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' Queso' is cheese in spanish. Quesadilla is toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside. With cheese we can put any kind of stuffing inside. Here I have put Bell peppers, onion and mushroom. Stuffing can be made according to our choice and combination. And regarding cheese again its our choice. We love sharp cheddar and mozzeralla so I have added both. It is served with sour cream, salsa and guacamole. Since I made 3 types of salsa I am posting it with store bought tortilla chips. Enjoy this mexican platter !!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients :

Flour tortilla - 4
Bell pepper - 1 sliced thin
Onion - 1 thinely sliced
Mushroom sliced - 1/2 cup
Garlic powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - as required or chilli powder
Paprika + cummin powder - 1 tsp to sprinkle on top (optional)
Olive oil for roasting
Salt for taste
Sharp cheddar - 1/2 cup
Mozzeralla - 1/4 cup

Method :

1. Heat oil in the frying pan and add onion saute until light brown then to that add the mushroom.
2. When all the water oozes out and dried add bell pepper salt, garlic powder and pepper.
3. Saute until they are lightly browned.
4. Now heat olive oil in the pan put all the tortilla one by one and make it warm and keep it aside.
5. Now again put one tortilla in pan and add the topping mixture and cheese.
6. And cover it with other tortilla. The cheese meltes and they will stick to each other.
7. Using spatula lift up with one side of quesadilla and flip over other side very carefully.
8. Do this every 3 minutes in low flame until they are browned and crispy on both sides or quesadilla.
9. Once it is done remove from pan befor it is cooled cut them using pizza cutter and serve hot sprinkling with paprika and cummin powder.
10. Enjoy with salsa, sourcream and guacamole.
11. Now get ready to make another quesadilla with remaining wraps and stuffing.


Guacamole :

Guacamole, a dip made from avocados. To get the perfect guacamole use ripe avocados. The color of avocado should be dark and give it a gentle press outside of avacado if it is bit soft then right to make.

Ingredients :

Avocado - 1
Tomato - 1/2 deseeded and pulp removed
Serrano chilli or Jalapeno chilli - 1 tsp deseeded and chopped finely
Cilantro - few
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Red onion - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Garlic - 1 pod small grated
Salt and pepper to taste.

Method :

1. Deseed the avocado and put in the bowl. Mash it with fork.
2. Then add all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Everything has to be blended well. Refrigerate until used so that it enhances the flavour.
4. Serve with chips or quesadilla or in Burrito.

Mango salsa :

Mango salsa its with tomato, Onion and cilantro with little sweetness of mango yummm....

Ingredients :

Tomato - deseeded 1 cup chopped finely
Mango - 1 cup finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup
Serrano chilli or Jalapeno chilli - 1 tsp chopped finely deseeded
Cilantro - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Garlic - 1 tsp crushed (optional)
Salt and pepper for taste

Method :

1. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate to enhance flavors. serve with chips.

Hot and spicy tomato salsa :

Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
Onion - 1/4 chopped
Habanero chilli (this has more spice level) or Jalapeno chilli - 1 tsp
Cilantro leaves - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Bell pepper red - 1/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt and oil.

Method :

Put everything in the blender and run it until everything is well blended. But they should not be so fine has to chunky enough. Add some cilantro for garnishing. So yummy and serve with tortilla, quesadilla, Burritos.


Regarding chillies each of them will give different taste and if you do not have those particular chilli in your fridge use jalapeno for everything and adjust it according to your spice levels.

Sending this Feast to Mexican Fiesta 09


Ingredients :

Red chillies - 10
Garlic pods - 10 normal size
Tamarind extract - 2 tbsp
Salt as needed
Curry leaves
Mustard - 2 tsp
Sesame oil (Nallennai) - 4 tbsp

Method :

1. First dry powder the red chillies. Add garlic , tamarind and salt grind to fine paste.
2. Check for sourness and add little more if u need it.
3. Season it with mustard and curry leaves with more oil.
4. This can be kept in fridge for more days.

I am sending this to Kitchen chronicles Think spice event and Sunitha's Blog

Mansi  – (September 11, 2009 at 2:56 AM)  

This is absolutely mouth your presentation.

notyet100  – (September 11, 2009 at 3:59 AM)  

thnks for droppin by,..platter looks so yum,,,

Shabs..  – (September 11, 2009 at 5:17 AM)  

A nice bunch of yummy foods!!..too good...I have a set of awards waiting for u at my place dear..please accept it..

Menaga Sathia  – (September 11, 2009 at 6:10 AM)  

ப்ரெச்கண்டேஷன் கலக்கல் பவித்ரா.சல்சா குறிப்புகள் சூப்பர்!!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (September 11, 2009 at 6:11 AM)  

Mouth watering post again with excellent decoration. I always admire the way to present ur food..

Shah cooks  – (September 11, 2009 at 7:19 AM)  

i can have this meal in a heartbeat!

admin  – (September 11, 2009 at 7:30 AM)  

pavithra, u truly rock with ur presentation..Send ur entry with cheese to the 'cheese cheese cheese event' at


Sarah Naveen  – (September 11, 2009 at 7:34 AM)  

Wonderful post with yummy yummy entries!!!

Preeti Kashyap  – (September 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM)  

love the mango salsa..and the quesadillas are mouth watering!

chow and chatter  – (September 11, 2009 at 8:21 AM)  

wow great food and presentation as always awesome

Unknown  – (September 11, 2009 at 9:13 AM)  

All the dishes are absolutely fantastic. Beautiful presentation, any ideas of starting presentation tutoring, count me in as a student?

Sandhya –   – (September 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM)  

Wow... pavithra... lovely presentation... so consistently...

Will sneak a peek often... .
Keep blogging.. and do peek into mine too in ur past time :)

Sandhya  – (September 11, 2009 at 9:45 AM)  

forgot to leave my blog link for you.. .

Keep me posted with any upcoming events...

Sailaja Damodaran  – (September 11, 2009 at 9:47 AM)  

nice presentation....lovely event recipes.

Suparna  – (September 11, 2009 at 10:58 AM)  

wonderful dishes each one looks mouth watering :) perfect for the event. your presentations are so damn good each time :)

Kanchan  – (September 11, 2009 at 11:10 AM)  

hey , first timer @ your blog !
Loved this recipe.. esp your presentation !

Reeni  – (September 11, 2009 at 8:54 PM)  

Everything looks amazing! And so beautiful, fresh and delicious!

kitchen queen  – (September 12, 2009 at 4:04 AM)  

wow ur dishes look very delicious and appetising.

Shri  – (September 12, 2009 at 8:42 AM)  

The spread of the Mexican dishes looks divine!Absolutely Divine!

Purva Desai  – (September 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM)  

I am a diehard fan of Mexican Cuisine.....this looks like a yummy feast for eyes.....perfect dishes for the event

kitchen queen  – (September 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM)  

wow a nice collection of yummy dishes keep it up.

Raje  – (September 13, 2009 at 9:33 AM)  

All the goodies are so yummy! Looks great.

Palidor  – (September 13, 2009 at 2:37 PM)  

What wonderful quesadillas! They all look delicious.

radha  – (September 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM)  

The food looks absolutely delicious. And colourful too. Should try atleast one of them.

Aparna Balasubramanian  – (September 14, 2009 at 11:57 AM)  

Queasadillas are a favourite with my daughter. So much so that I use leftover rotis to make them. :)

Ash  – (September 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM)  

You are indeed a talented cook, who not only knows the ABC of cooking but also excels in the art of presenting it. Awesome Garnishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who else could judge others better, than u. But I am still a novice, who keeps wondering how did they do it!!!!


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