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Paneer Quesadilla

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Times Food
06th November, 2019 18:38 IST

Crisp and golden from outside, soft and cheesy inside, Paneer Quesadilla is a mouth-watering dish that you cannot ignore. Quesadilla is synonymous to Mexican cuisine and has been seeing a rise in popularity in India as well. Paneer, on the other hand, is a quintessential ingredient of any vegetarian spread in the country. When these two most loved food items come together, the result is loved and appreciated by all people, kids and adults alike. Preparation of this simple dish is easy and hassle-free. To make this Paneer Quesadilla, all you need to do is marinate paneer in herbs and spices and saute with onion and red bell pepper. Now, stuff this filling in between two tortilla bread and top with cheese, and more cheese with oregano and other seasonings. Serve this drool-worthy dish with a side of guacamole and a freshly made tomato salad to best savour all its flavours. This dish will be a winner in your household and a showstopper at any function or celebratory event. With a mild sweet-spicy-cheesy flavour, this soft yet crispy quesadilla will definitely make it to the list of your favourite food items. You can prepare this simple fusion dish in just 20 minutes by following this easy, step-by-step recipe and enjoy its goodness with your friends and family.


1 cup paneer

1 teaspoon garlic

4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon paprika powder

0 sea salt as required

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 tablespoon onion

1/2 tablespoon red pepper

30 gm cheese-cheddar

30 gm mozzarella

4 pieces tortillas

How to make Paneer Quesadilla

Step 1

To prepare these lip-smacking quesadillas, first, take a bowl and add paneer cubes in it. Now add red chilli powder, paprika powder and cumin powder. Also, add dry herbs like oregano and dry thyme. Mix all the ingredients well to combine together and let the paneer marinate for some time.

Step 2

Next, chop onions and red bell peppers. Keep aside until required. Next, heat olive oil in a pan and add in chopped garlic with onion, and red pepper. Saute for about a minute. Then add in the marinated panner cubes. Cook well to prepare the stuffing.

Step 3

Once the filling is ready, take a tortilla base and spread olive oil on it. Now carefully add a layer of grated mozzarella cheese and top with the prepared filling. Season with pepper, sea salt, oregano and grated cheddar cheese. Cover with another tortilla base.

Step 4

Next, heat olive oil in a pan and add the prepared quesadilla. Cook well until the tortillas turns golden in colour and appears crisp. Remove from heat, transfer in a serving plate and serve hot.

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