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Sunday, May 18, 2008


I love Mexican food. Mexican cuisine has excellent spicy and rich dishes. I love Tostadas because they have layers of flavors of rice to beans to salsa to cheese and vegetables too. Tostadas are very easy to make, and when you are in hurry or want to serve in a party to lot of people, this is the perfect entree. I made fresh cilantro sauce instead of plain sour cream, which is much more flavorful than plain sour cream.

  • Tostada
  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce - shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Rice, boiled
  • Hot Salsa, to taste
  • Scallions, chopped

-- For Chunky Guacamole

  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 small Tomato, chopped
  • 1 small Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • Salt to taste

-- For Beans

  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 3/4 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Chipotle pepper, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

-- For Cilantro Sauce

  • 1-1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeño
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream, light
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt to taste


-- For Guacamole
1. In a bowl, stir together the avocados, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, green chilli, salt, and hot sauce.

2. Stir as little as possible. Do not mash avocados.

-- For Beans

1. In a bowl, mix black beans, corn kernels, red bell pepper, taco seasoning, oil, and salt.

2. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes.

-- For Cilantro Sauce

1. In blender, mix Cilantro, sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice, jalapeño, salt, and water. Blend until it is smooth and creamy.

--For Tostadas

1. Arrange Tostadas in baking sheet with a liberal amount of beans and rice.

2. Put spoonful of Chunky Guacamole on it.

3. Top with hot salsa and then cheese. Broil until cheese is melting.

4. Serve immediately with lettuce, cilantro sauce, and chopped scallions.



Swati Raman Garg said...

all this sounds n looks so blisful... to good madhavi...

vandana rajesh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog madhavi. thats an interesting mexican recipe you have there. Will definitely give it a try.

bhags said...

the tostadas look real nice and crunchy

Sagari said...

madhavi ,tostadas look soooooo temptinggg

Asha said...

We love those, so tasty and crispy crunch!:))

Uma said...

Lovely tostadas, Madhavi! So tempting.

Suma Rajesh said...

hai madhavi...thanks for ur comment ....ur blog is very gud...i too luv mexican food..will try ur recipe for sure...i have added u in my blogroll...

Cham said...

I love the crispy tostadas Madhavi! Looks superb and colorful!

ranji said...

great madhavi..they looks simply sdelcious!!!love guacamole ..they make the wrap even more delicous...yumm!!

Laavanya said...

The cilantro sauce sounds like a winner... this has me craving for some tostadas right away!

Divya Vikram said...

love tostadas anytime MAdhavi..looks too delicious..thanks for the recipe

Meera said...

THose are delicious looking tostadas. Great job, Madhavi

Shubha Ravikoti said...

You tell me one thing Madhu ... How do u come up with some unique and amazing recipes... it looks drool worthy... yumm yumm yummmmmm

Dhivya said...

I too love tostadas dear!!!!!!pic looks so tempting!!!!

I was very touched by ur care dear!!!I am doing better now!will defenetly try to visit all blogs.....

Anonymous said...

Wow...this looks great.

Madhavi said...

Thanxxx Swati :)

Thanxx Vandana for droppin' by and lovely comment :)

Thanxx bhags :)

Thanxx Sagari :)

Thanxx Asha :)

Thanxx Uma :)

Thanxx Suma for droppin' by and addin' me in ur blog roll :)

Thanxx Cham :)

Thanxx Ranji, ya love guacamole in wraps :)

Madhavi said...

Thanxx lavanya, ya cilantro sauce is awesome, and also can use as a dip and as a chutney for sandwich.

Thanxx Divya :)

Thanxx Meera :)

Thanxx Subha :)

thanxx Dhivya :) Happy to see u dear, we all miss u, great to know that now u r doin' better. Take care of urself.

thanxx Homecooked :)

Hetal said...

These Tostadas look wonderful...

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Hetal :)

Maheswari said...

Those are so tempting n to try some

Swati Raman Garg said...

hello madam.. something for u in the kaddu ki sabzi wala blog..:)

SASHREE said...

that comes a nice mexican recipe,tostadas looks really nice

Sangeeth said...

sounds yummy in my tummy ;) too good..i luv mexican recipes...

ranji said...

an award waiting for u in my blog:)..congrats and enjooy!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Hi u have a surprise at my blog

Meera said...

A surprise is waiting for you at my blog!:-) Hope you like it.

TS said...

this is awesome!

Archy said...

Wow,wat a lovely presentation Madhavi !!
U r really great to try mexicon recipes!! I never tried :) !!

Veena Theagarajan said...

Interesting recipe.. Will try soon