Mexican Paneer Wraps

May 3, 2007 at 3:42 pm 18 comments

A couple of days back we went to the local McDonald’s outlet and had their Paneer Salsa Wrap. Over the weekend I tried making my own Mexican Paneer Wraps at home (I can’t use the name ‘Paneer Salsa Wrap’ it seems to be their trademark!) According to family and friends the rolls were much better than the original J(I dedicate my success to lotso’ hard work and love I put into my cooking J) I have no idea how they make at Mc’s but I made them with the available ingredients and to suit our taste.

I was very impressed and encouraged by Sailu’s recent posts on Mexican recipes.  I used her recipe for the Tomato Salsa as well as Sour Cream. Thanks Sailu. You will find very simple and easy recipes on her lovely blog here.

Paneer (cottage cheese) slices and some veggies along with the Tomato Salsa and Sour cream are wrapped in a tortilla to make these delicious wraps.

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 Mexican Paneer wraps recipe :To Make ~6-7 wraps      __________________________________________________

For the Flour Tortilla 

1 cup Wheat Flour

1 cup Maida (All purpose flour)

2 tsp oil

For the Paneer slices 

Paneer block about 250 gms

 3 – 4 tbsp cornflour

2-3 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)

salt as per taste

oil for deep frying

For the veggie filling 

1 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (onions, carrots, beans, cauliflower, sweetcorn kernels)or veggies of your choice

Dried parsley

Red chilli flakes

1tsp olive oil

Salt to taste

For the topping 

Shredded cabbage –Red/Purple variety

Grated Cheese

Tomato Salsa

Sour Cream

Preparation 

 Sieve and mix the wheat flour and maida, add oil, salt as required and knead into soft pliable dough. Keep aside for ½ an hour. Meanwhile, mix cornflour, salt, Worcestershire sauce and make a slurry using water.Cut paneer into slices lengthwise and about ½ a cm in thickness.Dip these slices in the cornflour slurry and deep fry in oil till golden brown. Heat Olive oil add the onions and sauté till translucent. Add the other veggies and cook for few minutes. Keep them crunchy do not overcook them. Add salt, dried parsely and chilli flakes and mix nicely. 

To make the wraps 

Make small lemon sized balls from the dough. Roll out each ball into thin round Chapatis/Rotis ~7” in diameter.Heat a griddle/tava and lightly roast the tortilla on both sides for about a minute or so. The tortillas should not become brown, just roast for a few seconds.  Place each warm tortilla on a flat surface. Put the Salsa over it and spread evenly. Add some veggie filling and spread it too. Place the Paneer  slice at the centre. Top it with the shredded cabbage, sour cream and grated cheese. Sprinkle red chilli flakes and dried parsley and roll the tortilla firmly. Use some milk if required to seal the edges. Seal the bottom on one side of the tortilla to give it a pocket like shape( Its easier to eat that way) Grill the Paneer Salsa Rolls in the oven for ~ 10 minutes from all sides. Serve hot

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lata  |  May 3, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Your wraps look great. I will try this over the weekend. I have all the items in the fridge except tortillas. I will go get them from the store.

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    • 2. chef Rocker  |  May 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      make a paste of corriander and garlic and add to the flour before you make the dough.
      Im sure you will taste heaven……

      Reply
  • 3. Richa  |  May 3, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    hey the wraps look YUM :)

    Reply
  • 4. Sakshi  |  May 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    This is what I love eating. Will try it after the madness is done.

    Reply
  • 5. Trupti  |  May 3, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    What a creative recipe….I love anything Mexican!

    thanks for a new recipe for me to try out..

    Reply
  • 6. Roopa  |  May 4, 2007 at 6:59 am

    wow nice one! it looks yummy!
    @ Hey thanks all of you.Try them and let me know the verdict :)

    Reply
  • 7. Anju  |  September 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    Just made these for friday nite’s dinner. Hope my f’ly likes it. We all love to experiment with our food. And Mexican is Yumm. We alos luv ITALIAN. Pls post some easy to make Italian recipes.
    Pls revert.
    @ Thanks Anju, I hope they like it too. Will try and post some Italian recipes. Meanwhile I has posted about this Farfalle recipe:

    http://foodcourt.wordpress.com/2007/08/30/farfalle-with-lima-beans/.

    See if you like it!

    Reply
  • 8. isha  |  August 19, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    it is wonderful and thank you so much for helping me out

    Reply
  • 9. shweta  |  April 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    it sounds fantastic i’ll definitely try this…

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  • 10. prakash  |  April 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Thanks a lot for the recipe. I am a father of two and i love cooking for them.

    Reply
  • 11. Ami  |  February 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I had this when i visited Ahmedabad it was great. I followed your recipe and the wrap came out great (A BIG THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US IN PHILLY)except the paneer did you mean cornflour as in cornstarch or corn flour(masa harina)mine came out a bit chewy not soft inside any suggestions

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    • 12. My foodcourt  |  February 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks and am glad that you liked it. yes I used the regular fine (white) cornflour/cornstarch.Try using soft paneer (malai paneer if you are not worried about the fat content). Also the temp. of the oil should be right. I have also tried shallow frying the paneer instead of deep frying. it works fine as well and keeps the paneer nice and soft.fry the paneer as fast as possible slow cooking makes it chewy.Hope this helps

      Reply
  • 13. Ami  |  February 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Yes!!!! it worked. I shallow fried it at a high temp and it worked so many thanks

    Reply
  • 15. Grover  |  July 27, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Instead of using paneer, try compressed tofu, the kind with much of the water squeezed out. No coating necessary. Just cut into strips and fry on medium in sesame oil if you have it.

    Reply
  • 16. alka  |  February 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    thanks a great receipe n looks great 2

    Reply
  • 17. Akshay  |  August 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I tried your recipe today for lunch…. It came out to be awesome….. :)
    Taste was really good

    Reply
    • 18. My foodcourt  |  August 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Akshay, it is always great to hear the feedback . Glad that you enjoyed it.
      Just for your information the blog has moved to my-foodcourt.com, hope to see you there too :)happy cooking

      Reply

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