and fluffy.

Cheese, sour cream, guacamole, taco hot sauce,olives, green onions as fillers and for garnish.

Make the bean filling by sauteeing the onions in some oil, add the beans and taco seasoning.Mix well and set aside.

To make the veggie filling: Saute the veggies that have been chopped lengthwise in some oil, when they are soft, add the seasoning, to your taste and the salt and pepper. You can also add some tomatoes if you like it tangy...I left them out this time.

To assemble: spread the bean mixture, rice mixture and veggie mixture in the middle of the tortilla. Add cheese and some taco sauce, guacamole,green onions and olives. Roll up the sides and tuck the tortilla so that it is snug. Meanwhile, heat a pan, use medium-low heat.
Spray the pan with some oil spray such as Pam...and place tortilla seam side down. Cook until all the sides are nice and browned and the filling is hot....around 5 minutes for each tortilla. See picture.

Serve hot with a side of some rice and sour cream. This is my favorite Mexican recipe...I like this even more than the Spinach Enchiladas that I usually make. Enjoy.

Several reader and non bloggers have requested Gujarati recipes from me....I will do my best and try and bring these recipes for you. So, keep an eye out for it! I am off to make some authentic Gujarati lunch, which I will post soon.

Also, Check this site out: http://www.ifood.tv/
that I have come across recently, it features great Chefs and individuals who post recipes, just like we do on our blog, except they are in a video format.....a wonderful idea! Check it out and register yourself if you like.

Music of the Moment: "Raag Mishra Pahadi"- Pt.S.Sharma

16 comments:

Nidhi said...

That looks interesting Trupti, when I read in your previous post that you will be coming up with 'Chimichangas' next. I was thinking whats that, but now I know it :) and use of spinach tortillas makes it a little more healthy as well.
That plate is looking as if you just served the dish. Nice recipe Trupti with so many vegetables in it. Will try it soon.

Shilpa said...

Wow, I can even tell that they're crisp on the outside and comfortingly mushy on the inside! Great job!

Asha said...

Looks very appetizing and rice looks great too! I just left a comment on Thepla and you are bringing Chimichangas.Good going girl!:))

swapna said...

wow trupti...
looks great..i appreciate ur patience doing these things...:))-

Madhavi said...

Wow Trupthi,

Chimichangas looks great.

You are coming up with great recipes. keep up the good work.

Madhavi.

Vani said...

The chimis looks real good and appetizing, all nicely browned too. Nice one, T!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey this looks devine...hmm such a nice pics dear...thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe as i love most of the mexican dishes

Seema said...

Love most of the mexican food Trupti, but had never heard of Chimichangas. Loved the way you put in all the veggies along with some rice. Looks healthy too . Will definatley go to my "To Try" list

Coffee said...

Can there be more coincidences?????!!!!!!!!! I have also used spinach tortillas!!!! HUH!!!!!

Our versions are slightly different though :)

Mine will surely take sometime.... loads of event dishes first!!!! Yours coming up next :) Don't want to miss out on their dadlines :) And considering that I post only once a week, I think I will have to increase the frequency... may be twice a week!!!!! PHEW!!!!!

Spicelover said...

Hi Trupti
First time at your site. You have a really nice blog. and I loooove Mexican food. We used to have a really good mexican restaurant called Tortugas near our house that I miss so much. The chimichangas look so professional and so do the Enchiladas. I am adding you to my blogroll

Sandeepa said...

Didn't know what "chimichanga" is , thanks for sharing, looks good too
You know you can do video blogging too, Blogger offers that. Not sure exactly how, but if you want try it, that would be fun

Sia's corner said...

oh ma... thats looks so appetizing... hey girl before i forget i have mailed u on ur yahoo id...
and coming back to ur chimichangas... any chance of u parceling some here?
cheers

Manjula said...

Chimichangas looks delicious. I haven't tried much of Mexican yet. Guess its time, I see some lovely pictures on you blog.
Thanks for the link to ifood.tv.

Tulan said...

u have a nice blog here. I like cooking a bit too but nothing in order and organized way just cook with stuff lying around and get screative.

But nice blog. will def check it out

Mishmash ! said...

TRS, Thanks for visiting my page and leaving ur comments :)
This is the first time I heard "chimichangas" and it looks quite appetizing. I'm blog hopping a lot these days and hence too much to try !!

Shn

Mythili said...

Adorned and decked a bit, are we? I like the face lift. Now let me read the recipe and come again. :D

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