Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chimichanga

Chimichanga also known as chimmy chonga is a deep fried buritto that is popular in Tex-mex cuisine and in Mexican states.

When comes to vegetarian, it is prepared with flour tortillas by filling with vegetable, black bean and rice with cheese and spice. Nowadays many restaurants offer non deep fried chimichangas. Many of them bake or shallow fry it. This is shallow fry version which turned out crispier too. Try to add or less any ingredients as per your taste.


Ingredients:
  • Black bean - 3/4 cup
  • Medium onion - 1, finely chopped
  • Red bell pepper - 1/4 cup (or any color)
  • Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tortillas - 5 to 6
  • Cheddar cheese - 1/4 cup (I used mexican four cheese)
  • Oil - 4 tbsp



Method:

If you are using canned beans discard the water rinse it and use, otherwise pressure cook the black bean or under instruction. After cooked mash it roughly. Do not make it to paste. 

Heat 3 tsp of oil in a non stick pan, add the chopped onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in bell peppers and cook until tender.
Add tomato puree, after 2 minutes add red chilly powder, coriander powder and salt.Then add the mashed beans and stir for 5 minutes, till all the liquid evaporates.
Place the tortilla in a skillet, sprinkle some oil on top and heat on both sides. On one side at the top, add the bean and some grated cheese.
Fold to one half way  and again fold on both sides.
Add some grated cheese on top, for natural glue :) then fold and heat on the hot griddle with 1 tbsp of oil. Cook on both sides in a low-medium flame till crispier or you can deep fry it.
Serve immediately accompanied with salsa or guacamole, shredded lettuce and sour cream.

32 comments:

PT said...

very delicious.. name is different :)

Akila said...

omg... this is so interesting.....

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Maayeka said...

interesting and new recipe.loved the name:)

Hema said...

Never tasted this before, looks really good..

Vimitha Anand said...

Would love to take a bite... New one and nice one

Mahi said...

I heard this word "chimichanga" in the madagascar 3 movie add! Got to know that its a food just now! :) Looks yum!

faseela said...

wow....super tempting....yum

Priya said...

Omg, am inviting myself to ur place..

Julie said...

Beautifully explained ,bookmarked dear..loved it!!

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Alida said...

Mmm... yummy and well presented too!

Sangeetha said...

similar to Indian Kati roll :) sounds very yummy...lovely pictorials!!
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Sumi said...

must try recipe, love chimichanga, thats what I order whenever I go to a mexican place..Shallow fried sounds interesting

{lauren} thetalkingkitchen said...

Love it! What a great idea. I've been eating pretty much the same thing for the past week with the exception of a baked corn tortilla. Thanks for the recipe!

Gayathri NG said...

Sounds unique n looks so tempting snack, really appeatizing!!

Cathy @ Savory Notes said...

I love the step-by-step pictures; I'll definitely be trying these out soon.

Shobha Kamath said...

Very yummy snack ! Mouth-watering and tempting too!

Lizy said...

mouth watering snack..

Shilpakiran said...

yummmmmmm ..thanks for sharing

Spice up the Curry said...

Interesting recipe. looks very inviting and yummy

Suja Manoj said...

Interesting recipe,looks yum,thanks for sharing.

Rekha said...

very interesting and inviting.. looks fabulous..

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Riley said...

Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Chimichanga looks very delicious...

Avika J Chawla said...

i love mexican food really matches the indian spicy taste..chimichanga a new name but very interesting n tempting..

kala said...

I loveee mexican cusine will def give a try for this yummyyy recipe

Biny Anoop said...

thx for introducing me to this..looks great

Chitra said...

Very new to me. love the recipe..

Jay said...

perfect & yummy...absolutely love it
Tasty Appetite

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I love chimichangas. Gorgeous photo.

Sha Jabi said...

yummyyyy....i wil try
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Mythreyi said...

Looks Delicious.. Firs time here... You have wonderful recipes.... Glad to be in touch with you..

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Tempting..nice pics

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