Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Ever noticed how much fresher and tastier food tastes when made at home than the ones we buy outside. I have always noticed the difference but it still manages to surprise me how much tastier and fresher food tastes at home. Whether it is this garam masala powder, this rasam powder or this pav bhaji masala, I have realized that using home made makes a huge difference in taste, not to mention just a little goes a long way in terms of flavor.

Now I can add one more item to my list..... salsa. Until recently the only kind of salsa I ever used was the ones that came in a bottle. I had always intended to try salsa at home sometime but somehow it never featured very high in my priorities....until a few weeks back, when I tried salsa for the first time at home.

I was just blown away at how delicious it tasted and how easy it is to make :) I wonder why I took so long to try it. Anyway to make up for lost time I have been making this frequently since then and it tastes delicious every single time :) It's easy peasy, just cut everything, mix it, chill it and enjoy with some tortilla chips. Nice to have for the weekend :) So if you have a packet of tortilla chips in your pantry, here is the recipe for salsa that you could make to go with it :)


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Ingredients and Method to make Salsa (adapted from this recipe on food network)
1 very small red onion cut very fine (or half of a medium red onion)
3 medium tomatoes deseeded and cut fine ( I used roma tomatoes)
1 jalapeno cut very fine (deseeded if you do not want too much heat) (or to taste)
3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
salt to taste
3 tsp lemon juice (or to taste)
a pinch of red chili powder (optional or to taste) 

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours for the flavors to infuse.

Serve with favorite mexican dishes or with some tortilla chips

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