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SALSA DE GUAJES

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. 













SALSA DE GUAJES

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. 















Note: 

Traditionally they are made in stone molcajete.



 

Sharmilee! :)  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM)  

Totally new to me but looks very fresh n interesting

simply.food  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:42 AM)  

What a wonderful dip and the photos are amazing.

Mriganayani  – (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 jalapenos...omg..love them!!

rekhas kitchen  – (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 Sankar  – (December 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM)  

Wonderful salsa, very interesting and new !

munchcrunchandsuch  – (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 ..pictures are awesome..:)

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

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

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal  – (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.

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

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

Gayathri's Cook Spot  – (December 11, 2010 at 1:27 AM)  

Never seen these seeds before. Salsa looks great..

Ananda Rajashekar  – (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 me...so 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 KITCHEN  – (December 13, 2010 at 4:04 AM)  

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

Now Serving  – (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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