Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mexican -Black bean and Corn Tortilla Soup

This hearty one pot meal is as delicious and nutritious as it can get .Mexican flavors are quite close to Indian ones because they also use tomatoes,chilis,coriander leaves,cumin etc in their foods.Addition of crispy tortillas (similar to papads but made of cornflour) adds a nice crunch to the soup.

1 tsp olive oil
1 can tomato sauce
1 chopped ripe tomato
1cup  corn kernels
1 can organic tender cooked  black beans
1 clove  grated fresh garlic
1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili pwdr
1/2 tsp cumin pwdr

1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp lime juice
1tsp pepper pwdr
salt to taste
Handful of crispy tortilla chips
chopped cilantro for garnish

Note :  Add the tortilla chips just before serving or they'll get soggy.Also cut the avocado and add to the soup just before eating or it'll turn dark.

Directions :
Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add the grated garlic ,let it sizzle for a  few seconds then add the chopped tomato,corn kernels and black beans .Add ,salt ,pepper,cumin ,chili pwdr,lemon -pepper seasoning and oregano.Cook for 5 -7 mins .Add the tomato sauce and vegetable  broth  and simmer on a medium flame for another 10 mins.Turn off the heat and add sour cream and blend in .Serve hot with sliced avocados and tortilla chips crushed on top .Squeeze  lime juice as per taste and garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.


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  2. I love Mexican food. Have just fallen in love with it recently :D I'm trying to learn to cook more. Your dish look very delicious.

  3. wow nice and healthy bowl full of soup...yum yum

  4. Can have this nutritious packed soup anytime....I'm sure it tasted yummy with crispy tortillas
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Creamy and yummy soup perfect for this weather

  6. hah!!! nw thats what i call comfort food...:)
    looks delicious Ragz!!! :)

  7. They are close, 'cause of the use of spices and cilantro, tomatoes and garlic, and the multiple flavors in single dishes. The soup sounds delicious

  8. Delicious soup..Crunchy tortilla in a soup..sounds interesting !!

  9. Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    Soup looks yummy and tempting.

  10. It's that time of year again when I start craving for some soup.Makes me wonder where summer went.This looks delicious.Thanks for sharing your recipe.I hope you could add a foodista widget to this so we could find your recent recipes.Thanks!

  11. Hy dear...!

    congrats on the winning of CSN giveaway at Shabitha's space...Wishing you many many more...:D


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