Salsa, Mexican Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Mexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | homemade fresh tomato salsa | with amazing 29 amazing images.
The Mexican salsa recipe is modified to Indian style Mexican salsa which is actually a homemade tomato salsa easy to make.
Indian style Mexican salsa dip tastes awesome, with the juicy succulence of tomatoes and spicy crunch of capsicum tinged with spices and herbs.
tomato salsa is a handy dish – you can serve it as a dip, as an accompaniment to snacks or innovatively use it in salads, pasta, pizzas and other creations.Popular in Mexican cuisine, it taste great with tortilla chips but can also be used inside Mexican wraps like Barrito and Paneer Tikki Salsa Wrap and also Mexican rice.. homemade tomato salsa is very easy to make and can also be made and stored in the freezer. It is basically a side dish!
The method and preparation of Indian style Mexican salsa doesn’t require much time. It can also be easily prepared by an amateur cook as it involves simple steps! Mexican salsa simply adds magic to a boring dish, when I do not have nacho chips available I have it with khakhra.
To make homemade tomato salsa we have charred the capsicum on an open flame and de-seed and chopped it finely and also we have blanched and chopped tomatoes finely. Make sure the tomatoes you use are fresh and well-ripen! As well ripened tomatoes makes the best salsa. To proceed in a non-stick pan we have heated some oil and have cooked onions, capsicum and blanched tomatoes followed by the flavouring elements sugar, oregano, chili powder and vinegar together and our Indian style Mexican salsa is ready to be served!
You can also use Indian style Mexican salsa as a party starter or quick evening snack with nachos for your family! There’s a variation to the Mexican salsa recipe which is uncooked salsa where ingredients are not cooked! Salsa is available in packaged form and in many restaurants yet making it at home is efficient and also healthy!
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Enjoy Mexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | homemade fresh tomato salsa | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- tomato salsa, brush 1/ 2tsp oil all over the capsicum and pierce with a fork and hold over the flame until the skin blackens.
- Remove from the flame, immerse it in water and allow it to cool.
- Once cooled, remove the burnt skin on the capsicum with your hands, deseed it and chop it finely. Keep aside.
- Heat the remaining 3 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar, chilli powder and oregano, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the tomatoes are soften, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the chillies in vinegar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve homemade tomato salsa warm with tortilla chips.
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Salsa, Mexican Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe recipe with step by step photos
Mexican dips are vibrant, delicious and loaded with a lot of veggies generally. Fresh tomato salsa, salsa fresca or Picco de gallo is a popular Mexican dip made using diced tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, coriander and lime juice. You can relish Mexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | homemade tomato salsa | as a party dip with deep-fried tortilla chips i.e nacho chips or serve it with tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. Listing down some other popular Mexican dip recipes https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Mexican-Dips-416 that you might love to try :
To prepare Mexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | fresh homemade tomato salsa | brush ½ tsp oil all over the capsicum.
Pierce with a fork and hold over an open flame. Roast until the skin blackens from all over. You can even roast the capsicum in an oven by placing them on a greased baking tray. Roast them for 20 minutes at 200’C, rotate and roast them for another 20 minutes.
Remove from the flame, immerse it in water and allow it to cool. Another way is to place the capsicum in a food-grade plastic bag or place the roasted peppers on a cutting board, then invert a large bowl over the top of them. The bag/bowl traps the steam inside that will help in peeling them easily.
Once cooled, remove the burnt skin on the capsicum with your hands. Deseed it and chop it finely. Keep aside.
To makeMexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | fresh homemade tomato salsa | blanch the fresh tomato, boil enough water in a deep pan.
Take 6 medium-sized ripe, red tomatoes and rinse them. We have used regular Indian tomatoes but, you can also make use of Italian tomatoes or Roma tomatoes if available
Scoop out and discard the eyes of the tomatoes using the tip of a sharp knife.
Make a criss-cross cut at the base of each tomato. The “X” cuts help in easy removal of skin after blanching.
Put the tomatoes in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until the skin separates from the tomatoes.
Using a slotted spoon remove the tomatoes from hot water.
Immerse them in cold water for some time. Refreshing prevents overcooking of tomatoes due to internal cooking and helps in retaining the bright red color.
When the tomatoes are cooled, peel and discard the skin and seeds. Chop on a chopping board. Keep aside.
To prepare Mexican salsa recipe | Indian style Mexican salsa | fresh homemade tomato salsa | heat the remaining 3 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan.
Once the oil is hot, add onions.
Sauté on a medium for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft and translucent.
Add the capsicum. Authentic salsa is made using chile pepper but, since it is not easily available in India, we are making use of capsicum.
Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes. You can make the salsa with any kind of tomato, but the firm, fleshy ones will hold up the best. Canned fire-roasted tomatoes can also be added to offer rich roasted tomato flavor in the Mexican salsa.
Add salt. The tomato salsa would taste flat without the salt.
Add sugar. The sugar is only needed if your tomatoes are very tangy.
Add chilli powder. Depending on the heat level you prefer, increase or decrease the amount of chilli powder.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the tomatoes are soften while stirring occasionally.
Add chillies in vinegar. You can even make use of regular vinegar or lemon juice.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Taste the salsa and adjust the flavor accordingly.
Serve warm Mexican salsa | Indian style Mexican salsa | fresh homemade tomato salsa | with this super homemade nacho chips recipe.
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