Healthy Spicy Paneer Burrito – Indo Mexican Fusion Recipe

post modified on December 7

Written by Puja

Spicy Paneer Burrito Recipe is a wrap filled with flavored Indian Cottage cheese, rice mix, homemade sour cream, and salsa. These burritos stuffed with paneer can also be packed for kid’s lunch boxes. (Step by Step photos with detailed instructions).

Paneer Burrito

About Paneer Burrito Recipe:

This Spicy Paneer Burrito Recipe is a combination of paneer infused with spicy tangy seasoning, drizzled with creamy mint-flavored sour cream and some fresh salsa and then all of it wrapped into a soft Tortilla and finally grilled.

This creative Indo-Mexican Fusion recipe is a perfect blend of spiciness, tanginess, and creaminess.

My home is full of people with a wide variety of tastes and choices. While some like spice, some likes sourness and tanginess in their food.
And then there are the ones who like sweetness in their food.

To keep up with all of their choices is a difficult thing, but then that’s what cooking is all about. Isn’t it?

So, a few weeks back I had made a Burrito recipe if you remember.

That one had a slightly sweet taste to it and there came a request from the other group who favored the sour, spicy, and tangy flavors.

I couldn’t have dismissed their request. And to honor that I decided that I will make a slightly spicy version of the Burrito recipe.

paneer burrito recipe

The last time when I prepared Vegetarian Burrito, it had a slightly sweeter taste in it, because of the addition of sauce to the refried beans. So this time I thought of experimenting with something different. Hence I made this spicy version of the Burrito.

And guess what, it was a big hit. It was loved by all in the family, including my daughter. Now she keeps demanding for Paneer Burrito, what more can I ask for?

Since it has all the goodness in it, I get the satisfaction, when she has it. And as I said to make this recipe more healthy you can always go for wheat flour tortilla.

So my lovely readers, do give this recipe a try and tell us how it turned out for you. 🙂

Burrito Recipe

Paneer Burrito is a perfect recipe for a lazy evening or, weekend brunch. When you have guests coming to your house you can plan and prepare a batch of burritos. It’s a complete meal on its own since it has everything to keep your tummy full.

These burritos stuffed with paneer are a healthy option for kid’s tiffin boxes. And to make it more healthy you can use wheat flour to make Tortillas.

Why you should Make this Recipe?

If you are looking for something interesting to try for a weekend brunch or dinner then this recipe is for you.

  1. They are fun, versatile (for any meal of the day)
  2. A great thing for the kids to get involved with
  3. Highly customizable
  4. Great recipe for kids
  5. A single Burrito would make up a whole meal, as they are quite filling.
  6. Extremely tasty!

Looking for some more Fusion Mexican Recipes?

Veg Tacos Recipe – Paneer Corn Hard Taco Shells Recipe

Mushroom and Spinach Quesadilla Recipe – Indian Style

Indian Style Vegetarian Burrito Recipe

paneer burrito

Basic Ingredients used to make Spicy Paneer Burrito Recipe:

Tortilla – You can use store-bought Tortilla to keep this recipe simple and as a time saver. But I am making this recipe from scratch and hence am making tortillas too, with just a few ingredients.

Paneer Stuffing – This is where the spices come in. To make the paneer stuffing more flavourful, I have added some Indian spices to make it a little spicy.

Sour Cream – I prepared sour cream using thick curd and gave it a little twist by adding mint-flavored Mayonnaise to it. So simple isn’t it?

Rice Mix – The next most important part is the rice mix, which is a simple mixture of cooked rice, coriander leaves, lemon juice, and salt.

Salsa – This is something I prepared using some fresh ingredients which give this recipe a completely fresh flavor.

And at last, an addition of cheese gives this a finishing touch.

The best part of this recipe is that it is highly customizable. You can use any kind of filling of your choice. And to keep this recipe a little simpler you can use some store-bought ingredients, like a tortilla, sour cream, salsa, etc.


Spicy Paneer Burrito

Spicy Paneer Burrito Recipe is a wrap filled with flavoured Indian Cottage cheese, rice mix, homemade sour cream, and salsa. These burritos stuffed with paneer can also be packed for kid’s lunch boxes.
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Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: Indian, Mexican
Keyword: paneer burrito
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Burritos
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Puja


For Dough

  • 2 cup All-Purpose flour
  • Salt as per needed
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Curd as needed (to knead the dough)

For Rice Mix

  • 1 cup Rice Cooked
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Paneer

  • 1/2 cup Capsicum cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Onion cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Tomato cut into cubes
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 250 gm Paneer cubes
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • 1 tbsp Fenugreek Leaves
  • Salt to taste

For Sour cream

  • 6 tbsp Thick Curd
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise mint flavoured
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

For Salsa

  • 1 Onion medium ( finely chopped )
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Other Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise mint flavour – as needed
  • Mozzarella Cheese as needed
  • Oregano as needed


How to Mix Dough

  • Add all-purpose flour, oil, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Now add curd as needed and form a smooth and soft dough.
  • Now cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rest for 1/2 an hour.

