Thursday, 15 October 2015

Healthy Chochos y Tostado

Healthy Chochos y Tostado
It is a delicious snack for in between meals. It is an Ecuadorian street food.
Chochos is a vegetarian dish made with lupini beans, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, limes and  tomato sauce. It is served with maiz tostado, plantain chips, avocados and hot sauce.

The original Recipe
Ingredients
1 cup of cooked lupini beans
1/2  Onion thinly sliced
1 Tomatoes thinly sliced
Juice of 1 Oranges
Juice of 1/2 Limes
1 small bunch of Cilantro finely chopped
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp of Tomato sauce or ketchup
Salt to taste
For Garnishing
Maiz tostado OR Plantain chips OR Popcorn
Avocado
Hot Sauce

Method
Combine onions, tomato ,lupini beans, tomato sauce or ketchup, chopped cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, olive oil and salt. Let the lupini beans marinate for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving.Serve cold with maiz tostado, plantain chips, avocado and hot sauce.

Ecuadorian Hot Sauce
Ingredients
4 Green chillies
½ bunch of Cilantro leaves including the tender stem
3 Garlic Cloves
Juice from ½  Lime
1/2 Onion finely chopped

Method
Combine the hot peppers, cilantro, garlic cloves and lime juice in the blender. Add 1/4 cup water and blend well.Add the chopped onions and salt to taste.

Taking the idea from the original recipe
Here is my version of Chochos y Tostado

Ingredients
1/2 cup Soya beans boiled
1/2 Carrot boiled and cut into small pieces
1/2 Beetroot boiled and cut into small pieces
1/2 Onion chopped
1/2 Tomato chopped
1/2 Cucumber cut into small pieces
1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
1/4 tsp Lime juice
1 tbsp Ketchup (Home made) OR Store brought
1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple crushed in a blender

For Garnishing
1 tbsp Toasted Corn (Fresh Corn boiled and toasted on the skillet)
1/4 tsp Raw mango chopped
1/4 tsp Hot Sauce
Khakra Strips (Make Masalaup Chapati with out oil, cut into strips and microwaved for 2 minutes)

Method
Mix all the ingredients expect for the garnishing. Keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes. While serving garnish with toasted Corn, hot sauce, chopped Raw mango and Khakra strips