Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CHIPOTLE SAUCE


Chipotle or Chilpotle  (meaning smoked chilli ) sauce is made from smoked jalapeno chillies. It is used in making a lot of Mexican dishes and also can be served with burgers and sandwiches. I have come across many recipes, some are hot while others are slightly mild with the addition of cream and mayonnaise. You can make the hot version and store it for trying out various dishes. In case you don't get jalapeno chillies you can substitute them with any other ones like habanero or bhut jolokia too. If you are using bhut jolokia reduce the quantity to half as they are extremely hot and fiery. The canned chipotle chillies give the smoky flavour to the sauce. In case you cannot find them you can roast the jalapenos the the oven or directly on the gas to get the smoky flavour.

Ingredients:
Jalapeno chillies ... 10
Canned chipotle chillies .. 2
Onion ............... 1/2 cup (sliced)
Celery ............. 1/4 cup (diced)
Carrot .............. 1/4 cup (diced)
Garlic ............... 2-3 cloves
Olive oil ........... 2-3 tbsps
Apple ............. 1/2 cup (diced)
Cream ............. 2-3 tbsps
Tomato puree .. 2 3 tbsps
Tomato ketchup  1 tbsp
Salt ................ to taste

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions.
2. Add the garlic, celery and carrot and stir fry for half a minute.
3. Now add the remaining ingredients except cream.
4. Add 2 cups water or stock.
5. Simmer until the veggies are cooked.
6. Allow it to cool and using a hand blender blend it to a smooth consistency.
7. Pour it back into the pan and stir in the cream. Check the salt and simmer to the desired consistency.

                                       Chipotle Sauce Milder Version 

If you want a milder version take a small portion of the sauce and mix mayonnaise and blend it. This version goes well with the burgers and sandwiches.


Recipe adapted from HERE with some changes.

28 comments:

  1. nice recipe.. thanks for posting..

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  2. Wow chipotle sauce will try this.

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  3. Hey this looks so nice.. Mexican is ma favourite cuisine.. Can we make this sauce using regular Kashmiri red chilles..?

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    1. Kashmiri chillies are not hot enough Abhilasha.. use the normal red chillies.. you can soak the dry red chillies and use them.

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  4. Wow! I have to try this sauce soon!

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  5. What a coincidence that just this morning I read about Chipotle!!

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  6. I love chipotle seasoned meat but I have never tried making chipotle sauce myself. Your recipe looks perfect, must try it soon!

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    1. Thanks dear.. do make it and let me know how it turned out :)

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  7. Now that this sauce is becoming popular everyone is on the look out for its recipe. You have done a wonderful job in putting up such a well described recipe. Much required. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much dear.. I had seen many recipes where people used the canned chillies and blended with other stuff.. even I wanted to make it from the scrach.. comes handy for various recipes..

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  8. The recipe looks so simple n yummm

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  9. Never tried making Chipotle sauce. looks like a good recipe to spice things up!

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    1. Yes it can be used in making many spicy dishes.

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  10. I love chipotle sauce, and we always make our own, because it is just so easy.

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    1. Yes, definitely home made is better as it has no preservatives.

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  11. Looks tasty n easy..never tried at home..

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    1. Yes an easy one.. and can be used in preparing many dishes

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