This post has been due for quite sometime, I posted my pics for Cinco de Mayo feast on Cinco de Mayo day (1st of May). So better late than never, here are the recipes.
This post has been due for quite sometime, I posted my pics for Cinco de Mayo feast on Cinco de Mayo day (1st of May). So better late than never, here are the recipes. I made these quesadillas with Trader Joes Corn-Chile Tomato-less Salsa and grated sharp & milk cheddar cheese. All I had to do is la...Pavani
Basmati rice – rinsed and soaked for at least 15 minutes
Black beans – cooked
Chickpeas – cooked
Zucchini – medium, chopped
Carrot – medium, chopped
Onion – large, chopped
Garlic – minced
Tomato puree (I used canned crushed tomatoes with basil)
Chili powder (or to taste)
Lemon juice (optional)
Green onions – for garnish
Avocado – small, pitted and flesh roughly chopped
Tomato – small, deseeded and roughly chopped
Red onion – finely chopped
Jalapeno – small, deseeded and finely chopped
Garlic – finely minced (use garlic press, if you have one)
Lime juice (or to taste)
Salt & pepper
To make Rice & Beans:
Cook basmati rice and keep aside to cool.
In a large skillet, heat 2tbsp oil on medium-low flame. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.
Add zucchini & carrots; cover and cook till the veggies are ¾th cooked.
Add the beans; cover and cook till the veggies and beans are completely cooked through. Add tomato puree, cumin powder, chili powder & salt. Simmer for 6-8 minutes.
Add the cooked rice, mix well making sure that the rice does not get mushy. Add lemon juice (if using) and mix well. Garnish with green onions; serve with guacamole, salsa (or guaca-salsa) and sour cream.
To make Guaca-Salsa:
Mix all the ingredients in bowl and mash with the back of a spoon or a fork. Taste and adjust seasonings.
I made these quesadillas with Trader Joes Corn-Chile Tomato-less Salsa and grated sharp & milk cheddar cheese. All I had to do is layer them on corn tortillas and they were just perfect, sweet & tangy from the salsa and oozing cheese. Yumm.
My name is Pavani and I’m “the Cook” in this hideout. I’m from Hyderabad, a bustling city in South India that is famous for its Pearls, Information Technology (thanks to ex CM Chandrababu Naidu) and of course the delicious Hyderabadi cuisine.