Quesadilla

Hey guys!! Quesadilla is basically a Mexican dish made with tortillas and corn, cheese or vegetable filling . Tortillas are normally made using maize flour. I have made an Indian version of tortilla and the filling is potato and soyabean. The taste of tortillas is somewhat like what we make as parathas with the difference being in how the dough is made and in stuffed parathas we normally put the stuffing in between and roll out the dough in this you add the stuffing in the cooked tortilla and just fold it (like a frankie). Serve the quesadillas hot with salsa sauce or mayonnaise dip. It can be eaten as starter or side dish or you can make it for parties and impress your guests with this simple yet delicious recipe. The only pre-preparation required is boiling the potatoes, soyabean and making the dough. Too simple and can be made with simple ingredients. So lets get cooking…

Ingredients:

For tortillas:

Maida/All purpose flour – 1 cup

Wheat Flour – 1 cup

Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Water – 1 1/4 cups

Salt as per taste

For Filling:

Soyabean chunks – 1 cup

Potato (boiled) – 2 large

Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp

Green Chilly (finely chopped) – 2 pieces

Black Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Chilli Flakes – 2 tsp

Mixed Herbs – 1 tbsp

Mozzarella Cheese (Grated) – 1/2 cup

Carrots (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup

Capsicum   (finely chopped) – 1 large

Hot water – for soaking the soyabean chunks (approx 2 cups)

Salt as per taste

Other:

Oil for brushing

Method:

For Dough:

1) In a big bowl sieve both the flours and mix in the salt and baking powder. Now add the oil and mix it in.

2) Add the water little by little and knead to form a  soft dough. knead for atleast 10 minutes till it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.

3) After 30 minutes make small balls out of the dough (approximately 7 -8). Roll out the balls into thin round discs of around 7-8 inches.

For Filling:

1) Cover and soak the soyabean chunks in hot water for 15 minutes (do not boil them in it). Once they soften and puff up strain the water and remove all the excess water from the chinks by squeezing them.

2) In a grinder grind the soak soyabean chunks (without water).

3) In a big bowl mash the boiled potatoes and add the grind soyabean  to it. Add in the ginger-garlic paste, chillies, capsicum, carrots, chilli flakes, mixed herbs and salt. Mix it all well together. Lastly add the cheese and mix it using a spoon or spatula.

For quesadilla:

1) Take one tortilla and cook it in a non stick tawa/skillet from one side completely. Half cook the other side.

2) Add the filling on to one half of the cooked side and fold over the empty side of the tortilla to enclose the fillings (forming a semi circle). Quickly brush the top of the quesadilla with a light coating of oil, then carefully flip it with a spatula. Coat the other side also with oil and cook till small brown spots appear.

3) Once cooked serve hot with salsa sauce or dip of choice.

Published by

shail

I am a lawyer by profession but love to cook. Being a foodie myself I keep trying variations with my recipes. My blog is all about my experiments and experience with food. You can follow me on instagram, twitter and facebook all having handles alawyerskitchen. I am also on the food reviewer panel with GoToChef, which is the perfect platform to check out reviews on various food products and also find recipes using the same. You can also find me on blogchatter https://www.theblogchatter.com/user/shailparekhthosani and pinterest https://in.pinterest.com/alawyerskitchen2018/

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