Paneer Bhurji Sandwich Recipe

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Whether you are making a fresh batch of Paneer Bhurji or have some leftovers, with this recipe, you can turn it into a lovely snack that is super delicious for the palate. This yummy sandwich is stuffed with spiced paneer bhurji and then toasted or grilled. This is one of those sandwich recipes that can be an instant hit with family or friends alike. I also make it for breakfast once a while, as it is quite filling too.

paneer bhurji sandwich recipe

About Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Paneer bhurji and sandwich, isn’t it a win-win situation? This is also a quick recipe as making paneer bhurji does not take time.

In case, you have already prepared Paneer Bhurji, then you just need to toast the sandwiches. These sandwiches are good for a quick brunch, lunch box or for a cocktail party.

Imagine a symphony of spices dancing on your taste buds, nestled between layers of soft bread –that’s the Paneer Bhurji Sandwich for you. This culinary delight hails from the vibrant streets of India, where flavors collide to create a sensation that’s both comforting and exciting. If you love such recipes then you can check these recipes of

Like I said, at the heart of this sandwich is the Paneer Bhurji, a concoction of crumbled paneer (Indian cottage cheese) infused with a medley of spices and aromatics.

Picture soft crumbled paneer mingling with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and a sprinkle of spices, lending warmth and depth to every bite.

For this Paneer Bhurji Sandwich, crumbled paneer is sautéed with onions, tomatoes, spice powders and herbs. This can be done as per your liking.

It is then stuffed inside the bread, and either toasted or grilled in an electric toaster or hand-held stove-top toaster. If you prefer sandwiches with a good filling inside, then you can also add some cheese and sliced veggies to make it fuller.

With each bite, you experience a burst of flavors – the creamy richness of paneer, the tang of tomatoes, the crunch of onions, and the kick of spices, all embraced by the softness of bread.

The Paneer Bhurji Sandwich is a melody of textures and tastes, a celebration of Indian street food charm infused into a handheld delight.

Serve it with a spicy green chutney and tomato ketchup, and/or a side of French Fries.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Preparation

1. Keep all the ingredients ready for making paneer bhurji.

ingredients for paneer bhurji.

2. Crumble 200 grams of paneer and set aside.

paneer crumbled for paneer bhurji.

Sauté Onions

3. Heat 1½ tablespoons butter or oil in a pan.

adding butter in a hot pan.

4. Once the butter melts or the oil becomes hot, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.

cumin seeds added to hot butter in the pan.

5. Lower the heat and sauté cumin seeds until they crackle.

sautéing cumin seeds.

6. Now, add 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger.

finely chopped ginger added to pan.

7. Sauté the ginger on low heat for a minute or until the raw aroma of ginger disappears.

sautéing ginger.

8. Add ⅓ cup chopped onions and 1 to 2 finely chopped green chilies.

chopped onions and finely chopped green chilies added to pan.

9. Sauté until the onions turn translucent and are softened.

sautéing onions.

10. Sprinkle salt as per taste.

salt added to onion mixture.

11. Stir and mix well.

salt mixed in the onion mixture.

Sauté Tomatoes

12. Now, add ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes.

finely chopped tomatoes added to pan.

13. Stir and sauté for a minute.

sautéing onion-tomato mixture.

14. Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder and ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

spice powders added to onion-tomato mixture.

15. Mix well.

spices mixed in the onion-tomato mixture.

16. Sauté the onion-tomato masala on low to medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until the tomatoes soften.

sautéing onion-tomato masala.

Add Paneer

17. Then, add the crumbled paneer.

crumbled paneer added to onion-tomato masala.

18. Stir and mix well. Cook on low heat for about 1 minute.

Ensure you don’t overcook the paneer as it becomes dense and rubbery, if cooked for a longer time.

paneer  mixed with onion-tomato masala.

19. Turn off the heat.

cooked paneer bhurji.

20. Add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

chopped coriander leaves mixed in cooked paneer bhurji.

21. Remove the paneer bhurji in a bowl and set aside. Allow it to cool or become warm at room temperature.

paneer bhurji in a bowl.

Assemble

22. Slice the edges of the bread if you prefer.

You can use any bread of your choice like White Bread or Brown Bread or Wheat Bread or Sandwich Bread.

edges sliced of brown bread slices.

