Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Vegetable Quesadilla

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Mexican | 3 comments

Vegetable Quesadillas are made with tortillas and filled with veggies and cheese. These are one of the tastiest dishes of Mexican Cusine. They are easy to prepare at home with our choice of veggies and here is the recipe for the simple Veggie Quesadilla. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes No of Pieces : 24 Spice level : 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Flour Tortillas – 8 Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Green Peppers – 1/2 cup (cut to small squares) Red Peppers – 1/2 cup (cut to small squares) Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Red chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp (according to spice level) Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp Zucchini – 1/2 cup (chopped) Corn – 1/4 cup (I have used frozen corn) Tomatoes – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Caabage / lettuce – 1/2 cup (finely...

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Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Appetizers, Mexican, Thanksgiving Recipes | 0 comments

I tasted these delicious Pinwheels at our good friends Peter and Romie’s place and we fell in love with this dish. It tastes so delicious and you can’t stop eating with just one or two slices. I wanted to try this dish for a very long time. Finally I got a chance to try it yesterday for our subdivision party and no wonder it was a sooper dooper hit. Everyone loved it. Thanks to Peter and Romie. Preparation Time : 30 minutes preparing and 2 hours of refrigeration. No Of Servings: 25 Ingredients: Tortillas: 5 (10 inches), room temperature Cream Cheese : 8 oz(1 Pack) Sour Cream : 8 oz(1 cup) Chopped Black Olives : 1/4 cup Shredded Cooked Chicken : 12 oz (I’ve used Tyson cooked White Chicken chunks) Garlic Powder : 1 tsp or Garlic cloves :...

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How to make Guacamole?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Multi Cuisine, Mexican, Healthy Eats, Weight Watchers Recipe | 5 comments

Guacamole is one of the most popular avocado recipes and it’s also popular in Mexican cuisine. It’s one of my favorite and easiest recipes to make. Whenever I go to any mexican restaurants I can’t eat any dish without guacamole and it’s also very healthy. When you have some guests coming it’s easy to make and you can serve it with some tortilla chips. I had some avocados sitting in my fridge so I decided to make this delicious guacamole . My 16 month old little boy loved this guacamole:-). Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out. If you have a variation of this recipe I’d love to hear that too Preparation Time : 20 minutes No Of Servings : 5-6 Spice level : 1 out of 5 Weight watchers Point(1/4 cup): 2 points Ingredients:...

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Mexican Gumbo (Vegetarian)

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Multi Cuisine, Mexican | 0 comments

Mexican Vegetarian Gumbo is my all time favorite dish from Qdoba, a fast food restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Other than rice, beans, soup and salsa, I usually load it up with all the vegetables they have such as corn, tomatoes, some lettuce and green peppers. I haven’t mentioned it in the recipe. But you can add your favorite grilled or fresh vegetables to your Gumbo and enjoy. Like the restaurant, I have prepared the required ingredients separately and mixed it together to make Gumbo. I am planning on making One Pot Gumbo. Will share the recipe soon. Though it is a bit time consuming to prepare everything separately, it is totally worth it. Try and let me know how you like it. Ingredients: Tortilla Soup – 4 cups Cilantro rice – 2 cups Black or pinto beans – 2...

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Tortilla Soup

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Multi Cuisine, Mexican, Healthy Eats | 2 comments

I am a huge fan of Tortilla Soup. Tortilla soup topped with corn tortilla strips and a little bit of sour cream is soul satisfying. This is a tomato based soup of Mexican origin which usually has chicken stock cooked with tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. But I have made a vegetarian version and tweaked it a bit to satisfy the vegetarian taste buds. Okay! Now I will tell y’all what inspired me to prepare this soup. I love the Mexican Gumbo from Qdoba, which is a fast food restaurant in the United States serving Mexican style cuisine. The foundation of this dish is Tortilla Soup, Cilantro Rice and Beans. My friend usually gets the Tortilla Soup alone and that’s how I got to taste this soup once and I loved it. I used to make it now...

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Multi Cuisine, Mexican, Thanksgiving Recipes | 3 comments

I’ve already posted the Enchilada sauce recipe and here is the anniversary dinner I made for Karthik – Chicken Enchilada Casserole. It came out really yummy and tasted so good. Karthik loved it and he kept going back for the leftovers. As I mentioned earlier this is one of the easiest casseroles I’ve ever made.Try this recipe and let me know if you liked it too. Preparation Time: 60 minutes No of servings : 4-5 Ingredients: Enchilada Sauce : 4 cups Corn Tortillas : 12 ( 6 inch) (Sofetend over flame or dry skillet) Chicken : 2 pounds (cooked and shredded) (you can just stir fry the shredded chicken with some salt and pepper for about 10 minutes) Jalapeno Peppers : 4 Sour cream : 1 cup Shredded Swiss cheese : 1 & 1/2 cups (from about 1/2 pound...

