Recipe Friday: Panner Panini

Friday, January 12, 2007

Posted by Meeta K

Before we introduce the recipe idea for today, we would like to congratulate all the winners of the Well Fed Food Blog Awards. The Daily Tiffin was nominated in the Family/Kids category and we would especially like to congratulate Jennifer over at Vegan Lunchbox, who was the honorable winner. For us here at the Daily Tiffin being nominated into the top five (I believe we came in second) was something we are really proud of. That is why we would like to thank all our precious readers who took time to vote.

Now on to the recipe. This time Sheela of Indian Spice Trail sends us a wonderful lunchbox idea. She makes a very flavorful sandwich with Paneer. Paneer is a common Indian cheese and can be compared to ricotta or cottage cheese and is very easy to prepare at home.

Sheela uses store bought Paneer for her sandwiches but recommends using homemade.

Photo courtesy of Sheela - Indian Spice Trail


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.

This can be spread on any type of bread you like. Sheela uses multi-grain white sandwich bread, however she recommends sourdough.

If you cannot find paneer I think a good substitute would be ricotta cheese. If you are worried about using chilies in your kids lunchbox then simply leave it out.

Thank you Sheela for this wonderful idea.

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Lovely sandwich Sheela!!!! Even for adults ;)

And congratulations to the whole team of Daily Tiffin!!!!!

Coffee said...
January 16, 2007 at 6:55:00 AM GMT+1  

Thank you very much Coffee!

Meeta said...
January 22, 2007 at 10:13:00 AM GMT+1  

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