Simple Dandelion Leaves that grow in your garden come with a host of health benefits. Make a tossed salad with the Dandelion Greens. You can make it simple like the one I have made of dress it up to suit your tastes. Try it!
A sauce that is exactly the Subway Sauce.
Also called the Southwest Sauce, use this Homemade Chipotle Sauce as a spread or as a dip with your fish, chicken, tacos, nachos, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers or like my husband did on his pasta.
It is only recently that these sauces are available in Goa and we buy all the flavours of Wingreens sauces. One or two of them get used then the rest are pushed to the background and forgotten.
In my small contribution to the environment, I am trying to reduce what we buy and consume all we buy. This sauce is aimed to reduce the plastic waste I create. I have Adapted Chipotle Sauce to suit my Indian pantry where I have no access to chipotle pepper sauce.
The other reason for posting today is I am participating in #DipYourChips at 76HWCG Healthy Wealthy Cuisine. This is my first post with them I have been drooling over the innovative and delicious dishes the group dishes out and could not resist not being a part of the group.
Here are the dips made by the members
The requirements of the good Homemade Chipotle Sauce
It has to be easy, creamy, spicy and of course, as a homemade sauce has to be healthy.
I know that healthy part is a contradictory but since the preservatives are minimum we will assume it. If I make my own mayo the preservatives will reduce even further.
The sauce is mayonnaise-based so a good mayo is what needed. I have used a store brought mayo. You can use eggless mayo available.
The ingredients I have used to make Chipotle Sauce
- Mayonaise or Mayo is an emulsion of oil, eggs lemon juice or vinegar. Mayo is used as a dressing or a condiment and a base of many sauces. There are egg-free ones available commercially they suit the purpose ideally.
- Sour cream is soured cream in Great Britain, a dairy product made by fermenting cream. To make sour cream at home using the malai that you separate from the milk. Leave it overnight on the counter with a teaspoon of regular curds.
- Coriander leaves called cilantro or Chinese parsley gives the sauce a great flavour.
- Tomato a small tomato is great for sight tang the sauce has.
- Onion use a small one or anything between 1/4 to 1 onion.
- Chilli use 1-2 chilli to suit your taste depending on the heat of the chilli and the spice levels you can stand.
- Garlic use 1 big clove or 1/2 tsp of garlic paste.
- Cumin powder roasted jeera/cumin that I grind for everyday use.
- Chilli powder I used chilli powder you can use sweet paprika or cayenne powder too. Adjust to suit your taste.
- Salt And sugar to suit your taste add after you taste the end product. There are some recipes that use corn syrup too.
I have adapted this recipe from here.
Homemade Chipotle Sauce
- chutney jar of mixer/blender
- food processor
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves
- 1/2 tomato roughly chopped
- 1/2 onion roughly chopped
- 2 chillies roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- In the mixer chutney bowl crush coriander leaves, tomato, onion, chillies, and garlic paste.
- Meanwhile in the food processor add the cumin powder, chilli powder, mayonnaise, sour cream.
- Add the crushed contents of the mixer, add salt ad sugar and pulse for a few moments. Take care not to beat more than required as the sour cream may separate.
- Transfer to a container and store in fridge.
- Use within 2 weeks in the fridge.
- I added 1/2 tsp more chilli powder.
- Use 4-5 cherry tomatoes in case you have them.
There are many variations like using vinegar, curds, corn syrup but basically you will have to balance the tastes to suit your palate.
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Other Sauce/Dips you may like
- Easy Peasy Chamoy Sauce
- Silken Tofu Creamy Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Russian Dressing
- Spanish Romesco Sauce
- Tomato Sauce
- Cauliflower and Peas in Cheese Sauce
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