Relajo (Salvadorean Red Chile Sauce)

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1/4 small white onion

The Chile

9 guajillo chilies (stems removed)

3 bay leaves (crushed)

3 ancho chilies (stems removed)

1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seed

3 roma tomatoes

4 tablespoons sesame seeds (untoasted)

5 garlic cloves (peeled and left whole)

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano (mexican oregano only)

The Spice Mix

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (the kind on the spice rack found in latin markets)

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