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Guajes or huajes are the flat, green (or brown) pods of the Leucaena spp. The pods are sometimes light green or deep red in color -- both taste the same. 

Guaje seeds are small and turn brown as they age.  The seeds are eaten raw with guacamole, sometimes cooked and made into a sauce. They can also be made into fritters. The ground seeds are used to impart a slightly garliky flavor to a mole (sauce) called guaxmole (huaxmole). The dried seeds may be toasted and salted and eaten as a snack eferred to as "cacalas".  Tastes so delicious with tortilla chips, Tacos.  This recipe was given by a mexican friend. 


Ingredients :

Guajes seeds - 1 1/2 cup ( slightly dry roast in the pan)
Jalapeno - 3 ( charred slightly)
Garlic - 3 pods
Lime juice - 1 tbsp ( add to your taste)
Coriander leaves - 1 handful
Water as needed while grinding
Salt as needed.

Method :

1. Grind the charred chilli and garlic in the mixer to smooth paste.
2. Then add the seeds, coriander, lime juice and salt.
3.  Use a Pulser to grind.  The consistency should be coarse not smooth.  If it is smooth it spoils the taste.
4. You can serve this as dip, topping or spread. 


Traditionally they are made in stone molcajete.


Unknown  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM)  

Totally new to me but looks very fresh n interesting

Simplyfood  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:42 AM)  

What a wonderful dip and the photos are amazing.

Anu Nandu  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM)  

I'm signing up for this dinner! Love the freshness and simplicity of this meal. And those grilled them!!

Unknown  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:22 AM)  

Very new to me never use this seeds interesting recipe Pavithra..

Smita Srivastava  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:24 AM)  

What a wonderful recipe .... Love ur beautiful clicks too!!

Sujana  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:25 AM)  

such a refreshing salsa, will definitely make it
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

sathya  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM)  

Wonderful salsa, very interesting and new !

Anonymous –   – (December 10, 2010 at 1:01 PM)  

looks fantastic.i have never heard of it

divya  – (December 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM)  

Looks great are awesome..:)

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (December 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM)  

thanks for sharing a new ingredient and this recipe. looks vibrant.

Unknown  – (December 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM)  

hey, amazing pictures and that is a new kind of bean I heard about and the salsa simply looks beautiful.

FewMinute Wonders  – (December 10, 2010 at 5:21 PM)  

I am not aware of this kind of salsa. I thought it was green salsa when I looked at the pictures before I read your post. the clicks are amazing as usual.

Priya Suresh  – (December 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM)  

I never saw this kind of bean, beautiful and catchy salsa..

Anuradha  – (December 10, 2010 at 9:24 PM)  

This type of bean is new to me. Simple and classic recipe! Lovely pics! Great job anni!

GEETHA ACHAL  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:07 PM)  

புது விதமாக இருக்கின்றது....பகிர்வுக்கு மிகவும் நன்றி...முதல் தடவையாக இதனை பார்க்கிறேன்...அருமை...

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:35 PM)  

Wonderful and unique. I've never heard of it. Looks like parangi vidhai small size.

Gayathri Kumar  – (December 11, 2010 at 1:27 AM)  

Never seen these seeds before. Salsa looks great..

Unknown  – (December 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM)  

This is awesome Pavitra ....sounds spicy and fresh dip :)

Nisa Homey  – (December 11, 2010 at 9:34 PM)  

Hi pavitra...thanks for visiting my space and for following me....what a wonderful space u have here ...I am awestruck by your clicks and presentation....this bean is totally new to much to learn....keep rocking.

Nithya  – (December 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM)  

Something absolutely new to me.. and I am not sure if I could ever think of getting these here :)

Looks so yumm and you seem to rock with your camera these days :)

Raks  – (December 13, 2010 at 4:04 AM)  

Wow,another international cuisine from you,sounds and looks very yummy!

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM)  

That is such a wonderful salsa and a very different variation to guacamole dip or even other green salsas

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