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Paneer Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Written by on June 6, 2023

This Paneer Toast is an easy yet delicious open-toast Paneer Cheese Sandwich that is made with a savoury, spiced paneer filling and topped with mozzarella cheese. You can make this scrumptious snack on your skillet, frying pan or tawa and even in a regular oven.

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For Paneer Filling
  • 2 teaspoons Butter or oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  •  cup finely chopped onions
  •  cup finely chopped capsicum (red, green or yellow bell pepper)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 cup grated Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
  • salt as required

More Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano or mixed herbs, add as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter or oil – for toasting bread
Preparing Paneer Stuffing
  • Grate 1 cup of paneer and set aside. You can also crumble paneer.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of butter or oil in a frying pan or a small kadai.
  • Once the butter melts, add 1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste.
  • Saute for some seconds till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Next, add finely chopped onions and finely chopped capsicum.
  • Mix well.
  • On low to medium-low heat, sauté till the onions turn translucent and soften.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix very well.
  • Add paneer. Mix well. Then switch off the heat.
  • Lastly season with salt as per taste.
  • Mix again very well and keep the pan with the paneer stuffing aside.

Making Paneer Toast

  • Now grate 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and set aside.
  • Take the bread slices. You can slice off the side crusts if you prefer.
  • Spread a bit of butter or oil on a heavy skillet or tawa. Keep the heat to its lowest.
  • Do use a heavy skillet or frying pan or else the bread can get too much browned or burnt from the bottom. Also, keep the heat to its lowest when making the entire recipe.
  • Then place the bread slices on it. You can keep 2 to 3 bread slices at a time depending on the size of the tawa or pan.
    You can use any variety of bread like white bread, whole wheat or brown bread or multi-grain bread.
  • Lightly toast the bread slices and then flip them.
  • Now quickly top the bread slices with the paneer stuffing.
  • Top with grated mozzarella cheese. You can also use cheddar cheese, processed cheese or pizza cheese.
  • Keep the heat to its lowest. Place a lid on paneer cheese toast slices.
  • Cook till the cheese melts and the bread slices are toasted well.
  • Remove with a spatula and place the paneer cheese toast slices on a serving plate or tray.
    Sprinkle some red chilli flakes or oregano if you want. Red chilli flakes can be skipped.
  • Serve Paneer Toast hot or warm accompanied with coriander chutney, mint chutney, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce or sriracha sauce.
If baking then preheat oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius/392 degrees F. Then at the same temperature, first lightly toast the bread in the oven. When the bread is lightly toasted, carefully spread the butter, and place the paneer filling and grated mozzarella cheese on top of the bread. Bake till the cheese melts.
Use good quality paneer and cheese. Make sure they are in their shelf period and have not gone rancid.
Feel free to add your preferred herbs or spices or sauces/chutneys to the toppings.
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