How to make Cottage Cheese Fajita -

A vegetarian Mexican tortilla wrap stuffed with grilled cottage cheese and veggies.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Tortillas (तौरतिया )

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cottage Cheese Fajita

Cottage Cheese Fajita Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Fajita Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 300 grams

  • Tortillas 4

  • Paprika smoked 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Garlic Powder ½ teaspoon

  • Onion powder ½ teaspoon

  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions cut into thick slices

  • Red pepper cut into strips 1 small

  • Yellow pepper cut into strips 1 small

  • Green capsicum cut into strips 1 small

  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Spring onions with greens chopped 1

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves a few

  • Sour cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Combine the smoked paprika, chilli powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

2. Combine the onions, red and yellow peppers, capsicum, juice of half a lemon and half of the dry spice mix in another bowl and mix. Set aside for ten minutes.

Step 3

To make the salsa, combine the tomato, spring onion with greens, remaining lemon juice, salt, crushed peppercorns and coriander leaves in a bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Cut the cottage cheese into long strips. Sprinkle the remaining dry spice mix on the strips.

Step 5

5. Heat half tablespoon oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the cottage cheese strips and grill lightly.

Step 6

Add the remaining oil to the same pan and add the vegetables. Toss on high heat for two to three minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 7

Slightly warm the tortillas on a non-stick pan.

Step 8

Place a tortilla on the worktop. Put the lettuce, top with grilled vegetables and grilled cottage cheese and add some salsa. Drizzle half tablespoon of sour cream and wrap.

Step 9

Serve immediately.

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