Mexican food is probably the only other cuisine (first being the Indian ) which I can have meal after meal. The reason seems to be simple: It is as flavorful as Indian food . Ever since I moved to USA, I have been yearning to cook authentic Mexican.
Just last week only I was given an opportunity to learn more about Mexican food and culture first hand from a home style cook. Priscila Cepeda, one of my IWC friends, was more than happy to give up the apron and share some of her tips & techniques for Mexican cooking. She was very patient with all of us and a very good teacher.
I learned about traditional seasonings in Mexican food. Along with that I found some spices that are common to Indian cuisine such as cilantro, cumin, garlic & dried red chilies. And I was not surprised by the way these were used. It’s amazing to see how same spices & similarity in their usage can yield different flavors!
So here’s the list of all the dishes we learnt that morning:
· Pinto Beans
· Mexican Rice
· Chili Relleno
· Tomato Sauce
· Hibiscus Tacos
Chili Nogada ( The only Non vegetarian dish, but I’ve a good replacement for meat here )
Recipes coming soon .