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Enchilada sauce recipe | Home made enchilada sauce

Enchilada sauce is used in many Mexican recipes like burrito, quesadilla and Mexican rice. It can be used as a sauce for pasta too. Today i am sharing the recipe of the Enchilada sauce which i used for the Mexican fried rice. I did this for the cookery show which i did for the Mother’s day last week. The Vietnamese rolls, the mexican rice with enchilada sauce was a huge hit in the show. The recipe of Mexican fried rice will be coming up next on jeyashri’s kitchen.

Enchilada sauce recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Yields: 1 cup

     Onion   1
     Garlic  4 pods
     Olive oil   2 tblsp
     Tomato puree  1/4 cup
     Red chili powder    1-2 tsp
     Oregano   1/2 tsp
     Mixed herbs   1/2 tsp
     Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
     Salt  to taste
     Pepper  1 tsp
     Brown sugar or white sugar   1 tsp
     Plain flour    1 tsp
     Lemon juice  few drops 

Enchilada sauce

  • Chop the onions roughly. In a pan add 1 tblsp of oil and cook the onions and the garlic pods till it becomes nice golden brown.
  • Alternatively you can use onion powder and garlic powder available in super markets. If you have the powders skip the first step and go ahead with grinding.

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  • Once it is done switch off the flame and add the tomato puree (if your tomatoes are nice ripe and red in colour add 3 tomaotes) cumin seeds, red chili powder,herbs and oregano. Add little salt.

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  • Once the mixture is cool grind this into a fine paste.

enchilada sauce 3

  • In the pan add 1 tblsp of olive oil and add the plain flour to this. Cook for 2 minutes and add the ground paste to this.
  • Add water to reach a saucy consistency.
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  • Add pepper powder and brown sugar. Boil this for 2 minutes and switch it off.
  • If using for the rice, burrito or quesadilla, do not add more water. Let this be like a thick sauce.
  • If using for pasta let be little thinner.
  • Switch off the flame and add few lemon juice.

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  • Home made enchilada sauce is ready. This can be stored in clean air tight container and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Enchilada sauce


  1. This sauce can be used for making pasta too.
  2. Keep it refrigerated for 3-4 days in a clean jar.
  3. You can use ripe red tomatoes instead of store bought tomato puree.

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