This week our city recorded the highest rainfall in the last decade! The torrential rains dampened our spirits just a wee bit, but it has also given us a chance to satisfy our Monsoon food cravings.
We all love Mexican food (Tex-Mex really) and it features in quite a few of our meals.These Re-fried beans and Mushroom Tostadas are a perfect representation of the vibrant Mexican food that we love-a riot of flavours, textures and colours. Tostada means ‘toasted’ in Spanish and that is the base for this dish- fried or toasted Tortillas. A variety of ingredients are topped on the Tortilla, making it a very versatile dish, apt for a party or get together.
You can make the refried beans using pinto beans or red rajma beans.The basic recipe for this is given below. I love to add my favourite Chipotle chillies in Adobo sauce, for a smoky flavour, to the beans.
Top the beans with your favourite Salsa (homemade or store bought) and fresh vegetables. You can serve the toppings separately, where everyone can choose the toppings of their choice and assemble their own Tostadas. This is also a kid friendly snack and you can involve kids to make their own snack.
The Tortillas, re-fried beans and Mushrooms can be prepared in advance, so that it is quick and easy to assemble the Tostadas. The only skill that is required, is to balance the toppings and eat the Tostadas! 🙂