paneer sandwich

paneer sandwich recipe with step by step photos. this paneer sandwich recipe is simple, easy and a tasty breakfast or snack idea of grilled paneer sandwich.

paneer sandwich recipe

there are many ways you can make paneer sandwich. in this post i am sharing 2 methods.

recipe 1 – this sandwich recipe is made with paneer stuffing and is an indian style sandwich.
recipe 2 – this version is more healthy as veggies are added in the paneer sandwich. both the recipes are tried and tested and taste good.

you can grill or toast these paneer sandwiches. you will need green chutney or sandwich chutney to prepare these sandwiches. i have mentioned the sandwich chutney recipe below. if you do not have this chutney, then you can even skip it.

sandwich chutney recipe for paneer sandwich

chutney for paneer sandwich

method: rinse 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves and 2 green chillies very well in water. drain all the water and add the rinsed leaves in a small grinder jar. add ½ tsp chaat masala powder and salt as required. grind the chutney ingredients till smooth. no need to add water while grinding as there is enough moisture after rinsing the coriander leaves which helps them to grind to a smooth chutney. if you are unable to grind, then add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water. remove sandwich chutney and keep aside. a few drops of lemon juice can also be added.

i have divided the entire post into following parts:

this first recipe shared is an indian style paneer sandwich which includes green chutney, spices and herbs. you can alter the amount of spices and herbs as per your taste buds.

how to make paneer sandwich (indian style) – recipe 1

1. crumble 200 grams paneer in a bowl or pan. do not crumble finely. some small chunks of paneer is fine. you can even chop paneer in small cubes instead of crumbling.

paneer for making paneer sandwich recipe

2. add the following spice powders – 1 pinch of turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander), ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder).

making paneer sandwich recipe

3. add 2 tablespoon fresh curd (yogurt). also season with salt as per taste.

making paneer sandwich recipe

4. mix very well.

paneer mixture for paneer sandwich recipe

5. take the bread slices and spread some butter on them. i have used whole wheat bread. you can use any bread of your choice like brown bread, white bread, multigrain bread or whole wheat sandwich bread.

bread for paneer sandwich recipe

6. spread sandwich chutney on the slices. recipe of sandwich chutney is mentioned in recipe card below. addition of sandwich chutney is optional and you can skip it also. or you can use any green chutney you have like mint chutney or coriander chutney or mint coriander chutney.

sandwich chutney to make paneer sandwich recipe

7. now place some thin onion slices and sliced bell pepper. i have used red bell pepper (red capsicum or shimla mirch), you can use green or yellow bell pepper or skip them altogether.

making paneer sandwich recipe

8. sprinkle some chaat masala on top.

making paneer sandwich recipe

9. add the paneer stuffing.

paneer for making paneer sandwich recipe

10. cover with the remaining bread slices on which both butter and sandwich chutney has already been spread.

making paneer sandwich recipe

11. place the paneer sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker.

paneer sandwich recipe

12. grill till crisp and golden.

paneer sandwich recipe

remove and serve grilled paneer sandwich hot or warm with any dip or sauce of your choice. you can serve it with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney or coriander chutney or any chutney or dip of your choice.

paneer sandwich recipe

tips for making paneer sandwich

  • i have used whole wheat bread to make these sandwiches. you can use any bread of your choice like brown bread, white bread, multigrain bread or whole wheat sandwich bread.
  • these sandwiches taste best with fresh paneer. if you use frozen paneer, then the stuffing feels a bit dry. if you buy paneer from a halwai or from a store, then make sure the paneer is moist and fresh. or else you can make paneer at home.
  • to make a vegan version of paneer sandwich, replace paneer with tofu and butter with olive oil. also don’t forget to use vegan curd.
  • green chutney can be skipped. you can be creative by adding vegan or vegetarian mayonnaise or hung curd or cream cheese as a spread.

vegetable paneer sandwich – recipe 2

this veg paneer sandwich which i make sometimes, is a variation of the bombay veg sandwich. along with the paneer, vegetables & the green chutney, the sandwich becomes a healthy one.

if you don’t have the veggies, then you can still make the sandwich with the paneer stuffing. in this recipe i made a fusion of italian and indian flavors. the paneer has italian-indian herbs in it, whilst the veggies is spiced with indian spices. for the paneer stuffing, i have used basil leaves, celery and coriander. you can make good fusion sandwiches by combining different flavors. to make a vegan version of paneer sandwich, replace paneer with tofu and butter with olive oil.

here i have used homemade whole wheat bread. you can use any bread like brown bread or white bread to make this sandwich.

i served the veg paneer sandwich with coriander chutney and tomato sauce. however, the sandwich can also be served with basil pesto.

Veg Paneer Sandwich

INGREDIENTS
for sandwiches
8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread
1 medium size tomato
1 beetroot – boiled and peeled
1 potato – boiled and peeled
1 medium size onion – peeled
chaat masala as required
cumin powder as required
butter or olive oil as required

for paneer stuffing
200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
4 to 5 italian basil leaves
1 teaspoon chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
½ teaspoon dry oregano
¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
¼ teaspoon red chili powder or red chili flakes
1 green chili – chopped
rock salt or black salt as required

how to make veg paneer sandwich – recipe 2

1. crumble the paneer with your hands or grate it. add the chopped basil, celery, coriander leaves, green chillies along with black pepper, red chilli powder and salt. mix well.

