Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Paneer Bhurji Panini

A easy lunch idea for adults and kids, just add some carrot sticks or a side salad and a fruit, and lunch is all packed and ready to go. This recipe idea is my contribution to The Daily Tiffin.

I had leftover paneer bhurji from my New Year's Eve party, just enough for a sandwich/panini. Paneer is Indian cottage cheese, much more firmer in texture than the American version. It is a kind of pressed non-melting cheese similar to ricotta, atleast in the way it is made. This is the only cheese that is completely vegetarian. It is often used in savory and sweet dishes, and also eaten as a source of protein.

Anyway I used store-bought paneer for this dish but home-made paneer is much more better in texture.

2 tbsps paneer bhurji spread on one slice of bread I used multi-grain white sandwich bread, but sourdough might be better, cover with the other slice. Grilled on George Foreman Grill till golden and toasted. I had this for lunch, and I should say the sandwich was great even though I had made it this morning.

Paneer Bhurji

1 cup crumbled paneer

1/2 red onion chopped

1 green chilli minced

1 tsp ginger minced

1 tomato chopped

1 green pepper copped

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper pwd

2 tbsps cilantro leaves

1 tbsp oil

Heat oil add cumin seeds, once they brown add onion, green chilli, and ginger. Saute till light golden add tomato and green pepper, stir for a few minutes. Add paneer, salt, pepper and cilantro leaves. Stir till well combined. Use as a filling or a side dish.


Anonymous said...

You have a lovely blog...your panini sandwich looks great.I have looking to buy a grill for this..did u use the george foreman panini grill? or did u use a george foreman grill which is used to grill other items like chicken,cutlets?

Sheela said...

I just used a regular grill.