How to Make Rice Mix

  • In a bowl, add cooked rice, coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt and mix everything well. Set aside.

How to Make Chilli Paneer Stuffing

  • Heat butter in a pan, add cumin seeds, and let it splutter.
  • Once the seeds start spluttering add crushed garlic to it. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Now add onion, capsicum, and tomato to it and stir.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt to it.
  • Cook until the raw smell of turmeric goes off.
  • Add coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add paneer cubes to it. Give it a nice mix.
  • Now add curd and Kasturi methi leaves and mix.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes and switch off the flame. Set aside.

How to Make Sour Cream

  • In a bowl add thick curd, mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt. Mix everything well. Set aside.

How to Make Salsa

  • Take another bowl, add onion, tomato, green chilli, lemon juice and salt.
  • Mix everything well. Keep it aside.

How to Make Tortilla

  • Divide the dough into 8 equal sizes.
  • Now take one part and roll it.
  • Heat a flat pan and cook the base from both the sides. (use flat tawa to cook, but if you don’t have you can use normal Tawa also).
  • Follow the same process to make the rest of the tortilla.

How to Assemble

  • Place the tortillas on a plate and spread the rice mixture on the lower part of the roti.
  • Now add some chilli paneer on the same spot then some sour cream and some salsa.
  • Now add some grated cheese on to it.
  • Sprinkle some Oregano Seasoning on to it.
    burrito recipe
  • It’s time to roll our burritos.
  • To roll the burrito, first, fold the two sides inwards covering the filling.
  • Then start rolling from the bottom towards the top, tightly pressing the fillings inward so that the wrap completely encloses the filling from all sides.
  • Continue with remaining burritos.
  • Now heat a grill pan or normal tawa.
    burrito 4
  • Keep one burrito wrap on to it.
  • Rub little butter on all sides of the burrito.
  • Cook from both sides until the burrito is golden brown.
  • Cut the burritos in half and serve.
  • You can serve these burritos roll along with mayonnaise, sauce, or sour cream and nachos.


I have used mozzarella cheese here. But you can use any other cheese of your choice


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Paneer Burrito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1012IU20%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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My Recommended Product:

To grill Burrito I have used a grill pan, that I have bought from Amazon. You can go for either Wonder chef Grill Pan or Vinod Legacy Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Fry pan Grill Pan

And incase you are looking for something different then you might want to try these two products:

Mr. Butler Cast Iron Grill Pan with Double Handle, Pre- Seasoned, 10.25 Inch, Black

HighKind Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan (10.5 Inches) Square Grill Frying Pan with Long Handle

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spicy Paneer Burrito:

Why are burritos so good?

Burritos are easy and fun to make, and the best thing about this recipe is that you can get your kids involved. A single burrito would make up a complete meal, as they are quite filling.

What is in a traditional Mexican burrito?

Traditional Mexican Burrito contains just refried beans, one type of meat, and maybe a sprinkling of cheese, while certain regions have been known to fill their wraps with potatoes, chorizo, grilled cactus, or roasted peppers.

Do traditional burritos have rice?

Not actually. Rice is just filler. The purpose of a burrito is to envelop meats, beans, vegetables, and sauces like guacamole or salsa inside a warm tortilla. 

Are burritos healthy?

Burritos are generally made of flour tortilla, meat, possibly beans and/or rice, cheese, and toppings. Burritos can be a healthy part of any meal plan if you are choosing the most nutrient-dense ingredients and making without adding extra fat. To make this Spicy Paneer Burrito I have used All purpose flour tortilla, but to make it more healthy you can use wheat flour tortilla and also avoid using cheese in it.

What is the best cheese for burritos?

Cheese in a burrito should be mild and melted. Monterey Jack and mild cheddar both work. But I have used Mozzarella Cheese in it. Because I love the addition of Mozzarella Cheese in my Burritos.

What is the difference between an enchilada and a burrito?

Enchiladas are usually made with corn tortillas and burrito is made with flour.

What is the difference between a burrito and a wet burrito?

Normal, regular Burritos are stuffed in a flour tortilla, and wrapped in aluminum foil so that you can eat them with your hands. Wet Burritos are made “wet” when it is cooked in a covered container in enchilada sauce, served on a plate, and eaten with a fork.

What’s the difference between a quesadilla and a burrito?

A quesadilla is lighter as compared to a Burrito. Burrito is a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat and/or beans, cheese, paneer, etc while quesadilla is made by filling a tortilla (corn or flour) with cheese, folding it in half, and toasting it until the cheese is melted. Additional ingredients, such as meats (chicken or beef, commonly), or vegetables can be added to a quesadilla.

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Happy Cooking!!! 

This post was last updated on 25th January 2024.

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