Paneer Bhurji Sandwich


We had this for breakfast today. If you love paneer, you will absolutely love this sandwich. It is flavourful, cheesy from the hot, melting Paneer – and crispy on the outside. Filling, nutritious and totally delicious !


  • Fresh Paneer – 200gm, crumbled by hand
  • Bell peppers – 1/2 each of one red, yellow and green, chopped finely
  • Fresh green peas – a handful
  • Onion – 1 big, chopped finely
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1/2 tbsp



For the Paneer Bhurji filling:

  1. Heat the oil in a wide bottomed pan. Add the onions and peas, fry until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder, sauté well until the aromas start wafting through.
  3. Add the chopped bell peppers and sauté well until soft.
  4. Add the chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder, salt and sugar, mix well until incorporated. If needed, add very little water (1 or 2 tsp), just to prevent the spices from catching at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the crumbled paneer and mix well. Taste and adjust for salt as may be necessary.
  6. Switch off the stove, add the lemon juice and mix well.

Assembling the sandwich:

  1. Spread the paneer bhurji filling evenly on one side of the bread. Place another piece of bread on top of this.
  2. Fry the bread on a grill pan ( I used olive oil and butter) until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Serve hot and crisp with a side of ketchup.



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