Tuesday 5 March 2013

Shrimp Quesadilla

'Tat ta da' day - When you mix this and dash in dat and sprinkle those, you get a yummly recipe. Yes, it was that kind of day today. Wanted to eat something other than the usual 'rice and curry and stir fry' combo lunch. I was in a great mood for something spicy and cheesy and non-veggie. And there I was browsing and browsing and browsing... But none seemed satisfactory for my spice buds. That's when I thought, come on... lemme mix and dash and sprinkle ;) 

A quesadilla is like the wrap equivalent in a Mexican cuisine. It's a flour/corn tortilla filled with a savory mixture of cheese, vegetables, meet & other ingredients. An ideal lunch box idea for people on a diet (of course minus the cheese & shrimp, you can substitute with a veggie of your choice maybe bell peppers or mushroom), coz it's both yummy and fills you up for a meal ;) 

I Used:

For the Spicy Green Dip:

Sesame seeds : 1 tbsp
Coriander      : 5 sprigs
Mint              : 3 sprigs
Green chilly   : 2 nos
Ginger           : a quarter inch piece

For the Shrimp:

Shrimp                    : 50 gm
Garlic                      : 1 pod
Lime juice               : 1 tsp
Red chilly powder    : 1 tsp
Pepper powder        : 1 tsp
Cumin powder         : 1/2 tsp
Salt                         : As needed

For Serving:

Wheat Tortilla       : 1 (U can use any tortilla)
Olive Oil               : 3 tsp
Onion                   : 1 (chopped - medium sized)
Parmesan Cheese   : As needed 

The Way:

  1. Grind together ingredients under 'For the Spicy Green Dip' 
  2. Place the shrimp in a bowl. Marinate it with the ingredients under 'For the Shrimp' and allow it to stand for 30 minutes
  3. Then cook the marinated shrimp with a little of water, until done 
  4. Heat a pan on medium high. Add olive oil
  5. As it heats up, add onion and saute till translucent. Add the cooked shrimps to it and toss around till dry
  6. Warm the tortilla in a tava 
  7. Now to assemble the quesadilla, place the tortilla. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Distribute the spicy green dip on top of the cheese. Add the shrimp mixture to it. 
  8. Now place this in the tava until it is nicely toasted and the cheese begins to melt
  9. Roll it over and serve with tomato sauce or the spicy green dip


  1. Roll looks perfect Chitra:)

  2. Ooooh Quesadillas! I have never made one on my own. I don't trust myself around with certain things and cheese is one of them ;) Love the shrimp and green dip combo :)

    1. You should definitely try them once Priya :) Cheese is quite an easy ingredient !!

  3. Very tempting quesadilla dear...:)
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  4. temtpting quesadillas. thanks for following me .

  5. How did i miss this 'five star' looking recipe. It looks damn good!
    I have tried quesadilla only once in my life, in a mexican restaurant & never liked it because it was too spicy for me, in fact I could see water gushing from my nose ;-), Messy me!
    And after that, never ever went back to that Mexican restaurant.
    But your's looks like a worthy try at home, as always I will replace the shrimp with probably roasted bread chunk i guess.

    1. Go ahead mam then :) Yup, when we make these Intl recipes at home, we can twist it to suuit our taste buds :D

  6. Great recipe Chitz.. Haven't tried quesadilla yet and am looking forward to trying this soon.. Bookmarked it :-)

    1. Thanks Nilu :) Lemme know how it turns out !!


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