Thepla Quesadilla

Thepla Quesadilla

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Quesadilla is one of the most popular Mexican snacks made by stuffing a pair of tortillas with an exciting mix of veggies, beans and cheese.

This is a fusion creation, a totally off-beat Quesadilla made with methi flavoured theplas instead of tortillas. The desi touch adds to the flavour and improves the mouth-feel, making it perfect for Indian food lovers.

The stuffing too reflects the spirit of Indo-Mexican fusion, by bringing together paneer with baked beans and other crunchy veggies.

The Thepla Quesadilla is a truly scrumptious dish, which can be had as a one-dish meal, or served as an after-school snack for kids. Have it nice and fresh to enjoy the multiple textures.

You can also try other recipes like the Paneer, Cheese and Corn Quesadillas or Broccoli, Bell Pepper and Cheese Quesadillas .

Thepla Quesadilla recipe - How to make Thepla Quesadilla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 quesadilla
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For The Thepla
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 1/4 cups finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
oil for cooking

For The Stuffing
2 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/2 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
salt to taste
1/2 cup baked beans
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli powder
3/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)

Other Ingredients
6 tbsp grated processed cheese
3 tsp butter

For the thepla

    For the thepla
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, add enough water and knead into a soft dough. Cover the dough with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and roll out each portion into 150 mm. (6") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), cook each thepla on a medium flame, using little oil, till light brown spots appear on both the sides. Make sure you do not make it crisp, as it is going to cook further. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, capsicum, corn and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the baked beans, tomato ketchup and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Switch off the flame, add the paneer and mix well. We need a soft paneer stuffing, that is the reason we have not cooked after adding it. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Place a thepla on a clean dry, put one portion of the prepared stuffing and spread it evenly and sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheese evenly over it.
  3. Place another thepla over it and press it lightly.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the thepla, using ½ tsp of butter, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 5 more thepla quesadillas.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per quesadilla
Energy235 cal
Protein8.9 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat12.5 g
Cholesterol12.8 mg
Vitamin A351.3 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.1 mg
Vitamin B2-0.1 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C11.5 mg
Folic Acid14.2 mcg
Calcium205.8 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium246.1 mg
Potassium141.7 mg
Zinc0.8 mg


Thepla Quesadilla
 on 12 Oct 17 05:11 PM

Thepla Quesadilla.. a unique recipe with cheesy filling.. This recipe is very interesting.. that eating regular thepla.. Great for evening snack.. or after school snack..