Burj-al-paneer Sandwiches

Paneer or cottage cheese : I call it favorite substitute for chicken for the vegetarians.

This is essentially paneer bhurji modified as a stuffing for sandwiches.

Ingredients :

Bread loaf


For paneer stuffing –

250 gms soft fresh paneer

4-5 shredded onions  and 1 thinly sliced onion

1 cup green peas

Oil, salt, green chillies

For the red sauce

3 medium size tomatoes

8-10 red chillies kashmiri chillies soaked in water overnight


In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil and half teaspoon of turmeric, cummin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida powder. Add onions and saute till golden brown. Then add the green peas and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, divide the paneer in half. Shred one half, while cut the other into small pieces.


Add this paneer with the onions and green peas, some salt and green chilli paste/ small pieces. Mix well and let it cook for another 7-8 minutes till it comes together.

For the sauce, cut the tomatoes and soaked red chillies in big pieces and blend it in a mixer till it forms a smooth paste. Add some salt for taste.

Now the final step : the sandwiches .

Lightly butter the bread slices and spread the red sauce on one slice and place some onion slices in it. On the other bread slice, put the mixture of paneer.


Add a slice of cheese and grill it on the gas stove grill  or toast it in the sandwich maker, till lightly brown.


It tastes great by itself or serve it with ketchup or green chutney !


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