Monday, November 17, 2008

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa is Spanish/Italian for sauce.Salsas are common in Mexican cuisine and are varied.One of them is Salsa Verde or Green Sauce.This is made from Tomatillos or small green husked tomatoes.They are not to be confused with green tomatoes though.

Salsa Verde is made by pureeing cooked tomatillos with chiles,onions,cilantro etc.The flavour ranges depending upon the spices.I got a simple roasted tomatillo salsa from epicurious and tried it out.It was a tangy and nicely different from the tomato salsa/sauce which we normally use.So here's the recipe.

Ingredients:

Tomatillos: 2-3
Onion: 1 small
Green chillies/jalapenos: 1+as per taste
Garlic: 1-2 cloves unpeeled
Cilantro/coriander:2 tbsp chopped
Salt

Preparation:
All the ingredients can be adjusted as per taste and choice.

Remove the husk from tomatillos and clean them using warm water to remove stickiness.Place tomatillos,green chilli/jalapenos,onion peeled and roughly chopped,unpeeled garlic in a baking sheet and broil for 7-10 minutes until the tomatillos are lightly charred.Turn once during broiling,so that they get evenly cooked.Remove the charred skin of garlic and top of green chillies

Puree all the roasted items and cilantro and salt and serve with tortilla chips.
This tangy dip can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.



After dipping chips in this tangy and spicy salsa verde on Day #17 of Recipe Marathon,lets take a sneak peak into fellow runners kitchen:

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)LakshmiVenkatesh 20) Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Kamalika 23)Pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi



18 Comments:

G.Pavani said...

ooh..it looks spicy n yummy

Adlak's tiny world said...

yum yum greeny salsa. looks awesome.

Tok Tok tok knocking yr door, come on come on pick up from me.

Cham said...

The green is very pretty and much needed in those dull days :)

Priya said...

Quite interesting..looks fabulous..

raaji said...

oooh i usually use them in dals/...
they taste quite diffrent .....

Medhaa said...

looks nice, like the color

Usha said...

I imagine this tasted pretty yum, with flavors of tang and spice...

Yasmeen said...

Delicious dip for crispy chips:)

n33ma said...

Love the color.

Suma Rajesh said...

yummy green salsa...delicious dipping..

anudivya said...

I've had it just once or twice made by a friend and loved it, but never tried it at home. Looks nice!

Siri said...

Ah! a classic mexican recipe..:) yummy.

Cheers,
Siri

Purva Desai said...

It looks sizzling hot.....

karuna said...

nevere made salsa at home, specially here in san diego u get such tasty ones. u version looks nice and spicy. will try it out for sure.

Uma said...

so colorful and mouth-watering!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy and spicy dip.

Bhawana said...

I liked this dip.n m sure it wud be great with chips.

Divya Kudua said...

Green salsa looks delicious...great pic too!!

Thanks for visiting my Blog

/*TYNT script starts here */ /*TYNT ends */