Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Whenever the weather is dull like it is nowadays i crave for something spicy. Indian dishes are spicy , yes but i tend to get bored eating it. Thats when i try my hand at world cuisine. One of my favorites is Mexican food. It has the right amount of flavor and spiciness that makes it exceptionally good. If you have the ingredients mexican food is very easy to prepare. Quesadilla's are one of the many things thats easy to make.All you need are some vegetables,cheese and tortilla. Here i roasted the vegetables  and spiced it up a bit with some chipotle pepper adobo . I made some mango salsa to go on the side. They compliment each other really well.
I sometimes add some grilled chicken pieces when i want to make chicken quesadilla's.



Flour tortilla - atleast 2 nos
mexican cheese blend
Roasted vegetables

For Roasting Vegetables:-

Button mushroom - 5-6 nos, sliced
Onion - 1 medium size, sliced
Green pepper - 1 medium size, thinly sliced (you can also use red, orange or yellow peppers)
Corn kernels - 1/4 cup ( i used frozen)
Chipotle pepper Adobo ( composed of chipotle peppers, vinegar, onion and tomato paste or ketchup) - 1 , deseeded and chopped.
Adobo - 1-2 tbsp
Salt and pepper
Cilantro - 2 tbsp, chopped
In addition to these vegetables you can also use zucchini and yellow squash.

Mango salsa:-

Semi ripe mango - 1 cup, peeled and diced small
Tomato - 1 cup, diced small
lime juice - 1 tbsp
Cilantro to garnish
salt and pepper


Heat some oil in a non stick skillet. Add the mushroom first, stir for a couple of mins until slightly brown. Do not add salt now. Add the onions, stir for couple of mins as well.Add  the green peppers and corn kernels.Some salt and pepper. Cook it until its slightly soft. Now add the chopped chipotle pepper and the adobo.Stir in the cilantro.
In a bowl ,combine all the ingredients to make the mango salsa. Keep aside. Now to prepare the quesadilla, keep all the above mentioned ingredients close by.Heat a nonstick skillet.Spread some oil.Place a tortilla in the skillet, spread the vegetables evenly over it.Now generously put the cheese on top.Cover it all with another tortilla.Roast it until that side turns brown. Then carefully flip it and brown the other side as well. .Serve warm along with some mango salsa.




Happy Cook / Finla said...

That looks so so inviting and delicious.

ranji said...

Thank u finla!!

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Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking quesadillas