Its kind of cloudy here from yesterday, light rain too which made everything look beautiful and clear, I always write about rain when it rains here 🙂
One thing that I want while it rains is some spicy & flavorful food which makes me
the happiest person on earth 🙂
This time I was inspired to cook some “Mexican food” so tried making these while I had this song played throughout.
“Get Lucky” by Pharrelle Williams & Nile Rodgers
Thanks to “Chipotle” for providing such a luscious meal, a remarkably nutritious and healthy food that they serve. For those who are unfamiliar, ” Chipotle” is a fast food chain in USA serving Mexican inspired food, the word “Chipotle” otherwise means “smoked Chili”
This is one place that my NA would cheer every time when asked where she would like to dine,
there introduction of a new protein dish called the “Sofritas” which is made with “Tofu” brought even more happiness and satisfaction for the vegetarian’s here asI perceive that it isn’t easy for the vegetarians to survive in this country.
Though there are many options for’em to choose from, with the mixed culture and cuisines of the immigrants here, most if it are not heightened to a level of approval as anything made with “Tofu”.
Mushroom’s , different varieties of Cheese , Sprouts and Lentil’s are the other main options.
Since I made these, we had “Burrito Bowl” for dinner, which is mixed layers of rice , sauteed vegetable’s , beans, Sofritas (or any meat) , Salsa (Mexican style Sauce) topped with Sour cream ,cheese and Guacamole / Avocado in a bowl,
we dig into it to enjoy the mixture of different flavor’s & texture that different ingredients in it donates.
Here are the main ingredients for making “Sofritas”
Slightly adapted from yupitsvegan.com
Tofu (Extra Firm) – 1 Packet
Any Vegetable Oil – 2 to 4 Tbsp (I used Canola Oil)
|I don’t have a gas burner so tried to burn the Jalapeno in the coil
& it din’t work 😦
For Gravy/ Sauce
* Jalapeno / Mexican Pepper – 1 or 2
(may directly show it to fire to burn the outside
then remove its skin or else roast or grill it to brown its skin )
* Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce – 2 to 4 no’s
* Adobo sauce(From the tin) – 2 Tbsp
* Salsa – 3 Tbsp
* Garlic – 3 cloves finely chopped
* Cilantro/Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup chopped
* White Onion – 1 medium chopped
* Vinegar – 1 Tbsp (I used Apple Cider) or else use fresh lime Juice
* Tabasco Sauce – 1 tbsp (Optional)
* Tomato Sauce – 1 Tbsp
* Sugar – 1 tsp(add as per your preference)
* Salt to taste.
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce is one thing which you might be confused, its available in any Mexican store or search for it in the aisle for sauces in any grocery store.
|Chipotle / Pepper in Adobo sauce|
Making Burrito Bowl
Chicken Burritos and Re-fried Beans