Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scrambled Paneer Sandwich w/Focaccia

You all know how my daughter is a paneer fanatic (yes, extremely in love with paneer)...if she could only eat paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese), that would be ideal for her. So I try to make different things with paneer....I usually make Paneer bhurji(scrambled paneer) to have with chapatis as a side dish, this time I added few vegetables to make it more healthier, it tasted real yum...and I made a sandwich(with focaccia-Italian bread with herbs) with vegetable paneer bhurji filling . It was heavenly ..............

Consuming Paneer or cottage cheese(as it contains the milk fat/saturated fat) in daily basis is not a healthy option for adults as well as children, but once or twice a week is not bad at all. It's a great source of calcium and protein.

Veg. Paneer Bhurji Filling for sandwich

Ingredients :
Paneer or firm Tofu : 50 gms.
Carrot : 1/3 cup (chopped)
Capsicum : 1/3 cup(chopped)
Corn : 1/4 cup
Onions : 1 (small-chopped)
Green chilli : 1 (chopped)
Tomato : 1 (small-chopped)
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
(use vegetable of your choice like, cauliflower, potato, peas etc.)

Method :
  • Crumble the paneer or tofu finely with hand and keep aside. Heat 1 tblsp. oil in a pan, add chopped up vegetables and in low flame fry until done with a pinch of salt added. keep them aside.

  • In the same pan, heat rest of the oil, add chopped onions, fry until they turn light brown, then add chopped green chillies and tomatoes. Fry until tomatoes softens, now add crumbled paneer or tofu and fried veges. Stir to mix all the ingredients, add turmeric and red chilli powder and season with salt. Mix well and stir for another minute.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Mix well. It's ready to serve.
The filling can be served as a side dish with any Indian bread(chapati, naan or paratha). Serve it hot.................otherwise, it tends to harden a bit and don't taste as good when hot.

To assemble the Sandwich.........
  • Take a focaccia or any other bread, toast it, apply a layer of butter or margarine.
  • Then lay few lettuce leaves. Over that lay a thin layer of paneer bhurji filling, then add some cucumber and tomato slices.
  • Sprinkle little black pepper powder and give a big bite.......................
Off course, serve the sandwich hot, not cold..........................

Sending this yummy sandwich to Me and My Kitchen
who is hosting an event named EFM: Breakfast Series
Also on the way to Divya's photo event- Show me your Breakfast


Sharmila said...

Ah Indrani! Ekhono luncher kono thik nei ar eto shundor sandwich ta dekhe je amar ki obostha hocche bojhate parbo na. :-)
Btw ... tomar potoler recipe ta baniyechilam ... amader dujoner khub bhalo laglo. Hubby boleche ei weekend e abar potol kinbe ... tar mane abar banao. :-)
Thanks a lot. :-)

Parita said...

I love paneer, and the filling looks so delicious, i could have a plate just like that :)

Indrani said...

Thanks, can have the sandwich for your lunch

Thanks, Parita

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow that's an delectable stuffing...looks yum...

Usha said...

Loved this stuffing, looks so colorful and inviting !

sowmya said...

delicious snack..

Sumi said...

looks yummy ....that too with foccasia, i could imagine the taste.

Divya Vikram said...

That makes a lovely breakfast. Thanks for sending it to Show Me Your Breakfast event!

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