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Enchilada sauce

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Multi Cuisine, Mexican, Sauce | 2 comments

  We (my husband & I) love mexican Food. I always love to make anything spicy. Enchilada is one of our fav dishes in Mexican Cuisine. I have always wanted to make that. Last sunday was our anniversary, I was gonna make a cake but decided why bake cake all the time let’s do something new & different and something favorite for my husband. I knew enchilada was one of them so I made this for my husband from scratch. It came out well. And you know what? He loved it and of course I was extremely happy, when you get compliments from your loved one. Enchilada Casserole is coming soon.  Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of cups : 4 cups Ingredients: Red chilies : 5 Chicken Stock : 1 cup (low-sodium) Tomatoes : 4 (large) Poblano Pepper :...

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Grilled Chicken Fajita

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in Featured, Multi Cuisine, Mexican | 17 comments

Chicken Fajitas are one of our favorite Mexican dishes. There is something about the juicy grilled chicken in combination with sauteed bell peppers and onions wrapped in warm flour or corn tortilla. It is heavenly. We just bought a new grill this summer and have been cooking on it a lot lately.  I’ve bought some fresh tortilla at the store the other day and decided to make Chicken Fajitas. What other dish could scream summer like colors of the bell peppers and the grilled chicken. You could also use the same recipe to make Steak fajitas too. Preparation Time : 30 mins No of servings: 3-4 Ingredients: Chicken Breasts/Thighs : 1 1/2  pounds Salt and pepper Onion : 1 ( large) ( cut into 1/4 inch strips) Bell peppers : 3 ( yellow, red and green) ( cut into...

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Bean Burrito

Posted by on Jul 20, 2010 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Featured, Mexican | 24 comments

Bean Burrito is one of my favorite from Taco Bell fast food restaurant. Bean along with cheese, sour cream, rice, etc. are wrapped in a grilled tortilla which is so comforting. My version of burrito is with vegetables and bean, a less guilt version. I have used the ready made  tortillas. You can also use homemade tortilla. Please find the recipe below. Here you go… Preparation time: 30 minutes No. of servings: 3 to 4 Spice level: 2.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Flour Tortilla: All purpose flour – 1 cup Wheat flour – 1 cup Baking powder – 1/2 tsp Vegetable shortening – 1/4 cup Hot water – 1 cup Salt – 1/2 tsp (adjust to taste) Stuffing: Flour tortillas – 4 Chopped onion – 3/4 cup Garlic cloves – 3 Jalapeños pepper – 3 tbsp Tomato – 1 Corn kernels...

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Cheese Quesadilla and an award

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in Mexican | 12 comments

Mexican cuisine is known for its variety of flavours. They have simple and traditional dishes. The first time I had Mexican food, I really didn’t think it will grow so much on me. Whenever I browse for a new recipe, Mexican cuisine is always in my choice. For the past few days, I have been drooling on Mexican food. I am so addicted that I am planning on trying different dishes. I am here starting with the Cheese Quesadilla. Cheese Quesadilla is so simple and yummy that I can have a bite of it anytime. One can eat healthy using less cheese and loads of vegetables. I tried it both ways and believe me it was mouth watering nonetheless. I served it with a scoop of Guacamole and Sour Cream (totally optional) and it made my day. Here you...

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Chicken Quesadilla

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in Chicken dishes, Mexican | 10 comments

It’s been a very long time I’ve posted any recipes. I am really sorry about my sparse posting. My new year resolution is to be more active here and bring you lot more recipes from my kitchen. When I first came to U.S one of my first  favorite Mexican dish was Quesadilla. We just bought this quesadilla maker in the Thanksgiving shopping. Before that I used to bake this in a conventional oven but Quesadilla maker has made my life easier.  Try this easy Quesadilla recipe and let me know how it turned out. Ingredients: Vegetable Oil : 2 tbsp Onion: 1 Red Bell Pepper : 1 Green Bell Pepper: 1 Mushroom : 1 cup (Optional) Chicken : 1 cup (Grilled or Cooked) Salsa: 1 cup Sour Cream : 3 tbsp (optional) Cheddar or Mozarella Cheese : 2 cups...

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