Homemade Mexican Salsa


"Chips and Salsa" is a universal favourite, and though Salsa finds its origin in the mexican cuisine, it's fame has crossed borders and travelled far and wide. It is similar to ketchup, but much more tasty and spicy. In fact, different cuisines have added their touches to salsa and hence you'll find a variety of salsa bottles on supermarket aisles. I'm sure most of you know how to make this, but just for the benefit of a few of my readers who might not, here's my homemade authentic mexican salsa recipe.

Ingredients
1/2 medium onion - finely chopped
3 medium tomatoes
1/2 capsicum - chopped finely
3 serrano chillies - chopped
red chilly powder (optional)
salt/pepper - to taste
2 tsp oil

Method
Take a pan, add 2 tsp oil and add the chopped onion, capsicum and the serrano chillies. Saute for 1-2 mins, but not so that they become soggy. Then add the chopped tomato. Add some salt, and red chilli powder and mix everything together. Remove from flame and let the mixture cool a little. Finally pulse everything together in a mini-grinder or food processor for 2 mins. DO NOT add water. Make sure that the salsa remains chunky, and do not blend it into a paste.

There, a perfect accompaniment to your chips (tortilla or regular) is ready. Enjoy and indulge in the spicy flavours of Mexican food!!


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12 comments :

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice post! Mexican salsa is like our very own subzi!Just need to grind coarsely.

bhags said...

I am a salsa fan, with corn chips....never have made it though...thanks for the recipe

Rahin said...

hey mansi thank u for sharing this recipe ...i mean who does not love mexican salsa ? n tht too home made ? :)

TBC said...

Wow! You're on a cooking and posting spree :)

Mansi Desai said...

Great to know I share my love for salsa (the dance too:)) with so many of you!!:)

TBC - this is th eold stuff coming out:) plus, since i have my parents and in-laws visting us, I really am on a cooking spree....hahahaha...

Cynthia said...

And like the fact that we can put other ingredients and create our own versions.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Hey Mansi....Great...There are hardly a few ppl who can deny Big B's 'fanclub-ship' :-)
Great knowing u....will look fwd to ur meme too :-)
By the way,I love the chips-salsa combo :-)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That sounds muy caliente!

As a little piece of trivia, did you know that a few years ago salsa started replacing ketchup as the most commonly sold condiment in the US?

Kelly Mahoney said...

I love salsa. I went to a Mexican restaurant out here and they made the salsa in front of you with the desired amount of heat. It was my favorite part of the meal.

Jeena said...

Nice Salsa Mansi. :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

Nice! I make a cold salsa with almost the same ingredients... cheers! And now i feel like hving some salsa and chips :|

Reeta Skeeter said...

Nice! I make a cold salsa with almost the same ingredients... cheers! And now i feel like hving some salsa and chips :|