Paneer sandwich is an easy, delicious, kid’s favorite sandwich. Looking for something tasty as well as nutritious? These protein packed Indian cottage cheese stuffed sandwiches are filling as well as popular lunch box among kids.
Hungry and want something wholesome for tea time snack? These make a perfect match then!
- Paneer - You can use frozen paneer cubes as well as fresh paneer. I have tried both and my vote is for fresh paneer as it stays soft even after cooling down.
- Spice powders - You can add or omit as per your personal preference. But since paneer can be bland, make sure to use more spice powders. Especially I love chaat masala the most.
- Sauce & lemon - Both of them are really important for an elevated taste, otherwise it may taste flat or over powdered with spice powders. The sweet taste from tomato chilli sauce and tanginess from lemon balances the masala powders.
Chilli paneer sandwich
- Cut the capsicum and onion into cubes. Use soya sauce along and make stuffing taste more like chilli paneer for a change.
Schezwan paneer sandwich
- Schezwan sauce can be used in place of chilli tomato sauce, for a nice twist. You can use store bought schezwan chutney too for quick version.
Paneer tikka sandwich
Got leftover paneer tikka? Make it as paneer tikka sandwich. You can also make paneer tikka marinade especially for this.
I used griller plate but can use regular sandwich maker too as triangles.
This is the first time I am making paneer sandwich. Weird right😝? I always had a thought paneer sandwich could be dry and not as tasty as sandwiches with cheese.
Just make sure using good quality paneer or homemade ones. Fresh paneer yields softer results than frozen.
But this one was tasting really great and Aj too loved it.
After years of packing pizza sandwich in his lunch box and not getting convinced for any other sandwich, finally he told he can take this.
So here's my version and I know many of you look for this specific sandwich in my blog.
Yes! Though paneer is also a type of cheese and did not use cheese in this sandwich, you can definitely add grated cheese to make it more delicious.
But since paneer sandwich calories is already higher and it is tasty by itself, I avoid cheese.
Follow the same steps as you do in a sandwich maker. Instead of toasting in a sandwich maker:
Heat a tawa firstly and put it in low flame.
Then grease with little ghee or butter, evenly.
Place the sandwich over it.
Press gently on top using a spatula. You can also place a heavy flat bottomed pan over the sandwich. This ensures even browning with fantastic crispy results.
Apply butter or ghee over the top evenly.
Flip gently and again press gently or place a pan over it to ensure even browning.
Paneer sandwich recipe
- 1.5 cup Paneer crumbled
- 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
- 3 tablespoon Carrot julienne or grated
- ¼ cup Coriander leaves chopped
- 2 Green chilli finely chopped
- ¾ teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- ½ teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon Chaat masala
- ½ teaspoon Lemon juice
- 8 Bread slices
- Butter – to smear
- 2 teaspoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Keep paneer immersed in hot water firstly, until soft.
- Mean while you can prepare the required ingredients.
- Crumble the paneer once cooled down.
- In a pan, add oil and splutter cumin seeds in low flame.
- Add ginger garlic paste and give it a fry.
- In goes green chilli, carrot and capsicum. Fry for a minute to cook it but still retains it crunch.
- Add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder and salt. Mix well.
- Tip in crumbled paneer, coriander leaves and mix for 2 minutes.
- Once mixed well, add chaat masala, lemon juice and switch off the flame. Mix well and transfer to a bowl.
- Heat a sandwich maker until it is ready (green light goes on) and grease well with butter, both up and down.
- Spread the prepared paneer in a bread slice and cover it with another slice.
- Place in the sandwich maker and close it.
- Once it is golden in colour, take off from the sandwich maker and divide into two to serve.
- I used griller plates, so I gave a quick double toast for extra crispy paneer sandwich.
- Cut into triangles to serve.
- I used kohinoor paneer if frozen or Milky mist and Suvai (SG brand) if fresh paneer.
- I crumble paneer with hands, but you can give it a run in mixer too.
- You can add vegetables of your choice too like sweet corn, peas etc.
- Chaat masala has salt, so adjust the amount of salt that goes in.
- Do not use more oil than mentioned otherwise it could become too oily.
- Keep paneer immersed in hot water firstly, until soft. Mean while you can prepare the required ingredients. Crumble the paneer once cooled down.
2. In a pan, add oil and splutter cumin seeds in low flame. Add ginger garlic paste and give it a fry.
3. Add green chilli, carrot and capsicum. Fry for a minute to cook it but still retains it crunch.
4. In goes turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder and salt. Mix well.
5. Add crumbled paneer, coriander leaves and mix for 2 minutes.
6. Once mixed well, add chaat masala, lemon juice and switch off the flame. Mix well and transfer to a bowl.
7. Heat a sandwich maker until it is ready (green light goes on) and grease well with butter, both up and down.
Spread the prepared paneer in a bread slice and cover it with another slice. Place in the sandwich maker and close it.
8. Once it is golden in colour, take off from the sandwich maker and divide into two to serve.
I used griller plates, so I gave a quick double toast for extra crispy sandwiches.
9. Cut into triangles to serve.
Serve with tomato chilli sauce or as such too it tastes great.