Wednesday 11 March 2015



Time to fire up your griddle and grill. It is a treat to make Fajitas ( Fa-heet-aa-ss) at home. Its a great sharing dish for your family gathering or a dinner with friends. Keep everything ready, simply turn the stove on and serve directly from the griddle. What fun!  Make the flavours your own. Add your favourite chilis and spices. Make a guacomole or salsa to serve with this. 

Fresh red and Jalapeno chilli, lime and avacado, Tortillas on my grill and mixed bell peppers and sliced chicken on my griddle, smells and tastes amazing.

10  soft Tortillas 2 bell peppers

1 large green chillie
1 large onion

1 tsp ancho chillie powder

250 gm / 8 oz steak or chicken breast


1 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 finely grated garlic cloves
optionally 1 tsp cumin powder

Marinate the steak overnight or up to 48 hours, refrigerated.

When ready to cook bring the meat back to room temperature.

Thickly slice the peppers, chillie and onion. 
Heat a deep wok/skillet and add a tsp of oil. Remove the meat from the marinate and pan fry it. 3 minutes on each side. Remove and let it rest on a cutting board.
Then tip the vegetables in the same pan. Saute them on a high flame until just cooked, add all the left over marinade into the pan. Toss to coat all the vegetables. Thickly slice the steak and toss that in with the rest just for a minute or two.  Sprinkle with ancho chilli and serve immediately with  warmed tortillas, avocado, tomatoes , chopped fresh  cilantro and lime.


Tortillas are generally of two varieties, plain white flour or whole wheat flour. They are available in the super market. Heat each one on a skillet or reheat them together in a preheated oven wrapped in foil. 
Chapatis are very similar to Tortillas and can be substituted easily.
The flavours of chili and lime make a perfect fajita. It is the key ingredient so do not omit either. 
If you do not have a grill or a griddle, use a flat skillet on a high flame.

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Photo credit Nafeesa Jalal

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