Thursday, December 25, 2008

Pepper-Onion Quesadillas

Quesadilla pronounced as 'kesa dia' is a Mexican snack or fast food item, Which means 'little cheese things'. It is mostly stuffed with only cheese or veggies and cheese inside a corn tortialls(flatbread).

This kind of snack is great to do with leftover stir-frys or curries. I make this more often as our evening snack sometimes with corn and beans or sometimes with eggplants. This time around I used Green bell peppers/capsicums, roasted red peppers and Onions and Natural Pepper-jack cheese.

Very simple, spicy and satisfying snack.

Ingredients : Corn Tortiallas - 3 (used store brought)

Pepper jack cheese- 3 slices

Vegetables : Onion, green bell pepper- 1 each cut length wise

Roasted red bell pepper- 1 (used store brought)

Spices : Cumin/jeera powder, red chilli powder and turmeric - 1tsp each

Salt to taste, Lime juice - 1 tsp.

  1. Heat a pan when hot add oil, and cut veggies saute it until it is soft. Then add spices and salt mix well, adjust the spice and salt. Squeeze fresh lime juice. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a griddle on meduim-high heat, when hot put one tortialla and worm one side, turn to other side, now add veggie mixture and little or more cheese on top of the mixture.
  3. Fold on one side, leave on the griddle until cheese melts, let it cool a bit.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve warm with hot sauce.

Enjoy !

I'll be sending this as my entry to the event EFM- Savory Series hosted by Srilekha of Me & My kitchen.


  1. looks delicious! lovely pic!

  2. Wow am drooling ovr these quesadillas Madhu..tempting one..

  3. Thank you for your kind words Madhu. The quesadillas look very good. For some reason I don't like the smell of tortillas, so I prepare them using chapathis. Will try your method also.

  4. Love your quesadillas MAdhu, not very cheesy. The ones in the restaurants are full of cheese. I sometimes make this using chapathi.