23. Apply a generous amount of butter on the bread slices.

butter applied on bread slices.

24. Add a spoonful of prepared paneer bhurji on the buttered bread slices. Spread the mixture evenly on all sides with the help of a spatula or back of a spoon.

At this point you could also add some thinly sliced onion, capsicum, cucumber or tomato if you like.

prepared paneer bhurji spread on buttered bread slices.

25. Cover with another slice of bread.

paneer bhurji slices covered with another bread slice.

Toast Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

26. Place the sandwiches in a preheated toaster or grill.

assembled paneer bhurji sandwiches placed on a griller.

27. Toast for 2 to 3 minutes or until they look golden brown and crisp. Similarly, toast or grill the rest of sandwiches.

grilled paneer bhurji sandwiches.

28. Slice the sandwiches, apply some butter if you like, over them.

paneer bhurji sandwiches sliced into 2.

29. Serve Paneer Bhurji Sandwich with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

paneer bhurji sandwich pieces serve don a white plate with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

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Paneer Bhurji Sandwich Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Sandwich is made with a filling of paneer bhurji or savory scrambled paneer. These sandwiches can either be toasted or grilled. Makes for a filling and healthy breakfast when made with whole wheat bread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

For paneer bhurji

  • 200 grams Paneer – crumbled (Indian cottage cheese)
  • 1.5 tablespoons Butter – or use oil or ghee
  • cup onions – finely chopped or 1 medium-sized
  • ½ cup tomatoes finely chopped or 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 green chilies – chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons ginger – finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coriander leaves – chopped finely
  • salt as per taste

For the sandwich

  • 8 to 10 slices whole wheat bread or white bread or brown bread
  • Butter – softened, as required

Instructions
 

Making bhurji

  • Keep all the ingredients ready for the paneer bhurji recipe.
  • Crumble the cottage cheese and set aside.
  • Heat a pan and then add 1.5 tablespoon of butter or oil in it. Let the butter melt or let the oil become hot.
  • Next add cumin seeds. Sauté cumin seeds on a low heat until they crackle.
  • Now add the finely chopped ginger. Sauté the ginger for a minute on low heat, until the raw aroma vanishes from the ginger.
  • Then add the chopped onions and finely chopped green chilies. Sauté until the onions soften and become translucent.
  • Sprinkle salt as per taste and stir to combine.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Stir and sauté for a minute.
  • Next add turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.
  • Saute the tomatoes for 2 to 3 mins, until the tomatoes soften.
  • Then add the crumbled paneer. Stir and mix thoroughly.
  • Cook for 1 minute on low heat.
  • Turn off the heat and add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • Stir all nicely.
  • Remove the paneer bhurji in a bowl/vessel and place aside. Allow it to cool or become warm at room temperature.

Making paneer bhurji sandwich

  • Slice the edges of the bread if you prefer. Then spread generous amount of butter to the bread. Applying butter prevents the bread from becoming soggy.
  • Add a spoonful of paneer bhurji mixture on the buttered bread. Spread the mixture evenly on all sides with the help of a spatula or back of a spoon.
  • Cover with another slice of bread.
  • Place the sandwiches in a preheated toaster or grill.
  • Toast for 2 to 3 mins or until they look golden brown and crisp. Similarly toast/grill the rest of sandwiches.
  • Slice the sandwiches, apply some butter if you like over them. Serve Paneer Bhurji Sandwich with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Notes

  1. Don’t cook the paneer for too long else they taste rubbery.
  2. Make these sandwiches with fresh paneer. The paneer should not taste sour or have an unpleasant taste or smell. 
  3. You can make adjustments to this recipe by adding your choice of spices and herbs in the bhurji.
  4. For more nutrition, include sliced veggies like tomato, cucumber, bell peppers, grated carrots, onions as toppings in the sandwiches.
  5. For a cheesy taste and flavor, you can opt to include some grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese in these paneer bhurji sandwiches.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Paneer Bhurji Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 598mg26%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.2mg13%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg6%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3mg15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg10%
Vitamin B12 0.02µg0%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Vitamin D 0.2µg1%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 7µg7%
Calcium 343mg34%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 29µg7%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 49mg12%
Phosphorus 132mg13%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Paneer Bhurji Sandwich recipe from the archives was first published on August 2016. It has been updated and republished on May 2024.

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