I made a batch of Paneer / Cottage cheese at home. Tried this sandwich with that fresh Paneer. I will share the making of Homemade paneer some other time.
To reduce the extra calories in normal cheese sandwich, I replaced the cheese with cottage cheese. It is more filling and very tasty too. But the taste is totally different from the usual cheese sandwich.
By adding some indian spices, this is pakka desi sandwich. Altering the spice quantity is purely ur choice, this one is such a customizable sandwich you will ever come across in your life.
Below quantity makes 2 sandwiches.
· Bread slices – 4
· Paneer – ½ cup
· Onion – 1 medium size – Finely chopped.
· Capsicum – 2 tbsp – Finely chopped
· Red chili sauce – 1 tbsp (U can also substitute with tomato sauce)
· Corainder leaves – 2 tbsp – Finely chopped
· Salt to taste
· Oil – 1 tsp ( I used Olive oil. U can also use butter)
· Red chili powder – ¼ tsp
· Jeera powder – ¼ tsp (Desi touch)
· Black Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
Crumble the paneer. Since it is homemade it is easy to crumble with hands. If you have bought a store bought paneer then grate it.
Finely chop onion, capsicum and coriander leaves.
Heat the Kadai/ wok, add oil.
Once heated add finely chopped onions. Don’t brown it too much, leave it lil crunchy.
Add the spices mentioned. Mix well.
Change to low heat, add the paneer and mix well. Add salt as per taste.
Add the red chili sauce.Let it cook for a minute with constant stirring.
Add capsicum and coriander leaves. Stir well and switch of the heat. Now our stuffing for bread is ready.
Spread the paneer filling between 2 slices of bread and toast it in a pan with help of lil oil or butter.
Serve it hot.