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Friday, March 2, 2012

Mexican Fajita








Packing stuff for lunch box is a big challenge for all. Always struggling to think beyond veg and chicken sandwich. Here is a recipe for a lunch box as well as it is any time food.  What I liked about this recipe is that it was totally Mexican....(no Indian touch of spices) because whenever I prepare something on my own somehow it turns out to be an Indian dish. And I also liked the salsa sauce which can be used for other dishes of your choice.

Ingredients:

For filling:

  • 2 cups boneless chicken strips
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin crushed
  • 1 tsp green chilli chopped
  • 1 onion thickly sliced
  • 1 capsicum sliced
  • 1 cup grated cheese

For salsa sauce:

  • 3 medium tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed dry red chilli (chilli flakes)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped capsicum


For Tortilla :

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • warm water as required to knead


Method:


  • In a bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, oil and warm water as required to knead , form into a dough and leave it for 15 min. Divide into 10 portion, shape into balls. Roll out each ball into thin tortillas. Cook on a hot gridle over medium heat.
  • Filling: Marinate chicken with lemon juice, garlic paste,salt, cumin, and green chilli for 15 to 20 min.Heat oil in a pan and fry marinated chicken till done. Then add onion and capsicum and cook for another 5 min.
  • Salsa: In a blender add all ingredients for salsa except for oil and capsicum. Blend well to a smooth mixture. In a sauce pan  heat oil and add the tomato mixture, cook for 10 min or until sauce thickens and finally add capsicum. cook for 2 min and then set aside to cool.
  • To Serve: make individual fajitas by placing the chicken filling and grated cheese in the center of tortilla, top with salsa sauce roll up tight  and serve.


Serves 4

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