Grilled Paneer Sandwich Recipe – An easy bread sandwich recipe with paneer (cottage cheese) along with indian spices as filling. Kids will love them either for breakfast or for a quick snack.
My kids simply love breads and go through them like water every week. Every day they eat bread either for their school snack or for their breakfast and grilled sandwiches are always a winner with them.
I have grilled the assembled sandwiches in my sandwich maker using the grill plates but you can also toast them in a tawa. Both will be equally good.
While toasting on the tawa, make sure you toast them over low flame taking enough time for the crispy and crunchy effect and for even browning of the bread slices.
Earlier whenever the milk curdled, I used to make paneer bhurji and the kids would love to spread them on a chapathi, roll it and enjoy them but nowadays they prefer these grilled paneer sandwich.
You can also use scrambled or grated tofu (soya paneer) instead of the regular paneer to make this sandwich following the same recipe. Use brown bread or multi grain flour bread for an even healthier sandwich.
Grilled Paneer Sandwich Recipe as follows:
- Bread slices - 4
- Paneer (grated or crumpled) – 1/2 cup
- Onion – 1
- Green chili – 1
- Ginger, minced – 1/4 tsp
- Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
- Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
- Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp
- Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Butter – 3 tsp
- Tomato ketchup – to serve
- Chop onion finely. Mince the green chili finely.
- Heat a pan with oil.
- Add minced green chilli and ginger and sauté for 10 seconds.
- Add onion and sauté till it turns translucent.
- Now add all the dry powders like red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix well. The mixture will look dry now.
- Add crumpled or grated paneer, coriander leaves and mix well till it gets combined well with the onion mixture. Take off stove and let the mixture cool down a bit.
- Paneer filling is ready for the sandwich.
- Grease one side of all the bread slices with butter.
- On the ungreased side of all bread slices, drop ½ tbsp of tomato ketchup and spread well.
- Place required amount of the paneer filling, say 2-3 tbsp on top of the tomato ketchup and spread evenly.
- Close with another bread slice with the greased tomato ketchup side facing the filling and the buttered side facing the top.
- Make another sandwich following the same procedure.
- Heat the sandwich maker with the grill plates as mentioned in the manual of your brand.
- Place the assembled sandwiches on the hot grill plates and grill till evenly browned.
- Release the knob and open the lid, gently remove the grilled paneer sandwiches on to a serving plate.
- If you do not have a sandwich maker, heat a tawa or skilled, grease with either oil or butter and place the assembled sandwich and cook over low flame till the bottom side is evenly browned. Gently press the top with a spatula while cooking so that the sandwich sticks together.
- Gently flip the sandwich so that the other side gets cooked and browned too. Transfer to a serving plate.
- Cut the sandwich across using a sharp knife into triangles and serve piping hot with tomato ketchup.