May 12, 2008

Enchilada - A Mexican dish..

Today I tried making Enchilada for the first time. Enchilada is a Mexican dish which can be made many different ways (according to Wikipedia). This is my version of it, am not sure if this is the exact recipe for making it or not, but I just had tasted this one time at a friends place and after googling, came up with what I have here now. So, this is just an attempt.

The taste was very good. So do try it and any suggestions would be welcome too.


Onion, roughly chopped - 1 medium
Tomatoes, chopped - 1 medium
Spinach, chopped - 8 oz. ( I used the frozen pack )
Black Beans, boiled - 8 oz. can
Mexican 3 Cheese, grated( Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monteray Jack) - 8 oz.
Wheat Tortillas, fajita size - 7

For the Enchilada Sauce
Tomato Sauce - 8 oz. can
Jalapeno, chopped - 1
Garlic, finely chopped - 1 clove
Water - 4 oz.

To make the sauce - In a saucepan, mix the water and tomato sauce, bring to a boil, then add the garlic and jalapeno. Cook for 2 mins and switch off stove. Let it cool down.

If you want, you can avoid this and buy the ready available Enchilada Sauce from the stores.

To make the Enchilada Filling :

- In a saucepan, take little oil, add onions and fry till translucent.
- Add the spinach and tomatoes, saute for a min, then add the canned black beans.
- Add a little salt, and cook everything for about 2 mins.

To assemble Enchilada :

- On a plate, take a tortilla, add a generous amount of filling, roll it. Similarly, roll all other tortillas also.
- In a oven-safe dish, place the rolled tortillas next to each other. I placed the tortillas in 2 layers, one on top of another.
- Pour the enchilada sauce generously such that it covers all the tortillas nicely.
- On top of the sauce, add the grated cheese generously.
- Cover the dish either with its lid or with aluminium foil.
- Bake in pre-heated oven at 350F for 30 mins.
- Let stand for sometime, and enjoy hot.

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Purnima said...

Maya, wonderful..the collage too looks great! I hv simply no GK on mexican food, leave aside food that title pronunciation seems to be a tongue twister! ;D Great dish!

Seema said...

It looks great & tasted great too i am sure.. Love enchiladas, bleack bean & the corn they serve....yum!

Arundathi said...

not a big enchilada eater, but your photos are delicious! i can just see that cheese melting down the sides! :)

Jyothsna said...

Lovely step by step instructions there! Must try.

SMN said...

Enchilados luks so yummy

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious...

Purnima said...

Maya chk my's post. :D

Meera said...

Awesome, Maya! Enchilada is on my to do list from a long time. never made them, but your post is my inspiration. I am going to try it soon. We love Mexican food. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

ranji said...

ur enchilada looks awesome!!even i posted an enchilada recipe last week using eggplant and peas curry....that was good so i know how much good this must have been:)

Vanamala said...

Maya this so tasty dish. Nice pics.

Sandeepa said...

Looks lovely

Asha said...

YUMM-O!! Give me a fork now, I will dig in!:D

Uma said...

lovely recipe, Maya! Looks so delicious. Nice instructions too.

Abby said...

Looks great! And it doesn't look like the enchilada sauce is too difficult to make from scratch - so much better than the sodium-filled store-bought kinds, I'm sure!

Srivalli said...

Looks too good..lovely collage!

Purnima said...

Maya, hwz u? HEctic week i assume..pls chk my post today, a cute award awaiting u! :D

Sagari said...

deleciousss enchiladas maya

zlamushka said...

Hi maya,
My first time here. I like how you re not afraid to cook from cuisines all over the world. How about some Carribean? I am hosting Tried And Tasted Event, would you like to participate? It is about cooking from other blogs, a lot of fun :-)