Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spinach Enchiladas

Today I am here with a nice Mexican food recipe .Once in a while its good to leave off your strick diet rule and enjoy the creamy spinach with the chewy cheese combo rolled in corn tortillas..hmm the yummy tomato base sauce with the cheesy spinach rolled enchilada make the best combo ever.....This is the best meal anyone can ever have.I made a big trayof this enchiladas which got almost empty in no time. I must confess that it came out so good and yummy which forced me to post this recipe immediately. Its the best recipe to share with you all.So here i am....

Corn tortilla - 6 large
Spinach - 1 bunch /a frozen pack
Green onions - 1/4 cup
Garlic cloves - 3-4
Oil - 1 tsp
Cheese -1cup+3tbsp
Sour cream - 1/2 cup

For the base sauce:-
Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
tomato basil pasta sauce- 1 cup
Barbecue Sauce - 1 tbsp
Sambalo-leek - 1 tsp
chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp

1.Take a pan , add 1tsp of oil and then add green onions followed by garlic to it and saute for 1 min in medium heat till it just releases the fragrance.
2.Chop the spinach into thin strips and cook in microwave for 4 mins.
3.Add the spinach to the onions and saute for another 5 mins.Then remove from heat.
4.Add sour cream and 3/4 cup of cheese of your choice and mix properly adding enough salt and pepper.I have added even chilly flakes as we like it spicy[Its optional]
5.Now mix all the base sauce ingredients and keep ready.
6.Now take a large pan and just heat up the corn tortilla on both side for about 15 secs without adding any oil . a big spoon full of spinach mixture in the center flatten a bit and roll them up .Then place the folded side down in a 9x13 inch pan which has a little of base sauce already spread in it.
8.Similarly roll out remaining 5 tortillas and place them one after the other .Then pour the remaining tomato base sauce over the tortilla rolls cover totally with this sauce.
9.Pre-heat the oven to about 350deg F .Now sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of tortillas uniformly and bake in the oven till the sauce starts to bubble and the cheese melts and turns slightly brown about 8-10 mins.
Enjoy when its still hot....


trupti said...

those are nice! never used a tomato-basil pasta sauce before...I use enchilada sauce, your version looks delightful!

Coffee said...

Nice presentation Soumya :)

Roopa said...

soumya, those look so delicious. love them!!
The spinach filling is really nice!

Asha said...

YUM!! I love Enchiladas.Spinach makes it even better.BBQ sause and Sambal Olek are not traditional Mexican addition but makes a spicy,sweet and tangy fare!:))

Good one S!Have agreat weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Soumaya,
It looks yummy, By the way which cheese do you use

Seema said...

Soumya, Bhari layka kanthu. Enage ase avthu...Aanu idra ee weekend try madutte aatha.

Prema Sundar said...

I want to make echiladas for a long time. Your recipe looks so good that i think its time for me to try it out soon. good work soumya. thanks for the recipe.

Cynthia said...

Nice going Doc. I like the idea of using the spinach.

Kajal said...

Hi Soumya,
Good presentation with nice photo.
It looks sooooooooooo yummy...........
Delicious dish...........Am I invited?????????????
Happy Weekend.:)

Sharmi said...

waw those surely look nice. I liked the baked samosas too.

Gattina said...

oh my gosh it looks insanely good!!!

Sandeepa said...

Wow soumya they look terrific. You too are an sambal oleak fan !!! After Seema's repeated posts I got a jar too and I love it

Lakshmik said...

Hi Soumya

Can I make the enchiladas with flour tortilla. I have a pack in my fridge. Also which brand corn tortilla do you use. I never find them when I go to the grocery store.

Vcuisine said...

Its tempting. Nice presentation Soumya. Viji

Sia's Corner said...

wow soumya...enchilada bhari laika kantu... aanu idara innu try madidille. ninna post nodi igale madekku heli avtu:)

swapna said...

WOW thats great soumya
wonderful pictures.
i liked the thought of baking the samosa.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey thanks friend for all your supporting and encouraging comments which you have posted.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Rekha,
I have used Shredded blend of cheddar and montery jack cheese here. said...

Looks really good! The spinach filling looks the best!

Seema said...

I tried out your enchiladas and they turned out fantabulous. We enjoyed the dinner and I am surely gonna keep making this from now on.

Suganya said...

I can hardly cut my lasagna or enchilada photo-worthy as yours. Lovely photos