Paneer Sandwich (2 ways)

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Paneer sandwich is a simple, easy and tasty sandwich that can be made for breakfast, evening snacks or for a light lunch or dinner. There are many ways of making paneer sandwich and in this post I am sharing two delicious recipes. Both the recipes are easy and taste wonderful.

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About Paneer Sandwich – Recipe 1

My first recipe is of a flavorful, spiced Paneer sandwich made with coriander chutney and the regular Indian spices and herbs.

Coriander chutney perks up any sandwich recipe with its bright, citrusy flavors. We love warm spiced sandwiches, but if you do not prefer, you can reduce the quantity of spices and herbs.

I have given the details of the sandwich chutney recipe in my step-by-step guide below. If you do not have coriander leaves handy, then try using a mayonnaise or cheese spread. You can even make the chutney with mint leaves if you have them.

It is best to use fresh homemade paneer in these sandwiches. I always recommend adding Homemade Paneer to any recipe that you make with it. Homemade paneer is not only fresh but does not contain preservatives or additives.

You can easily grill or toast the sandwiches or go without grilling them.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Paneer Sandwich – Recipe 1

Before you begin making either of these sandwiches, prepare the chutney and set it aside.

Making cilantro chutney

1. To make the coriander or cilantro chutney, take 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves (which have been rinsed thoroughly in water and drained) and 2 green chillies in a small blender or grinder.

Add ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder and salt as required. Grind the chutney ingredients till smooth. No need to add water while blending or grinding.

If you cannot blend, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Take sandwich chutney in a bowl and set aside. A few drops of lemon juice can be added.

chutney for paneer sandwich

Preparing Paneer Stuffing

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). Season with salt as per taste.

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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. 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. But you can add green or yellow bell pepper or skip them altogether.

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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 have 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

13. 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 mint chutney or coriander chutney.

paneer sandwich recipe

Vegetable Paneer Sandwich – Recipe 2

This veggie paneer sandwich which I make sometimes, is a variation of the Bombay Veg Sandwich. Paneer, vegetables & coriander chutney makes these sandwiches healthier.

If you don’t have the veggies, then you can still make the sandwiches with the paneer stuffing. In this recipe I did a fusion of Italian and Indian flavors. The paneer has Italian-Indian herbs in it, while the veggies are 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 paneer sandwich can also be served with basil pesto.

Veg Paneer Sandwich

Ingredients

For sandwich

  • 8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread
  • 1 medium size tomato – sliced thinly
  • 1 beetroot – boiled, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 potato – boiled, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 medium size onion – peeled and sliced thinly
  • 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
  • salt or black salt as required

Method

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 1 to 2 tablespoons 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 or warm with mint chutney and tomato sauce.

Veg Paneer Sandwich
Tips

Helpful Tips

  • Bread: 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.
  • Paneer: These sandwiches taste best with fresh paneer. If you use frozen paneer, then the stuffing feels a bit dry. If you buy paneer from outside, then make sure the paneer is moist and fresh. Or else you can make paneer at home.
  • Vegan option: 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.
  • Chutney: Green chutney can be skipped. You can be creative by adding Vegetarian Mayonnaise or hung curd or cream cheese as a spread.

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Paneer Sandwich (2 Ways)

Paneer Sandwich is quick to put together and makes for a simple, easy and delish breakfast or snack.
4.91 from 21 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 5
Units

Ingredients

Main ingredients

  • 200 grams Paneer – crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (yogurt)
  • 1 pinch 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

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

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • 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 until crisp and golden.
  • Remove and serve paneer sandwich hot or warm with any dip or sauce of your choice.

Notes

Veggie Paneer Sandwich – Recipe 2

Main Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread
  • 1 medium size tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 beetroot – boiled, peeled, sliced
  • 1 potato – boiled, peeled, sliced
  • 1 medium sized onion – peeled and thinly sliced
  • Chaat masala as required
  • Roasted 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
  • 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

  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.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Paneer Sandwich (2 Ways)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 484mg21%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1014IU20%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3mg15%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
Calcium 269mg27%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 43µg11%
Iron 5mg28%
Magnesium 52mg13%
Phosphorus 135mg14%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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.

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26 Comments

  1. Hello, I like your recipes. You explain and show them in very detail. I was wondering if it’s possible to have a recipe to make paneer at home with options to use either white vinegar or citric acid.
    Thank you5 stars

    1. Thanks. I have shared the method for making paneer. You can check it How to make Paneer. You can use white vinegar. I have not used citric acid so I do not know what the result is like.

  2. 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

    1. glad to know smita. thanks for letting me know. welcome and happy cooking. thanks for the rating too.

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