MEXICAN ROLL-UPS TO FEAST ON: ENCHILADAS
A Treat for the Taste buds!
The flavours of Mexican foods are not only inviting and appealing to us but also easy to adapt to our daily recipes as well. From the chilli and peppers to the salsa, nachos and tacos! this cuisine has so much to offer that it gets difficult to pick and choose between the options. Mexican ingredients are easily available from assorted fresh vegetables to the corn meal, the tortillas, jalapenos, peppers and tomatoes for the salsa. The kitchens of Mexico also have a wide array of non-veg ingredients too including chicken, eggs, fish and seafood, and red meat as well in some recipes.
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One of the most popular one-meal dishes in Mexican fare is the concept of enchiladas– tortillas [made up of corn meal/makai ka atta] cooked first, rolled up with an array of filling of your choice, topped with a nice cheesy sauce, baked in the oven and relished!
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The methods of cooking in this cuisine are easy to follow and also don’t really call for any unusual equipment as well. Pots and pans, griddles and hot plates, fryers and ovens are some of the most commonly used mediums. The steps involved in the recipes are short and easy to follow keeping in mind the nutritive aspects as well in most recipes. While they do love to have their foods well presented with accompaniments and garnishes there is a lot more that we can think of as well when it comes to fusion with Mexican recipes.
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Innovating with enchiladas is always so much fun and it just takes the preparation to level next as I tried incorporating leftovers from Indian cuisine as well rolling them into tortillas, theplas, leftover chapattis and more! Keep up the spirit of creativity and indulge in this exciting variety of enchiladas and treat your loved ones this week.
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Here are a few simple recipes with the Mexican concept of ROLL UPS with my little twist of taste attached to make them more palatable and delicious!
Recipe-1] DESI SAUSAGE & BEAN ROLL UPS
Recipe-2] CURRIED CHICKEN AND CHEESE ROLL UPS
Recipe-3] MAKHNI TADKA ROLL UPS
Recipe- 4] METHI PANEER ROLL UPS
Recipe- 5] TAVA PRAWNS AND PEPPER ROLL UPS
Recipe-6] TEX- MEX SUBZI WALA ROLL UPS
On a Concluding Note: Enchiladas are one of those recipes from Mexican cuisine which is able to find its place at any given hour of the day be it a brunch, a supper or even a craving in the evening hours to munch on something interesting and tasty. As advice, we can also assemble these enchiladas and keep them all ready, set them in the baked dishes and store them covered/cling-wrapped in the fridge and put them to bake just before you wish to have them/ serve them. This concept is also good to prepare ahead of time and keep which can save last-minute hassles during a get-together or a reunion etc where we can spend more quality time together while the oven creates the magic for the moment!
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.
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