Aug 23, 2010

Veggie Enchiladas

Whenever we invite someone who is not used to Indian food for lunch or dinner, it's always more conscious selection on what to cook.
Specially when it's for lunch. None other than we Indians can eat what lunch meant back home. Here everyday/ weekday European lunch consists of salads, soup, sandwich ! But now when we are inviting someone for lunch, somehow this menu doesn't go down for us.

A few weekend back we had friends for lunch and i went through same dilemma, so i ended up preparing some fusion in the end. I prepared veggie enchiladas with kidney beans, some potato crust rice Iranian way, and to add some Indian flavor some aloo tikkis and traditional Gujarati dish Handvo.

I am very fond of this enchiladas and luckily i got enough time for a few clicks (advantage of not going for cooking full Indian meal) so sharing that recipe here.

Let's collect Ingredients :

For Filling:
100 gm Kidney Beans
2 Spring Onions
A pinch of Baking Soda / Sodium-bi-carbonate
1-2 tsp Red Chillies Powder
2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
Salt to taste

For Gravy:
3-4 Tomatoes
2-3 Garlic Flakes
Dry Onions
Red Chillies Powder

For Wraps:
Tortillas (I used Corn flour Tortillas )

Let's prepare Filling:

- Soak Kidney beans for about 6 hrs / overnight in hot water with a pinch of sodium-bi-carbonate.

- Drain the water and rinse beans in fresh water.

- Add salt and cook beans till its done.

- Mash them roughly, don't mash completely, just do half-done.

- Add finely chopped spring onions and mix.

- Take a little butter in a pan, melt it on slow flame.

- Add the prepared mixture, red chillies powder and tomato ketchup t it.

- Mix well and let it done on slow flame.

Let's prepare Gravy:

- Take a pan. Put tomatoes, 2-3 garlic flakes, Onions, add a little water and boil it together.

- When cooked blend it in a blender or mixer with some more water. (The consistency should be like a thin soup but not watery).

- Put on stove. Add Salt, Sugar, Oregano, Red Chillies Powder and bring it to boil.

- Keep it boiling on slow flame for about 5-7 mins.

Let's assemble Enchiladas:

Put the filling in the middle of tortillas.

Wrap it from two sides.

Arrange them in a Baking dish.

Pour some of the gravy on each of the wraps.

Sprinkle a lot of cheese over that.

Bake it in pre-heated oven at 200 C for 30 mins or till the cheese is melted.

While serving the enchiladas, put a little hot gravy again in the serving dish, enjoy your enchiladas!


Lizzy said...

Drooling! I love enchiladas!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That tray is making me hungry! Umm umm good!

priya said...

Aww...u made it look so good ! Cant resist but to think myself invited at the lunch at ur place ..:)
Good one Lopa ! This energized me to try something, once m back home.

Smitha said...

save me some!!

notyet100 said...

looks deliciousm,,..

Priti said...

Yummy feeling so hungry now

Nandini Chhatre said...

Hi Lops,
Looks very yummy. One question. I do not have a regular oven...just microwave....So I am not sure, how to cook it in there...or is it only for melting the cheese. :|


~ Lopa said...

Thanks everyone :)

Priya, you are welcome anytime. It will be nice to have some friends over :)

Yes you can prepare it in microwave, just that i like the crust which oven gives it.
For cooking in microwave, You can cover it with wax paper. Microwave on high for 9 mins, turning dish halfway through cooking time and then sprinkling the cheese.

Priya said...

Super delicious enchiladas, yet to try at home..very tempting dish..

sm said...

feeling hungry now

Pearl said...

Dear Lopa,I always go thru ur blog, cook with me,I feel really happy to read ur recipes,I appreciate the patience u have to show step by step method for novice people so as to get an idea exactly how to cook ,ashu is really lucky to have a wife like u ------god bless u

Radhika said...

Gorgeous dish. Aloo Tikki n Handvo sounds inviting.

Aledys Ver said...

This would be something new for me to try! I tried enchiladas while I was living in Mexico years and years ago, but back then, anything "foreign" did not really attract me, somehow.
THanks for sharing this!

Sunitha said...

Hi, I just moved to Amsterdam from Dallas, TX and found your blog through LizzyGoesDutch. I am trying to cook some Indian dishes for a couple of Dutch friends and am struggling to find an Indian grocery . Do you have any recommendations on where I could find some basic Indian ingredients like dal, panneer and okra?
Thanks a ton

~ Lopa said...

Hi Sunitha,
First of all very sorry for late reply, was out of the town.

Well there are many Indian stores in Amsterdam and Amstelveen where you can find almost all indian ingredients.
Here is a link, where you can find indian stores in various NL cities.

Hope this is useful to you.

Thanks for dropping by here, hope to know you more :)

Anonymous said...


Thank you for the link. I found a couple of stores for all the ingredients. To my surprise and delight the Indonesian toko around the corner from me carries fresh curry leaves.


Dr.Sameena Prathap


Drool worthy dish...lovely clicks...


Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Sunitha,

great,amazing...drool worhty...lovely clicks...


sm said...

tasty dish

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Jay said...

Hy Lopa,
fantastic clicks with awesome presentation..Am your new follower now..:)
visit mine sometime..
Tasty appetite

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