Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

 

 

Quesadilla is a Mexican Street food where the tortilla (Corn tortilla or flour tortilla) is filled with either vegetable, meat, chicken, refried beans or kidney beans along with cheese. It is covered with another tortilla. It is then grilled on a flat pan with oil or butter till golden and crisp. It is served with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Besides giving yummy taste to the quesadilla, cheese also helps in binding the two tortillas together.

Tortillas are a type of flatbread made from corn flour or refined flour or whole wheat flour. They are like the Indian rotis. They accompany different dishes.

I have made this tortilla, filling, salsa, and guacamole at home. It is very easy and quick. I have shown you the step by step method of preparing each. The level of spice and taste can be adjusted as per your choice.

I have made a whole wheat tortilla. We make rotis and parathas at home regularly – the same dough is used to make the tortilla. It is very crispy when we eat it hot, straight from the pan. I have not used any refined flour while making it. You can use the refined flour in half proportion as per your choice.

Mexican food is colorful, rich and balanced in flavors and spice. It is very festive and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

 

Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
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Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

It is Mexican Street Food similar to Indian stuffed paratha where the tortilla (corn or flour tortilla) is filled with Kidney beans and cheese. It is then covered with another tortilla. It is grilled on a flat pan applying oil or butter till golden and crispy on both the sides. It is served with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
Cuisine Global, Mexican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 quesadilla
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Tortilla

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water or as required less or more for kneading a soft dough
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • extra flour for dusting

Kidney bean filling

  • 1 cup Kidney beans boiled
  • 1/2 red capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 small greeen capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp corainder washed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder or more as per taste
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • salt as per taste

Salsa

  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 small greeen capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander washed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder or any chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce and tomato ketcup If you have you can add few drops of tobassco sauce
  • salt as per taste

Guacamole

  • 1 avocado pulp removed and mashed
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • salt as per taste

Assembling and Serving quesadilla

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup sour cream to serve
  • guacamole to serve
  • salsa to serve
  • oil for roasting

Instructions

Whole Wheat Totilla

  1. In a mixing bowl add whole wheat flour, oil and salt. Now mix them well and then knead into a smooth dough by adding water as required. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  2. Make balls of the dough. Now take one ball. Flatten it and dust it with flour.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  3. Roll into a thin big circle of around 12 cm diameter.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  4. Heat a flat pan and place the prepared circle over it.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  5. Flip it and cook it till light spots appear on both the sides.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  6. Remove in a plate and similarly make other tortillas.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  7. The tortillas are ready. Cover them with a cloth and use them when making the quesadilla.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Kidney Bean Filling

  1. Cook Kidney beans with salt and drain them.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  2. Mash the kidney beans with the help of potato masher.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  3. Add finely chopped green capsicum, red capsicum, onions, black pepper powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder and salt.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  4. Mix well.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  5. Add the chopped coriander.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  6. Mix them all. The Kidney bean filling is ready. Keep it aside.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Salsa

  1. In a bowl add finely chopped red capsicum, green capsicum, onion and deseeded and chopped tomato and coriander.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  2. Add all the seasonings- roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, salt, lemon juice, mixture of red chili sauce and tomato ketchup. (If you have tobassco sauce add few drops of it).
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  3. Mix them well. The salsa is ready. Keep it aside.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Guacamole

  1. Cut the ripe avocado into two halves. Remove the seed. Remove the flesh of avocado.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  2. Mash avocado flesh with a fork or potato masher. Add black pepper powder, roasted cumin powder, salt and lemon juice. Mix it well. The guacamole is ready to serve.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Assembling, making and serving quesadilla

  1. Put together the prepared kidney bean filling, salsa, guacamole, tortilla and sour cream at one place.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  2. Take two tortillas. Place the half cooked sides outside. Place two tbsp of kidney bean filling on it and spread it evenly.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  3. Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  4. Cover with the other tortilla. Place the cooked side inside and the half cooked side outside.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  5. Place the prepare quesadilla on the heated pan and on both sides flipping in between.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  6. Roast them with 1 tsp of oil of each side till golden brown and crisp.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  7. Remove from heat and cut into four parts. Similarly prepare the other quesadilla.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  8. Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans
  9. Serve them hot with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
    Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

One thought on “Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

  • May 21, 2018 at 3:33 am
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    Looking very fresh and yummy.

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