May 6, 2008

Green chile Cheese Enchiladas

I have always loved the enchiladas served hot and dripping with the enchilada sauce..This was the first time I tried this at home..It was too good and will do this again..I decided to try the cheese variety as the preparation process is easier..

                     

Ingredients

Grated mild cheddar cheese - 2 cups
Corn tortillas - depending on how many enchiladas you need
Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons
Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Mushrooms - 1 cup sliced
Olives - 1/4 cup chopped
sour cream, optional
guacamole, optional

For the enchilada sauce

Green chillies/Jalapenos - 6 (I used the anaheim variety)
Canola oil - 1 tablespoon
Onion - 2 cups chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves minced 
All-purpose flour - 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon 
Salt - 1 pinch 
Vegetable stock - 1 can (can be replaced with water)

Directions

Preheat broiler.
Place the chillies on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes or until blackened and charred. Let stand 15 minutes.Remove and discard seeds and tops.Finely chope the chillies..
Heat canola oil in a saucepanand add onion to the pan and saute until they turn translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.Stir in flour and add the chillies, coriander, salt, and vegetable stock/water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow the mixture to cool and blend till you get a smooth consistency..Enchilada sauce is ready..

    
    

Warm the tortillas in a skillet adding one spoon of oil for each tortilla (The original recipe called for dipping the tortillas in hot oil to make them soft..I avoided this step)..Now spoon over the enchilada sauce..I added around 3 spoons for each tortilla..It should be coated well otherwise the tortillas get hard at the ends..You could even dip the tortillas in the sauce..Then add a spoonful each of onion,mushroom, olives and any amount of cheese..Bring both the sides of the tortilla to the center and place the seam side down on a baking sheet..Do the same for the remaining tortillas and pour the remaining sauce over them..Sprinkle some cheese on top..
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the chees melts..
Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole..
Goes well along with a side of spanish rice and nachos..

This goes off to AWED:Mexican hosted by Dhivya..


                          

32 comments:

  1. mmm. enchiladas! looks lovely, Divya! I love them. very good entry.

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  2. Love love love enchiladas!! I've had a problem with my corn tortillas getting mushy when I baked them in the past. Will try your method and see if I have better success. :)

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  3. Love the enchiladas, perfect for fiesta!

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  4. Thats really really mouthwatering enchiladas...

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  5. Love enchiladas and urs looks awesome, wonderful entry!!!!very nice recipe, yummmmmmm:)))

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  6. I m visiting ur blog for the first time...loved it specially the enchilladas.I have recently started my food blog,would like if u visit and gimme ur comments and suggestions

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  7. Nice entry Divya.Love enchiladas.sure i will try

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  8. looks delicious!!! and not as difficult as i thought it would be... :)

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  9. Nice entry divya..enchiladas looks delicious.

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  10. something new,.have never tried,..looks inviting//

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  11. they look yummy...never tried them at home...

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  12. hey i used to wonder how to make those spicy, filling mexican dishes, thanks for posting this will give it a try:)

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  13. i love enchiladas, provided they are not spicy:) I would skip the chiles in the recipe to prevent my mouth from burning:) i yet have to develop palate for super hot food:) nice recipe and pictures though!

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  14. wow..divya..that looks so good!..I remember making these some years back!...hope I can before 15th!

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  15. Me too! Love Mexican food anytime.My post is for her too this week. Great entry, love it!

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  16. This Mexican event is leading t some truly mouth watering dishes. Yours looks awesome!

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  17. My favourite Divya !Looks Yum..Nice entry

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  18. U actually mean to say that this is your first time? The pics say otherwise. They look so good. I will eat enchiladas any day..they r my fav. Thanks for your wonderful entry :)

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  19. ure welcome dhivya. these enchiladas sure look tempeting....

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  20. Mexican food is an alltime favorite-havent tried it a lot at home though except for some mexican sandwich pizzas- you have got me all drooling now.

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  21. The enchilada's look yummy Divya! I hope I can muster the patience to try it at home soon :)

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  22. Looks delicious Divya !!

    I have tagged u for Top 10 Picture!! Do participate :) !!

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  23. never heard of it.. but looks tempting and easy to try...

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  24. Hey divya,great recipe.Looks so tasty.

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  25. Divya, these enchilades are always my favorite, I go out and eat and never tried at home.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe,I enjoyed it.

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  26. wow!!ur homemade enchillada sauce looks awesome!!no mre cans for me:)...

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  27. i have had these made by a friend and had liked the flavor of the green chilies and cheese!!

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