Saturday, 5 January 2013

Paneer Fajita Tortilla

I found fajita seasoning mix in a super market, I was quite eager for this. I knew about tortilla, I also heard  about fajita. But didn’t know properly. So I searched in web.
Fajita is Spanish word; is a term found in both traditional Mexican cuisine and in Tex-Mex cuisine. Traditionally grilled meat has been cooked with onions and bell peppers & served with taco or tortilla. Fajita is type of filling.
Here I made fajita with paneer. Hope you like my version.

Grated processed or cheddar cheese- 1 cup
Tabasco or any hot chili sauce- as required

For Tortilla-
All purpose flour (maida)- 250 gm
Water- ¾ cup approx.
Salt- a pinch
Oil- as required to knead

For Fajita-
Cottage cheese small cubes (paneer)- 125 gm
Capsicum- 1 cup (cut into ½ inch cubs)
Minced garlic- 2 tbsp
Sliced Onion- ½ cup
Chopped spring onion (green part)- ¼  cup
Chopped spring onion (white part)- ¼  cup
Fajita seasoning mix- 2 tbsp (no need to add salt, it includes salt)
Olive oil or butter- 3 tbsp

For Red Radish Salsa-
Red radishes- 4
Chopped tomato- 1 cup
Sliced onion- 1 cup
Chopped fresh coriander leaves- ¼ cup
Minced garlic- 1 tsp
Chopped pickled jalapeño pepper - 1 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar or any vinegar - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
Dried oregano - 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup- 1 tsp
Tabasco sauce or any hot chili sauce- 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tortilla-

In bowl, combine flour & salt. Add water slowly slowly & knead pliable dough. Always add water carefully. Add little oil & knead again. Cover & rest it for some time. 

Do eight parts of this dough. Roll out into thick (compare to chapatti) rounds the size of a chapati and roast on a griddle (tawa). Keep aside.
For Red Radish Salsa- 

Wash the all vegetables. Slice the radishes & cut into half. Cut tomato, don’t take pulp. Mix all ingredients in a bowl& keep aside. 

For Fajitta

Heat oil in a pan. Add white part of spring onion & garlic. Sauté for 1 min. Add capsicum, onion, paneer & green part of spring onion. Sauté for 2 min.

Add fajita seasoning & mix wll. Sauté for 3 to 5 min on low flame. 

Switch off gas. Paneer fajita is ready.

For Serving-
 Rest the tortilla on plate & spread the fajita in middle of tortilla.

Then put salsa on it, then spread cheese on it, then spread little bit chilly sauce on sides of tortilla (as shown in photo).

Roll the wrap, eat as it is or microwave for 2 min. Serve immediately. 

  • You can omit the salsa, wrap fajita in tortilla. Traditionally they don’t use salasa with fajita.
  • You can use regular salsa instead of red radish salsa. Plz see this link for regular salsa: (
  • If fajita seasoning is not available, don’t worry. Use following seasoning:(2 tsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of brown sugar, 2 tsp of chilli flex, 1 tsp of black pepper, 2 tsp of dried mix herbs or oregano, ½ of tsp of coriander powder, salt to taste).
  • You can serve this fajita with tacos. Use hot sizzler plate to serve.

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