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Recipe of Empanadas

Hetal Kamdar
These Empanadas are cute little hand pies or turnovers whatever you want to name it. The biscuity goodness of empanadas simply melts in your mouth. They are super versatile party appetizers that are delicious and come as a handy option.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2



  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 50 Grams Cold Butter
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 tbsp Extra flour for dusting
  • Salt as per taste

FOR FILLING:2 Medium Green Capsicums

  • 1 Big Onion
  • A handful of Greens FreshCoriander and Basil leaves
  • 100 Grams Cottage cheese Paneer
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 8-10 Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Eggless Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste



  • Take a big bowl and add 2 cups of all-purpose flour (Maida), Cold butter (Cut into small cubes), and salt.
  • Now mix the dough with your fingertips and try to melt the butter in the dough till it forms like a crumbly mixture.
  • Now add cold water very little at a time and try to knead the dough gently.
  • Now cover the dough with fresh cling and refrigerate it for half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, you can do the preparation for the stuffing.


  • Chop onions and capsicums into small pieces, mince Garlic very finely and keep it aside in a bowl.
  • Also, make small cubes of Cottage cheese and keep it in a bowl.
  • Now heat a pan and add Olive Oil in it, once its hot add minced garlic in the oil and saute it for few seconds till garlic leaves its aroma.
  • Now add chopped Onions and Capsicums in the oil and saute it for 4-5 minutes stirring in between.
  • Once they are cooked add salt, oregano, chili flakes, cottage cheese, and Mayonnaise,
  • Stir it till all the ingredients are mixed well and finally add chopped coriander and basil leaves in it.
  • Give a quick stir and cook for a minute and switch off the flame.
  • Let the stuffing cool at room temperature.


  • Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 C.
  • Meanwhile, remove the dough from the refrigerator and on a flat surface roll out the dough into thin discs.
  • Pinch small balls of this and roll it into fine thin rounds.


  • Place a spoonful of the cottage cheese and capsicum stuffing in the center of the empanada disc.
  • Brush the edges of the empanada disc with cornflour and water, this will act as a form of glue that will help seal the empanadas. This is optional.
  • Fold the empanada discs and seal the edges gently with your fingers, but it’s much easier to use a fork to seal the edges as shown in the picture above.
  • Repeat the same procedure with the entire dough and arrange them on a plate.
  • Bake the empanadas in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 15-20 minutes.
  • The exact time will vary based on your oven and the size of the empanadas and how crispy you want.
  • Serve these empanadas warm with tomato salsa.
Keyword Empanadas, Empanadas with Cottage Cheese and Capsicum, Recipe of Mexican Empanadas
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