Friday, 20 December 2013

Paneer Mushroom Sandwich

In my last blog article of Mushroom Capsicum fry, I had mentioned all the benefits and details about Mushrooms. I anyways had mushrooms in the fridge and decided to make a filling from it to make sandwiches for my hubby's tiffin. I needed a fast- quick recipe and i saw one on Jyotsna-Pant's Blog. Though she has made the sandwich in a toaster, i decided to make it my way on the tawa ( just to save time too )...
So, just a few variations here and there from her recipe, here is how the sandwiches turned out...

They taste heavenly and they are full of proteins, vitamins and minerals ( addition of paneer helps ). Makes a great evening snack too.

Ingredients : ( For 4 sandwiches )

Paneer - 100 gms
Mushrooms - 4 large
Bread - 8 slices ( makes 4 sandwiches ) I always use brown bread, but you can make it with white or multigrain bread too.)
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chilli - 1 ( we love spicy, adjust according to taste )
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Butter - to apply on the bread
Oil ( Olive oil ) - 1 tsp
Oregano - to  taste
Sweet basil - few leaves ( chopped finely ) - I have this plant in my kitchen garden, hence used it. This is optional.
And yes... Pepper - to taste
Cheese -  a little ( optional )
You can even add corriander leaves and/or cumin seeds for a different taste.

Recipe :

Wash the mushrooms and towel dry them ( see the earlier article of Mushroom Capsicum Fry to see how to clean the mushrooms )
Cut the mushrooms into small pieces.

Chop the onion, garlic and green chilli finely.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the onions and saute for a minute till onions are translucent. Add garlic and saute for a minute more.

Mash the paneer and add to the pan.

Add the mushroom and put it on high flame. Don't cook for a long time after adding mushroom. And the high flame is must, as it will help in making the mixture dry. 

Now add the salt, green chilli, red chilli powder and pepper.
Cook for 1 more minute on high flame. Remove from flame and let it cool.
The filling looks like this :

Now heat tava and put some butter on it. Keep it on high flame and toast the bread slices on it, so they are brown. You can even toast the slices in a toaster, but make sure they are moist and soft and not dry and hard toast.
Now put the filling inside the slices, add the cheese (optional) and again put the sandwich on the tawa and press it slightly ( and gently) from top on both sides.

Your healthy sandwich is ready :)

Happy Cooking :))


  1. Gauri...this looks so yummy! Adding fresh sweet basil is such a good idea....I too had a plant but then we went away on holiday and dint water it so mar gaya :( Have to get a new one
    And Rechado is a Goan paste using coconut vinegar and lots of red chillies used to cook pork and meat and fish :)

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog and leaving a comment lots of love n Merry Christmas

    1. Hi Aditi, Happy Holidays to you too :) Thank you for letting me know about Rechado... the next time i visit Goa, am definately picking up a bottle from Aunt Rose :) Thank you for stoppin by...
      Hope you get a basil plant soon... i love adding fresh leaves of curry, tulsi, basil from my kitchen garden..I plan to plant lemongrass next... Because climate in Delhi is extreme, it takes time to understand which plants grow best here...


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