Sunday, 23 October 2016

Mexican Crispy Tortilla Bowl.....

This recipe is excellent for any dinner party and can be served as a starter. The tortilla bowl is made out of whole wheat flour. The bowl is served with vegetables and kidney beans salsa. It is topped with cheese sauce and garnished with grated cheese. 

For making the Whole wheat Tortilla Bowl
1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour 
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste 

Add oil and salt to the flour. Mix it well. Add water to make a semi hard dough. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes. Take a big mixing bowl. Grease the outer side of the bowl with oil and keep it upside down. Apply oil to the dough and roll out a big circle. Gently pick up the rolled dough and place it on the bowl properly. Cut the extra dough off. Place the bowl on the lower rack of the oven. Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes in a preheated oven. Remove the bowl from the oven. Switch on the gas. On medium flame, hold the bowl at one end with a napkin and cook the outer covering of the tortilla from all the sides. This will give a roasted effect. Reduce the temperature to 150 degrees celcius and bake it till it becomes crispy and brown for  approximately 15 minutes . Remove it from the oven.  
P.S. You can use the remaining dough to make another small bowl. 
For the easy quick Cheese Sauce
1 or 2 Cheddar Cheese cube grated 
1 1/4 cup  Milk 
1 tbsp All Purpose Flour 
2 tbsp Butter 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 

Take a pan, add the butter. Let the butter melt. Add flour, stir and cook the flour until light pink in colour. Add milk and keep stirring it continuously. Add salt and pepper powder
 Stir it and cook the sauce till it thickens a bit. Keep it aside. 

For the Vegetable Salsa
1 cup boiled Kidney beans 
1/4 cup of each Vegetable chopped mentioned below......
Red, Yellow and Green Capsicum 
Red Cabbage 
Spring Onions 
2 Green chillies chopped 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 
1 tbsp Chilli Mango sauce (Optional )
1 tsp Lime juice 
1 tbsp Olive oil 

Take a mixing bowl. Add all the above ingredients and mix it well. 

To Assemble 
Tortilla Bowl 
Vegetable Salsa 
Cheese  sauce 
Few Drizzle of Chilli Mango sauce ( Optional ) 
2 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese for garnishing 

Take the tortilla bowl. Add the vegetable salsa in the bowl. Drizzle few drops of the chill mango sauce. Pour the warm cheese sauce on top and garnish it with grated cheese. Serve it.

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