Making Veg Paneer Sandwich

2. spread or brush some butter or olive oil on the bread. add a tbsp or more of the paneer mixture on the bread. sprinkle some chaat masala and cumin powder. place two or three slices each of boiled potato, onion, boiled beetroot and tomato. sprinkle some salt, chaat masala and cumin powder again.

Making Veg Paneer Sandwich

3. place the second buttered or oiled bread on top and either grill or toast the sandwich. here i have used my old sandwich hand toaster which works on stovetop.

Making Veg Paneer Sandwich

4. once the sandwiches are browned, then remove and spread some butter if required on the sandwiches. serve veg paneer sandwich hot with mint chutney and tomato sauce.

Veg Paneer Sandwich

more sandwich recipes

this paneer sandwich recipe is from the archives and was originally published on 29 jan 2017. the post has been updated and republished on 28 sep 2019.

Paneer Sandwich

4.69 from 16 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Calories: 544kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):3
paneer sandwich recipe, indian style tasty grilled paneer sandwich recipe
This is a simple and easy breakfast or snack idea of grilled paneer sandwich.

INGREDIENTS FOR Paneer Sandwich

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for paneer sandwich

  • 200 grams paneer - crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tablespoon curd (yogurt)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • salt as required

other ingredients for paneer sandwich

  • 1 medium onion - thinly sliced in rounds
  • 1 small to medium red capsium - thinly sliced (bell pepper)
  • chaat masala as required
  • green chutney or sandwich chutney as required
  • butter as required
  • 12 to 14 bread slices, whole wheat or brown or multigrain or white bread

HOW TO MAKE Paneer Sandwich

preparation for paneer sandwich

  • crumble 200 grams paneer in a bowl or pan. 
  • do not crumble finely. some small chunks of paneer is fine. you can even chop paneer in small cubes instead of crumbling.
  • add the following spice powders: 1 pinch of turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder).
  • add 2 tablespoon curd (yogurt or dahi). 
  • also season with salt.
  • mix very well.

making paneer sandwich

  • take the bread slices and spread some butter on them. 
  • spread sandwich chutney on the slices. 
  • now place some thin onion slices and sliced bell pepper. 
  • sprinkle some chaat masala on top. place the paneer stuffing. 
  • cover with the remaining bread slices on which both butter and sandwich chutney has already been spread.
  • place the paneer sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker.
  • grill till crisp and golden.
  • remove and serve paneer sandwiches hot or warm with any dip or sauce of your choice.

NOTES

veg paneer sandwich - recipe 2


ingredients
for sandwiches
  • 8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • 1 beetroot - boiled and peeled
  • 1 potato - boiled and peeled
  • 1 medium sized onion - peeled
  • chaat masala as required
  • roasted cumin powder as required
  • butter or olive oil as required
ingredients for paneer stuffing
  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 4 to 5 italian basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder or red chili flakes
  • 1 green chili - chopped
  • rock salt or black salt as required
method to make veg paneer sandwiches
  1. crumble the paneer in a bowl.
  2. add all the fresh herbs, oregano, green chilies, red chili powder, pepper powder and salt. mix well.
  3. slice all the veggies thinly.
  4. spread butter on the bread or brush some oil. place the paneer mixture on the bread.
  5. sprinkle some chaat masala and jeera powder.
  6. place the two or three slices of each veggie on the paneer stuffing.
  7. sprinkle again some salt, chaat masala and cumin powder.
  8. place the other buttered slice on the top. either grill or toast the paneer sandwich till crisp and browned from both sides.
  9. brush some oil or butter on the top of the sandwiches. serve veg paneer sandwich hot with mint coriander chutney and tomato sauce.
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24 comments/reviews

  1. Love all of your recipes! Tried this one and just like the other recipes of yours, it turned out delicious! Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  2. I make sandwiches on those rare days when I feel lazy to prepare something elaborate.since I had paneer and previously prepared green chutney,this fitted the bill perfectly.tasty, filling and more importantly loved by everyone at home.

    • thanks winnie for this feedback. i also make sandwiches when i want something quick to prepare or am busy. so i make green chutney and keep in the fridge. when green chutney is ready, it is easier and quicker to make sandwiches.

  3. What brand of sandwich maker do you recommend? Would love to try this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Hi dassana,
    It seems from the pics that you didn’t apply butter on the outer side of bread & still got crisp exterior. I was wondering because I have always applied butter on the outer side also thinking that this will give the golden look to the sandwich..

    • ruchi, i have not applied butter outside. i guess i spread too much butter on the inside of the bread. so when grilling the butter has come out on the top side through the bread and made it crisp. but many times i do not apply butter for most sandwiches on outside and they turn out crisp.

  5. Hi ,

    Thank you for all your efforts. Can you please suggest me which sandwich maker is the best available in India preferably online. Also suggest me which one has good painini and sandwich option as well.

    Thank you5 stars

    • welcome nanditha. i do not know which sandwich maker has a panini option. i am using morphy richards brand and it has grill, toast and waffle option. i have not yet tried the waffle option. but the sandwich maker is a good one.

  6. Looks so tempting. Will try it soon.
    Could you please suggest some snacks for a dinner party that can be made ahead.. Heated and served..
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Bhawna5 stars