Inventive Gastronomy – Part V

Here, I have tried a twist on the Mexican favourite by making it fasting-friendly too!
Show your family that fasting isn’t boring by utilising nutritious rajgira dough to create a sumptuous treat stuffed with freshly grated paneer.
I won’t be surprised if everyone agrees to start fasting with you too!

Faraali Rajgira Quesadilla with Paneer

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Prep Time: 10 min       Cooking Time: 15 min           Makes: 3 portions  


For the Faraali Tortilla 
1 tea cup rajgira flour + little flour for rolling
1 tbsp aara root flour
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

For the Paneer Stuffing 
250 gms paneer (grated)
2 1/2 tsp of chilli ginger paste
1 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For the Coriander and Peanut Pesto (chutney)
1 teacup coriander
1 1/2 tbsp peanuts
4 green chilli
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Lime juice
1 tsp chopped Ginger
Salt to taste

Ghee for frying


For the Tortilla

  1. Mix all the ingredients of tortilla and make a soft dough
  2. Keep it aside for 15 minute
  3. Divide it into six equal parts
  4. Take one part and roll it with the help of little flour and make a flat bread
  5. Heat a nonstick pan and cook each roti till its half done
  6. Repeat the same method with the remaining portions of dough

For the Stuffing

  1. Mix all the Ingredients of stuffing in a bowl
  2. Divide it into three equal parts

For the Chutney

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixer and make chutney with the help of little water

How to proceed

  1. Take one tortilla and spread a little chutney on the tortilla
  2. Layer it with one part of paneer stuffing and spread it evenly
  3. Top it with another tortilla
  4. Heat a non stick pan, and cook the tortilla with the help of ghee until golden brown spots appear on it
  5. Serve it Hot

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