mexican dish

Avocado Guacamole

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Guacamole is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.
Guacamole is very famous modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
In English, the fruit Avocado was first described as an “Avagato pear” because of its pear-like shape.
It must have various names,but in Hindi it’s called ‘MakhanPhal’:) Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
and hence I prefer preparing this dish especially for my kids once a week. Do try this yummy mind blowing guacamole at home.
I am sure you would love it.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cook time : None
Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
1/4 lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
few chopped fresh cilantro

Directions || How to prepare Avocado Guacamole.

Cut the avocados into half , discard the seed out.
In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
Mix in onion, tomatoes and cilantro.
Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.
You can serve it with nachos or any chips of your choice
you can also serve it as a side dish.

Tips :

The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados.
Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado.
If the avocado is not ripe , it will be difficult to mash the avocado and guacamole will not taste that goodDio

Bean and Corn Tacos

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A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
You can add great versatility to this dish with variety of fillings like chicken, seafood, vegetables,beans and cheese.
My daughter Nuha relishes her favorite Mexican snack – tacos and hence I set myself the task of preparing home made tacos
So lets dive right in to see how to make the Mexican Tacos.

Ingredientshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm90zqKmG2c

8 Taco shells (easily available in stores)
1 cup soaked and boiled beans
1/2 cup Spring onion shredded
2 tbsp Mexican tomato salsa
1 cup boiled corns
2 cubes of Low fat cheese
1/2 bunch Iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated

Directions || How to prepare Tacos

for Tacos filling

In a bowl take the boiled beans,corn ,spring onions and add grated low fat cheese, spring onions and tomato salsa .

Add salt and mix lightly

To prepare Tacos

Warm the taco shells in a preheated 125c oven for a few minutes.If you don’t have oven,micro oven the taco shells for 1-2 minutes till its crispy to eat.

Wash and shred the lettuce leaves

Fill the taco shells till about three fourth with shredded lettuce

Then add a spoon of mixture on top of the shredded lettuce leaves evenly

Top the shells with grated cheddar cheese and little tomato salsa.

Serve immediately.

Tips

You can use any type of filling – vegetables,beans ,fish or meat and top it with cheese and salsa.

Mexican rice with black beans

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Mexican food is one of the most popular types of cuisine,it originates from the regions of Central America and South America.


Mexican rice is among the most popular food items when it comes to choosing among the numerous delicious types of dishes from the Mexican food menus.
Are you craving for home made mexican food with little desi tadka , here goes the simple recipe , quick and easy
prepared with Mexican beans and rice dish topped with cheesy creame,avocado and veggies,so ready for your Mexican fiesta.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red pepper ,chopped
1 large onion ,chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
6 cups brown rice,soaked in water for 2 to 3 hours
1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1 teaspoon pepper,crushed
5-6 cloves of Garlic , finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup of avocado guacamole
2 springs of green onions, chopped
3 tablespoon canola oil

Directions | How to make Mexican rice with black beans

In a small nonstick pan,heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions,red pepper,green pepper stir until tender.Set it aside.

In a large nonstick cooking pot add oil over medium heat , then add chopped garlics ,onion and stir until onions cooked or tender.

Then add crushed pepper , coriander powder and red chilli powder. Stir it till the masala gets well cooked with beans.

Stir in tomatoes, beans, Worcestershire sauce and then add rice and using very little water(around 1 cup) bring the rice to a boil.

Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 7-9 minutes or until heated through.

Top with fried vegetables,cheese, sour cream , avocado guacamole and green onions.

Please send me your feedback or any questions if any.