It wont be wrong to say that I picked mexican cuisine for this recipe starting with Q. It fitted well for 2 reasons, I always have 2 reasons - like Amitabh Bachhan had in one of his old classics..:D,  one for it starts with Q for a cuisine I wanted to try and second because I do not have the recipe for a quesadilla on my blog yet...

It was just the right thing to do....now essentially quesadillas are toasted sandwiches made using flour tortiallas stuffed with the most amazing filling and cheeses.

I made a vegetarian version of this using whole wheat flour tortillas. Also, since I made the tortillas from scratch, I made mini version of it

4 flour tortillas  (replace the corn meal with whole wheat flour)
for stuffing
1 red bell pepper juliennes
1 green bell pepper juliennes
1 onion julienned
2 tomatoes deseeded and juliennes
1 zucchini cut into thin slices of 3 inch each
2 jalapeno peppers (pickled)
1 cup button mushrooms (optional/ you can use shredded cooked chicken)
1 cup Cheese (Cheddar/montery jack cheddar etc)
2 tbsp Tomato sauce
1 tspn Tobasco sauce
1 tspn red chilly powder
salt to taste
Oil to cook
1) In a pan, heat the oil, add the onions and let them sweat. Reduce the flame and let it caramelise a bit, about 5 min
2) Add the rest of the veggies one at a time on high flame
3) Add the jalapeno peppers and the tomato and tobasco sauce. Season with salt and red chilly powder.
4) Now on a baking sheet lay 2 tortillas.
5) Now make 2 layers each of vegetable mixture and grated cheese
6) Cover with the remaining 2 tortillas.
7) Bake this for 10-15 min at 170c. Do not wait for the tortillas to be too crisp. 
8) As soon as the cheese melts, remove and cut wedges using pizza cutter

Serve with tomato salsa or sour curd.


Usha said…
Oh, I am disappointed Pradnya.. I was expecting an Indian name something in the lines of roti sandwich.. pun intended.. :) I love quesadillas and always order it when we eat out. I also like the versatility of the stuffing than can be used. Yummy!!
Kalyani said…
Looks yum ! It's a fav back here ..
Srividhya said…
wonderful. I just thought of quesdillas too but I am doing TN cuisine so had to drop that and went with quinoa. Great share.
Gayathri Kumar said…
Nice pick for Q, Pradnya. This sandwich is surely a filling meal with all the veggies and cheese..
Srivalli said…
Oh ok so this is the reason..:)..however I will say no..cos I was all purpose flour only!..hhahaah..good ones..
Lovely starter or a snack, love them. Yours turned out really well
Suma Gandlur said…
Love your veggie loaded version of quesadillas.
Priya Suresh said…
My all time favourite quesadillas, love it to the core.
Pavani said…
I make quesadilla at least once a week -- it's my son's favorite and also so easy to make and delicious. The filing can be changed up too.
Smruti Ashar said…
Quesadillas are our family favorite. We enjoy an array of quesadilla fillings for dinner so often. Loved your version!! It is the best choice for Q for sure!!
Quesdilla are family favorite.Looks delicious with that filling.

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