Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla

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Sometime nor the other you must've tasted Mexican Quesadilla. Now try making these Chicken Quesadilla in a new avatar - with South Indian flavour in a fusion style. It is simple, delicious, filling and a satisfying one-pot meal anytime of the day. Crisp on the outside with soft, juicy interior, they can be made the easy way with some store bought chicken tikka and any leftover chapattis. It is great as a snack / appetizer enjoyed with some green chutney or red chili sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Snacks
CuisineMexican
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • water to knead
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken tikkas
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1-2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coconut grated
  • 1-2 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cheese grated
  • oil to shallow fry
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Instructions
 

  • Knead a stiff dough by mixing flour, pinch of salt and required quantity of water. Cover with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the urad dal and saute till light brown.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the onion, ginger, garlic, chilies and curry leaves. Fry on a medium flame till light golden in colour.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now add the tomatoes and continue to saute till it is slightly mashed.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the chicken tikkas, salt, sambar powder and red chili powder. Mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • When done, add the coconut, coriander leaves and lime juice. Mix well and switch off the flame. Cover and keep aside to cool .
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll out each into a chapatti by dusting some flour. Heat a tawa / griddle and dry roast them till done on both sides. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add 1 tsp. oil to the pan and place one chapatti over it. Meanwhile let the flame be low. Sprinkle some cheese over it and then spoon the stir fry chicken over it, spreading it evenly.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Again sprinkle some more cheese
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • and cover it with the other remaining chapatti. Press it gently and cook till the underside becomes crisp and golden in colour.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • flip it over and cook the other side too by drizzling some oil.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Transfer to a serving plate & cut with a pizza cutter into 4-6 slices. Relish with some red chili sauce / green chutney.
    Mexican Chicken Tikka Quesadilla - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

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