Thursday, 22 June 2017

Paneer Fajitas with Lettuce

Almost five months away from blogging, it took me a while to restructure my thoughts and come back with a recipe which is different yet suits the theme of my blog: International foods with a desi twist.
What better than an Indianised version of Fajitas, a popular Mexican dish. Fajitas are a Make It Yourself type of dish where they serve veggies or meat sauteed in a sauce, on a hot grill with tortillas, sour cream, and cheese to go with it on the side.
 They usually serve the vegetarian version of this dish with Tofu, in one of our frequently visited restaurants Jack Astor's in Toronto. My husband is not a big fan of Tofu and hence we decided to make our own version with Panner (Milk Cheese).

Perfect for a weeknight dinner our a quick game bite, this takes less than 30 mins to prepare. Enjoy this quick and easy recipe.

Paneer Fajitas with Lettuce


  • 2-3 Big Sized Lettuce Leaves
  • I cup Paneer, cut into strips (Milk Cheese)
  • 1 cup colored bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup onion, cut into long strips
  • 1 tsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Tobasco Sauce
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Oil for sauteing
  • Lemon Wedge for garnish
For serving
  • Tortillas (optional)
  • grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Ketchup of choice
Paneer Fajitas 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions, bell peppers and cook well until crisp.
  • Add the Paneer Strips and saute well until you get a golden brown color for the paneer.
  • Add the spices and ketchup mentioned above and mix well, until veggies and paneer are coated
  • Add salt to taste and mix well
  • Cook till all the moisture is absorbed and make sure mixture is crisp in texture
  • Take a lettuce leaf on a plate and serve the mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle cheese, add sour cream and roll like a wrap.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Paneer Fajitas served on a Lettuce Leaf

You can use Tortillas too instead of Lettuce. You can also serve it on hot grill if available at home. If not, simply prepare the mixture before serving.

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