Paneer Tikka Quesadilla Recipe | Indo-Mexi Fusion

Indo-Mexi fusion foods are my favorite and I love experimenting with different flavors and styles. I recently tried creating a Paneer Tikka Quesadilla for the first time and and shared it on Instagram – I was blown away with the response! After receiving numerous messages about how I made it, I finally decided to expand my blog into including recipes.

Paneer Tikka Quesadillas | Recipe

Sharing recipes is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. What better way to start than by sharing a fusion of my two favorite cuisines! If you’re looking for something incredibly easy and flavorful – Paneer Tikka Quesadillas are for you!

The part the takes the longest is waiting for everything to marinate and bake. After that – it’s super quick!

To prepare the marinate – you want to mix together yogurt, spices, paneer, and vegetables (see the recipe below for exact instructions). I buy refrigerated paneer from my local indian grocery store as well as spices. The Paneer Tikka Masala I used specifically is from Aachi and the other spices I used are bought from local indian grocery stores as well.

I let it sit for about an hour and then bake it for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Less time if you like it soft and more time if you like your paneer crispy.

After it’s done baking, I turn my stove on medium heat and put a tsp of oil in my fry pan. I then put the flour tortilla on and put on a layer of cheese on half the tortilla and then the paneer and vegetable mixture on top. Fold the tortilla in half and cook it on both sides for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

If you like your food to be on the spicier side, garnish with green chile pepper!

Paneer Tikka Quesadilla

Paneer Tikka Quesadilla

Quesadillas meet an indian kick with paneer tikka masala! A super quick and easy recipe, this is perfect for all of you who enjoy flavorful food!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Mexican
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Flour Tortilla
  • 30-50 grams Paneer
  • 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 spoon Paneer Tikka Masala
  • 1/5 White Onion
  • 1/5 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Chile
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp Chile Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/4 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tbsp Salt

Instructions

  1. In a small tray: mix yogurt, masala, chile powder, turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, and salt.

  2. Chop onions, bell pepper, and paneer into long, thin strips and add it to the mixture. Cover it and let sit for 1 hour.

  3. Bake marinate for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

  4. After the marinate is done baking, add a tsp of oil onto your fry pan with the stove on at medium heat. Place flour tortilla on pan and add shredded cheese and baked paneer and vegetable mixture on top. Close the other half of the tortilla and cook on both sides - approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.

  5. Garnish with chopped chile peppers and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Brands I personally used when making this recipe:

  • Flour tortillas - Mission or Azteca. 
  • Cheese - Kraft Colby Jack 
  • Plain Yogurt - Meijer
  • Paneer - Nanak (refrigerated) Block
  • Paneer Tikka Masala - Aachi (Can be found at most local indian grocery stores as well as the other spices used in this recipe)

Do let me know your thoughts – I’d love to see pictures of your creations! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @glamourandgiggles or email me <glamourandgiggles@yahoo.com>.

Happy cooking!

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Priyanka is a beauty and lifestyle editor and social media maven that promotes individuality through sharing her life experiences as a first generation Indian American following a nontraditional path of life as well as providing authentic, enriching reviews and recipes . Through Glamour and Giggles, Priyanka also empowers aspiring entrepreneurs by cultivating the most helpful resources and highlighting inspiring stories from fellow boss babes.

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8 Comments

  1. Shilpa Shetty
    January 19, 2018 / 12:38 am

    I love Paneer,.. so anything with Paneer always makes me happy,.. Thank you for the recipe,..

  2. January 19, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Can’t wait to try this! My husband loves Tikka and I am a Mexican lover, so maybe this will be a happy medium for us? 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  3. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    January 19, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    These sound amazing! Bookmarking to get the ingredients at my local Indian grocery so I can make this weekend!

  4. Phyllis Huebbe
    January 19, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I love anything with jalapenos!

  5. January 19, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Yum! This sounds delicious!

  6. January 19, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Ooooh this sounds and looks delicious! Pinning it for later!

    • Priyanka
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      So glad! Do let me know if you get a chance to make it!

  7. Phyllis Huebbe
    January 27, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    I know I already commented on this post but I think I’ve commented on every post at least once.

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