Hitherto, Mexican foods are famous worldwide. But have you ever thought of having an Indian touch to them? Just like the famous Mc Donalds from the US has to modify its recipe to enter info Indian food market, similarly giving an Indian tinge of taste to Mexican dishes is no bad idea. We Indians are adaptable but, when it comes to food we want the best. Giving an Indian twist to it is no less than the best. So, here are the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes that can make your mouth watery.
They come first in the Top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes. Filled with cheese and potatoes within. They define the fusion of Indian dishes with Mexican very well. Owing to youtube recipes in lockdown, I’m sure you all would have tried making tacos at least once in your homes. If not, then you must have heard about it. It is a traditional dish of Mexico, small hand-sized corn- or wheat-based tortilla topped with a filling. Depending on your preference, you can cook it in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ways.
Commonly, known as Rajma in India, baked beans are very much popular in Mexico as well. Just like in India, they eat Rajma for lunch, dinner, or breakfast. They are also known as Navy beans or Haricot Beans. Topped with bacon, they are delicious to eat.
Mainly, Ranch eggs go well in breakfast. Filled with beans, spices, and Picante sauce served on tortillas with toppings like pico de gallo and avocado. It is an amazing combo of spicy tomato stew with runny eggs. Interestingly, Huevos rancheros are considered a vegetarian Mexican breakfast with eggs, tortillas, and salsa in many western countries. Hence, we include them in the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes.
4.Indo Mexican Macaroni
Depicting the delicious fusion of Indian cuisine with Mexican dishes, Indo-Mexican Macaroni is the fourth number in the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes. It is a pasta dish consisting of spices, cheese, and tangy flavors. Its ingredients basically comprise of mash potatoes, macaroni pasta, American corn, pomegranate, coriander leaves, onion, and green chilies.
5.Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas
Even though the name may sound quite strange to you, I bet the taste won’t. It is one of the popular Indo-Mexican dishes. Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas are cooked by chopping the mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Thereafter, cook them in olive oil in a saute pan for 5-8 minutes, seasoned with spices, salt, and pepper.
Chilaquiles is one of the traditional breakfasts in Mexico. It has tortilla chips simmered in sauce. Even though it originates in Mexico, Americans and Indians eat it in big bites. Its main ingredients are Tortillas, green or red salsa, pulled chicken, cheese, Refried beans, and scrambled eggs.
Mexican rice is a vegetable-loaded delight. It is easy to cook and tasty to eat. It is healthy and delicious both at the same time. Surprisingly, it resembles pulao in the Indian context. So, we include it in the top 20 Indo-Mexican Dishes. Mexican rice is typically made with cumin and gets its orange or red color from the tomato puree.
Burritos are a staple diet of Mexican Californian and Tex-Mex cuisines. It took its form in Californian cuisine. Basically, Its cylindrical shapes wrap. Fried bean burrito with cheese and the machaca burrito is the most popular. Bean burritos and vegetarian burritos are famous in India as well.
People can easily confuse it with chapati in India. Wheat Tortilla also comes from finely ground wheat flour. They are the healthiest of all the Indo-Mexican dishes. It originated from corn tortillas and now goes well with veggies or curry.
Well, I am sure you are hearing this combo for the first time. Dosa in India has always fallen into the south Indian dishes. Unlike always, we bring to you Mexican dosa. The main ingredient includes rice flour and black gram flour. Combining baked beans, spring onions, capsicum, chili powder, tomato ketchup, and red chili sauce adds Mexican flavor.
Menudo is Mexican cuisine. Also known as pork stew, it is not that popular in India. The use of a Cow’s stomach to make it is not eaten in most parts of India but is a well-known breakfast dish in Mexico. Hominy, lime, onions, and oregano mix to season the broth. The cuisine is colorful and aromatic.
In common words, it means wrapped. Mexicans wrap them in corn leaves or banana leaves and stuff them with any stew of preference. Yellow corn kernels are most popular in India. With slow-cooked seasoned meat fillings and sometimes filled with vegetables (potatoes, corn, peppers, or carrots), cheeses, dried fruits, and olives. Tamales are best for non-vegetarians.
13.Frijoles Puercos (Fried Beans)
A popular party dish, Frijoles Puercos is refried beans mixed with cooked chorizo, melted cheese, and smoky chipotle pepper. It is a creamy, flavorful, and versatile Mexican dish made with refried beans, chorizo, cheese, and chilies. It is a delicacy in the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes.
14.Esquites (Corn Stew)
Esquites is a kind of soup with corn inside. It is creamy and topped with fresh pico de gallo, sour cream combined with mayonnaise, and lime juice. For those who love eating spicy and tangy things, this is a best option.
15.Mexican Stuffed Cheese Potato
Made with boiled potatoes, it has a pleasant flavor. Its main ingredients are Potatoes, Milk, Sweet Sauce, Processed cheese, and black Beans. It is popular street food. Also, it is a yummy recipe for vegetarian Mexican food lovers too.
For those loving spicy Bhutta, Elote can be the best Mexican fusion. Elote is a much widespread in Mexico in the form of street food. People even serve it at festivals. Basically, they cover corn with chili powder and fresh lime juice sprinkled on salty cotija cheese and cilantro.
People also call it Mexican Popped Amaranth Candy is a nutritious food. This recipe of Alegria Amaranth Candy is Mexico’s counterpart to the American rice Krispie treat. Combining puffed amaranth with a sticky lime and piloncillo, Alegrias Mexicana tastes like heaven. Hence, we include them in the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes.
Cocadas are traditional coconut confectionery, which people from several countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Venezuela eat. It originates in Spain. It is a cookie made with coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and macadamia nuts. In India, Goans make it majorly from coconuts.
In Spanish, it simply means sauce which can take different forms. Just like tomato chutney is for Indians, Salsa is for Mexicans. Hot peppers are what give salsa its kick. The most popular chile pepper to use is the Jalapeno. It is an easy-to-cook recipe.
Gorditas are similar to stuffed paranthas in the Indian context. In Mexican cuisine, they are stuffed pockets of corn dough, like extra-thick tortillas with a filling. It can be found easily everywhere in Mexico. In India, people commonly fill it with refried beans. You can stuff it with just about anything. It’s crispy and delicious. Here, we end the top 20 Indo-Mexican dishes.