Saturday, January 13, 2007

Salsa Verde with Mexican cutlets

Sharing here with You a Mexican dish - Mexican cutlets with Salsa Verde .

Ingredients :

For the cutlets
2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1 tsp corn flour
½ tsp pepper powder for the potatoes
1 cup kidney beans ,soaked, boiled and mashed.
¼ tsp pepper powder for the kidney beans
Chili sauce
Oil for frying
Few spring onion leaves, chopped, to garnish

For the Salsa Verde
2 medium sized green tomatoes(or tomatillos)
2 jalapeƱos,
2 tsp chopped coriander leaves/cilantro leaves,
1 small capsicum
1 tsp lime juice,
Pinch of vinegar,
1 tsp sugar(optional),
Salt to taste.


For the Salsa Verde:
Cut tomatillos/ tomatoes in to half and bake it for 5-7 mins until its skin gets lightly blacken.
Blend all the ingredients together in a mixer.
Then put on the stove to warm. Stir often till the mixture turns thick like a sauce. Remove from the stove and cool to room temperature.

For the Cutlets:

Mix together mashed potatoes, corn flour, salt and pepper. Divide into 10 equal portions.Using hands flatten each portion into 2 inch diameter circles . (Like thick puris.).
Mix together the mashed kidney beans, salt, pepper and chili sauce .Divide into 5 equal portions. Flatten them into 1 ¾ inch diameter circles.
Sandwich a kidney bean puri between 2 potato puries. Seal the edges and shallow fry in oil. Make the other cutlets the similar way.
Arrange all the cutlets in a plate sprinkle chopped spring onion and apply Salsa Verde. Serve when cutlets are hot.

(One variation to this is to sprinkle cheese over cutlets and before serving cover the cutlets with a lid and warm them for 10 minutes till he cheese melts. )
Little down with my cold , I could not get the time to post one dish with tomato yesterday . I think I need little break now ,otherwise next time I will be surfing your blogs from Hospital:)) . Well, tomorrow I will post vegetable for the next week and I might change some planning to post here , like from daily to alternate day or something else. Gotta do so many things here at the same time, Since I love to be with you all around here, I don't plan to skip this event yet. So stay tuned to this blog and Have a Happy Weekend, Happy Sankranti and Happy Pongal to all of you there ! :) .


Vcuisine said...

Something new. Very nice. will try some time. Take care Pooja. Viji

Anonymous said...

Mexican from India! YAY!!

Pooja,take it easy sweetie!Little advice from "big"sister, why don't you do this weekly thing to once or twice a month event,so you can get a break.Blogging takes lot one's time,before you know you will neglect yourself and others!!!Personal experience!:D I used to post very often too,but cut it down quikly!Happy Pongal.

Anonymous said...

Pooja: This is great! Must be so yummy I bet..and so filling too, did you server anything else with this?

I alsi agree with Ashaji...take it easy and post only when you can, I have been thinking to do the same....otherwise we get so caught up in it that we forget that we have a personal life too!
chal...weekend enjoy karje and taru potanu dhyan rakhje.

Best wishes for you always,

Anonymous said...

wah pooja... love the look of green dips... we dont get green tomatoes here:(
and hey girl where do u get the time to post so many recipes when u r busy with moving??!!! i am amazed...

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,

Amazing Mexican recipe from you dear....Ya i even go along with ashaji,even my hubby feels that i always sit long time with blogs....
Then i can understand your state who post daily one post..takecare of your health buddy,....
Thanks,happy pongal..

Pooja said...

Hi Viji,
thanks dear, i am feeling ok now, it wasjust that since last 2 days was much busy with other work , nothing else to worry. :)

Asha ,
You Know I always value your advice and ever since I read it from your blog ,I keep it in mind to do not get addicted to this blogging. It was taking much earlier to post one recipe, now I feel it easy to do. You are correct , And I am going to change it to once or twice a week from next week. I have defined some priority over blogging and always keeping that in mind. Just love creating something new each day. Hubby loves that too. Not sacrificing anything of our normal life,thats why I keep doing it. Thanks for being there ,you are always showing me right path and I am glad that you are here with me. :) . Hugs to you. Happy Pongal.

Pooja said...

what I know is his is being served this way only, with Salsa. its a kinda snack dish or a part of buffet mainly.
dont worry dear, as I have wriiten much above to Ashaji ,khali etlu j kahish ke bloggin enjoy karva mate j chalu rakhu chhu, hu to evi chhu ne ke koi pan vaat nu tention nathi leti , levani jarur hoy to pan , etle chinta nahi karti . :) . Believing in Munnabhai theory- "Tension Leneka nahi Deneka :)) " . pan tu jyare kahe chhe to mari moti ben jevu lage chhe, kaik bahuj najik na saga jevu . thank you for being there.

We haven't expanded our life here much, since we got to know that we are goin to shift, so it is easy to wrap up all these things too.You won't believe we both are so tension free guys that we take life much easily, otherwise with last few days we had such situation in which we might have felt caught up by troubles (hubby had some problems with helath, sont worry he is all ok now:) ) Normally i try to keep posts just ready to publish , thats why I can do it easily. Still just to spend more time with myself too , I am goin to alter some plans now.
I am glad that you liked it. I was thinking to try this salsa ever since i read about it, and it was truely great in taste. thanks dear .

Pooja said...

My hubby don't feel so as I normally do not steal time to post here when he is around. :) . Initially i also find this blogging thing much addictive and somehting with which i can spend hours and hours, ever since i realised that I have defined my priority in life anf that helps me a lot . I jsut do it for fun , nothing with pressure. thanks for your concern ,I am feeling fine anf fresh now, all I needed was just a ful night rest to feel healthy again. :) .Happy Pongal dear!

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe and I agree with Asha. Its fun blogging but it can get a little too addictive.Do take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

WOW Pooja, I really liked this dish of yours and will definitely try it and let you know..

Thanks for sharing...


Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja
Here is my entry for tomato said...

Hi Poja!
Thanks for sharing this nice and good recipies. I like this dish.
Good advice from Asha!
Blessings to you!

Coffee said...

Deere..... Jara dheere..... Badhaye kai didhu che so I wont repeat :) I guess once a month of once a fortnight should be fine :)

And the cutlets and salsa looks fab!!! Dont get green tomatoes here so will try with the red ones. :)

Vani said...

The Mexican cutlets look good! And please take it easy, Pooja. Maybe do a round up at the end of a week or even a month is also good.
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Mexican cutlets with Salsa Verde looks absolutely delicious. I made Tomato paratha today, it was simply tasty, the kiddies loved it too. thank you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi pooja.Looks nice and cute those green tomatoes lok awesome.will try this soon.Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi pooja.Looks nice and cute those green tomatoes lok awesome.will try this soon.Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Pooja, Take it easy gal!!! you the best and you deserve some good rest and time for yourself and your family as well. Don't let blogging get over you sweetie.

Lovely dish, loved the mexican cutlets and the veggie art(tomato carving).


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