Dec 3, 2012

Cheesy Paneer & Corn sandwich/Roll

Nikhils favorite weekend breakfast can be nothing better than this because he is the one who gave me the recipe to do it - and want to add that he is very proud about it ;) Yes and I am not joking at all. One day we had been to a Chinese restaurant and we tried some chisken ball starters. Surprisingly the starter was too simple and too delicious that we couldnt take our hands off them. It had a very simple, elegant and unique taste that we we hadnt come across for a long time in usual restaurants. Nikhil had a question for me at the table. Mamma y dont you make this for us some day... its soooooooo yummy. We started talking about it and he added ... 'U know mommy it pretty easy... just some chicken, some garlic and some chilli flakes. We were surprised by his little findings and his cute way of stealing our hearts. I promised i wud make him some of these chicken starters whenever I find some time. 

Over the next weekend I was straining some homemade scrambled paneer as we were having surplus milk at home. Just then my little bunny jumped in and asked me what it was. When we talked he said 'y dont we make paneer rolls today for breakfast'. When 
I said it wud take time he immediately put on his lil chef cap and said 'it very simple i'll help you.. .just add the same garlic, chilli, paneer and done' Now I did not stand a chance to say no so we set to try it out. A crispy cum gooey cheesy breakfast... yummm... 

My lil chef was the real chef that day and with a little help from me we could make something that turned out to be a kids special. A very special treat for thier weekend breakfast. I enjoyed it too. And from then on it has been a regular item in the menu.
Here it goes... my little one's slightly mommy tweaked version :)

Done in sandwich maker

Done on tawa

Done on tawa and cut into halves

Serves... 2 adults /3 kids
Serve option... Hot with ketchup

This is what u'll need....

Garlic  - 4 big cloves 
Cooked Corn - 3 tbspn
Milk - 500 ml
Chilli flakes - 1 tspn
Vinegar/Lime juice - 1 tbspn
Pepper powder - 1/4 tspn
Oil/Butter - 1 tspn
Grated Cheese - 3-4 tbspn
Bread slices - 6
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Bring the milk to a boil and add vinegar/lime juice. The whey will get separated in a few seconds
  • Strain this through a muslin cloth or strainer and give the paneer a gentle wash under running water. Keep it aside
  • Pour oil/butter in a pan and add finely chopped/shredded garlic to it. Keep stirring till you can smell the sweet flavors coming out
  • Add paneer, corn, chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt

  • Stir for a couple of minutes and remove from flame when the paneer is still soft
  • Add cheese if you want at this stage. Cheese will give you the extra gooey texture that is special
  • Heat the tawa/griddle and get going to make the sandwich ready
  • Cut the brown corners of the bread if you planning to make this on tawa or making as  as a roll. When using the toaster you might want to skip this step 

  • Spread a little of this mixture into the bread slices. You can do it whatever way you want. I have added some pictures to show the ways i do it (dont have the roll style pics yet)

  • Use water to stick the ends of the bread together so that the stuffing doesnt run out

  • Put the sandwiches on the tawa and drizzle little oil around and on top. Wait for a few seconds till it turns golden brown and then flip it. Should be done in a few more seconds

  • When making as rolls, deep fry it in oil till golden brown 
  • And that is all... it all ready to be gobbled up by your fav tiny tummiers. Give them their favorite sauce to go with it and they will love it for sure

  • In my earlier versions I did not add cheese. Try either way and they are both wonderful in their own way
  • Dont overcook the paneer after adding to the pan as it doesnt taste good when it turns rough or hard
  • Serve hot to enjoy both the crispy texture of the bread and the gooey, cheesy texture of the stuffing


  1. Archana28/12/12

    Tried this last week and my kid loved it so much

    1. Good to know you liked it. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Excellent round up of all the delicious recipes. Wonderfully prepared.
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