Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mexican Chilli Relleno

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Mexican cuisine has attracted me too much lately and I have been craving for tortillas and variety of salsas. :)

The hunger for Mexican food increased after I attended a 3 hour work shop of the cuisine conducted by Chef Suresh Thampan of Courtyard Marriott. He was truly professional in what he taught and gave us a lot of tips about the cuisine. Sweet pepper and red bean soup, Tortilla salad, Caesar salad, Chilli Relleno, Quesadillas and Spinach Enchiladas were the menu of the day :)


A glimpse of the workshop that I attended few weeks back :)

The chile relleno which means "stuffed chilli", is a dish that originated in the city of Puebla. It consists of a roasted fresh poblano pepper (a mild chili pepper named after the city of Puebla), sometimes substituted with non-traditional Hatch green chile or even jalepeno chili pepper. It is stuffed with cheese, or picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisins and nuts, covered in an egg batter or simply corn masa flour and fried. Although it is often served in a tomato sauce, the sauces can vary.

This vegetarian version of the mexican chilli relleno is truly sinful with lots of cheese and deep frying involved. But the taste is incomparable. Lip smacking is the right word I believe ;)

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Ingredients:


Large chillies (Bajji molaga/ Poblano pepper / Chili pepper) - 6
Cottage Cheese (Paneer) - 120 gms

Cheddar Cheese - 60 gms

Mixed herbs (thyme / oregano / Mixed) - for taste

Salt - for taste

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Method:

Slit the chilly neatly from top to bottom and deseed it using a spoon. Rinse them in cold water and keep them aside.

Grate required amount of cottage cheese as well as cheddar cheese. Put them in a bowl, add herbs and just a pinch of salt. Mix them well.


Now stuff just enough of cheese mixture into the chillies. Shallow fry them on a flat pan until the chilly gets roasted. Slightly turn them in intervals to get the sides of the chilly cooked. Do not turn upright. Remove them from the pan once it gets roasted on three sides.


Garnish with pineapple salsa. Serve them with tomato sauce and sour cream.


Hot and cheesy mexican relleno is ready :)


Enjoy making and happy eating :)

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Note:


The more sinful version is to make a batter of all purpose flour, salt and water and dip the stuffed chillies in them and roll them on bread crumbs. Then deep fry the batter coated chillies to make crispy relleno.

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Written by: Nithya
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28 comments:

shanthi said...

Wonderful relennos and a good sumup of the dish. Hat kkulla irukkaradhu yaaru? Is it u?

Siri said...

Love the last pic ;). the Relenos are soo yummy Nithi. :D :D.

Siri

Pari said...

I used to visit this place next to Copper Chimney I guess it was Don Pepe. Love the mexican food and the chilies are surely scrumptious.

Mriganayani said...

These are of course quite popular here - but yes, they are fattening! The city I live has a bountiful of great mexican restaurants maybe because we are only about a few hrs from Mexico! You'll love it - so visit soon! Love the pictures Nits!

Kairali sisters said...

Love Mexican food...Great relleno and pictures Nithi..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithya, that does look sinful, I bookmarked and am surely trying it out. Glad and envy of you that you could attend that workshop :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent heard or tasted abt this Relleno...but looks yum...Luved the click with hat and the first one....Its that with the hat?! Btwn who clicked it?!...:)

rpcooks said...

this will be a hit menu for sure!
my mouth already watering :-)

Jayashree said...

Such tempting pics. Bookmarked!!!

♥Aps♥ said...

Such tempting recipe... Nd i loved the cowboy hat :D
ND all clicks r super as usual :)

RV said...

Love that cowboy hat and the lipstick color. It is totally drool worthy.

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwww.. nice recipe Nithi.. looks really yumm :)

Guna's kitchen said...

OMG!!!! luks delicious and mindlowing presentation.. ;love the mexicon good a lot.. very tempting clicks.. will try some time

Parita said...

Oh these look gorgeous!!! Bookmarked!

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks delicious and yum..mouthwatering.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouth watering rellenos with a detailed demo.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow!!!! tasty.Love the click.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Love the pics...Good tempting...Hatkkulla yar iruka....

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

rellenos are too gud nithya! really pictures are amazing...love the cowboy style hat.superb!

Nitha said...

Love the clicks and drooling over the chilli relleno...

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Those chillies are just amazing! Thanks for sharing. Lovely clicks as well!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Relleno sounds really great,wonderful pictures as ever :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

That looks really tempting.Fantastic pics Nithya:)

divya said...

Wow dear, Loooooooooooooooove the presentation. I am simply drooling over those chilli relleno..nice clicks...

Anuradha said...

Vah Reh Vah!! Soooooper doooooper doooooooper!!

Rekha shoban said...

chilli relleno looks awesome nithya....wonderful click dear!

Krishnaveni said...

looks good and beautiful

Ambika said...

I love your photo with the cowboy hat!!!!

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