Having a quick and easy snack for the evenings is always a challenge for me. I need something filling and at the same time healthy to feed my boys to keep them sustained for the busy evening. This paneer sandwich recipe is from Harini’s blog and I loved the paneer filling. It is sort of a paneer bhurji (scrambled paneer) stuffed inside the bread and it was a lovely treat for my kids that also kept them filled up.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes plus 10 minutes to make the sandwich
Difficulty level – easy
Recipe source – Tamalapaku
Ingredients – (makes about 5/6 sandwiches)
- Paneer – 1 cup (grated)
- Onion – 1 (chopped finely)
- Tomatoes – 2 small (chopped finely)
- Red chili powder – ½ tsp
- Dhania -jeera (coriander cumin) powder – ½ tsp
- Garam masala – ½ tsp (optional)
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Jeera/cumin – ½ tsp
- Cilantro – to garnish
- Salt – to taste
- Bread – 10 slices (to make 5 sandwiches)
- In a pan heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. Once the seeds sputter, add the chopped onions and sauté until light brown.
- Add the tomatoes along with the salt, chili powder, dhania jeera powder and garam masala and sauté until the tomatoes are cooked and mushy.
- Then add the grated/crumbled paneer and cook for few minutes until the mixture is dry (about 4-5 minutes).
- Add the cilantro and mix well.
- To make the sandwich, spread about a tablespoon of the paneer mixture on one slice of the bread and then top with the other slice. I used a Panini maker to make the sandwich. You could also make it in a sandwich maker or on the griddle.
- Serve the paneer sandwich with ketchup!