I am always up for Tex-Mex! Are you?! 😁 I had shared Cheesy Veg Tacos last year….just like the ones we enjoy at Taco Bell. My hubby loves them…just as much as he loves these veg quesadillas which taste better than the ones you get at your favourite Tax-Mex joint 😉
Whenever we visit Chilies, our favourite for Tex-Mex or even TGIF…quesadillas are definitely ordered..veg or non-veg, they are so crisp and flavourful! Cheesy..yes but that’s just a necessity. It holds the quesadillas together and adds that tartness in every bite 😀
There can be many options for fillings in veg or non veg..I make different versions of vegetarian fillings…each better than the other….😁😁
I personally like the ones with roasted veggies and lots of chillies. But I made these one’s as per my hubby’s choice of veg fillings. If you’re waiting to try these then don’t, you are bound to love these flavours. Mexican food is very close Indian flavours and they too use a lot of spices like cumin, paprika, garlic and lots of chillies!! Perfect 👌🏼👌🏼
Let’s see how…
Yield: serves 2-3
Equipment: a non-stick pan, measuring cups/ spoons, a wok, a plate.
3 nos. readymade tortillas (or even homemade thick paratha/ Indian flatbread)
1/2 cup sweet corn
1/2 cup chopped green capsicum
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1+1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp fresh cream
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp dried thyme
Cheese as required
Heat oil in the wok. Add the onions and garlic. Sauté for a few mins. Next, add the corn and capsicum. Season with salt, red chilli pwd, thyme, cumin pwd. Mix well and cook for 5-8 mins on low flame. Turn off the heat, add cream and lime juice. Mix well and set aside.
Most of the Tex-Mex food is served with Pico de Gallo (a salsa) and some sour cream.
Ingredients for Pico de Gallo
1/2 cup each of finely chopped tomatoes & onions.
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients together and set it aside to serve.
To assemble a quesadilla:
Follow the pictures below
First, place the cheese at the bottom, then the filling and then more cheese on top. Then fold it in half as shown above in the second picture.
Heat the pan on low flame. Place the filled and folded quesadilla on the pan. Press down slightly and toast on both side until brown and crisp. You can use oil too but I do not use any.
Cut each quesadilla into 2 or 4 pieces and serve with Pico de Gallo and sour cream along with some wedges of fresh lime 😀