Crepes Mexicana: Easy but awesome – that describes this baked dish best of all. This unique creation features crepes with a Mexican filling. A flavourful and succulent cottage cheese mixture joins hands with chunky uncooked salsa and mealy refried beans to make a fabulous filling for the crepes.

Simple ingredients are mixed and matched to give a classic, memorable flavour. The cheesy mouth-feel and herby aroma of the Crepes Mexicana are sure to etch a lasting memory. Serve this baked dish hot and fresh with a crunchy garnish of spring onion greens.

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Baking time:  10 minutes   
Baking temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)   
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Makes 5 crepes

Ingredients

5 crepes
3/4 cup refried beans
5 tsp uncooked salsa

For The Cottage Cheese Mixture
1/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Baking
1/2 tbsp milk for brushing
1/2 cup grated processed cheese

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

Method

For the cottage cheese mixture

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the paneer, zucchini, corn, dried oregano, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well. Divide the mixture into 5 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the refried beans into 5 portions. Keep aside.
  2. Place a crepe on a clean, dry surface and place a portion of the beans on one side of the crêpe.
  3. Put one portion of the cottage cheese mixture evenly over it.
  4. Put 1 tsp of salsa on top of the refried beans.
  5. Roll it up tightly.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 4 more crêpes.
  7. Arrange the crepes in a baking dish.
  8. Brush the crepes with milk.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake in a hot oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

Nutrition Value

Value per crepe % Daily Values
Energy 226 cal 11%
Protein 8.2 g 15%
Carbohydrates 23.3 g 8%
Fiber 1.8 g 7%
Fat 11 g 17%
Cholesterol 15.2 mg 4%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A 241 mcg 5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.2 mg 20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.2 mg 10%
Vitamin C 5.5 mg 14%
Vitamin E 0.1 mg 1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 72.4 mcg 36%
MINERALS
Calcium 188.3 mg 31%
Iron 1.7 mg 8%
Magnesium 41.8 mg 12%
Phosphorus 170.7 mg 28%
Sodium 121.4 mg 6%
Potassium 258.9 mg 6%
Zinc 0.8 mg 8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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