Peanut Paneer Sandwich

Hey guys! The recipe I am posting today is of a very tasty sandwich type. The sauce and the filling both are made at home and you can store the sauce in the freezer for 4-5 days for repeated use or you can use this same sauce and the filling and mix them together and make a paneer subji also, in that case just add little cream and sugar to the gravy/sauce and water and it will be ready. So lets get cooking…..


  • For the Sauce:
  • Tomatoes – 4 large
  • Onions – 3 large
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 6-7 cloves
  • Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Mixed herbs – 2 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp
  • Soaked almonds paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin and coriander powder/Dhania jeera powder – 1 tbsp
  • Dried kasuri methi – 1 tsp
  • Grated cheese (processed) – 1/2 cup
  • salt as per taste
  • Oil and ghee/clarified butter – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Hing/asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  • For Filling:
  • Paneer/Cottage cheese – 250 grams
  • Onion – 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum – 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Roasted peanut (semi crushed) – 1 cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly flakes – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Haldi powder/Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania jeera powder – 1 tsp
  • Garlic bread seasoning – 2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Others:
  • Bread (as per choice shape) (I have taken triangle shape ) – 6 pieces
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Ketchup or Dahi/curd for serving


For sauce:

1) Make puree of the tomatoes and keep aside. Make puree of the onion, ginger and garlic together and keep it aside.

2) In a wok take oil and ghee. Once it becomes little warm add hing. To this add the onion paste and cook it till it becomes little brown and leaves the wok from sides (paste like texture). Now add the tomato puree and to this add the red chilly powder, dhania jeera powder and let it cook a little.

3) Then add the mixed herbs, Schezwan sauce, ketchup, mixed herbs. almond paste, garam masala powder and salt and let it cook till the whole mixture starts to leave the oil and the texture is paste like. Finally add the cheese, butter and kasuri methi and mix it and keep aside. The sauce is ready.

For filling:

1) In a pan/wok tale the oil. Let it become warm. Then add the garlic, onion and capsicum and on high flame stir it for 5 minute till half cooked.

2) Now add the paneer ( chopped in small pieces) and add the haldi powder, dhania jeera powder, garlic bread seasoning, salt, chilly flakes and roasted peanut and mix it all well and stir fry on high flame for 2-3 minutes. Once all has mixed together switch off the gas and add the lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix and keep aside.

Note: You can store the filling in a airtight container in the fridge for upto a day.

Final assembly:

Apple sauce generously on two slices of the bread. Add a generous amount of filling in between and then grill the sandwich in a electric griller or tava griller by applying butter on both the outer sides of the bread.

Once done grate some cheese on top and serve (you can add the cheese inside the layer also). Serve hot with ketchup or dahi/curd.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mads’ Cookhouse.

21 responses to “Peanut Paneer Sandwich”

  1. It looks so yum!! And kids would love it too.! much thanks for this easy summer snack idea for kids


  2. I mentally made the sandwich while reading the recipe and it tasted yum! Certainly going to make the sauce.


  3. Looking delicious. Though it look lengthy but once sauce is made it will be mix with anything. Paneer or chicken or boiled egg too. I would make this sauce first. Thank you for the recipe.


  4. Never tried eating such sandwich. Had sticked to chicken sandwich always. But, after knowing how to make paneer sandwich along with peanut butter content in it, I feel my mouth watering. About the sauce, you mentioned its too at home really gives me an organic feeling.


  5. Wow, what a lovely recipe and the best part is that we can store the stuffing in the fridge for future use. Paneer is anyway my favourite. Will definitely try this!


  6. This sandwich is so filling and delicious. It should give club sandwiches a run for their money! Great recipe Shail!


  7. This is quite an interesting way of making a peanut sandwich. I will probably try it without the peanuts as we don’t cook peanuts at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  8. Sandwich is something which I love to have in any format in regards to the filling used in its making. But due to some health issues I am restricted from taking peanuts and so I will suggest you to recommend me what best alternative I can use in place of peanuts for this amazing yummy sandwich which looks yummy and I am sure it tastes yummy too.


  9. From the recipe I found it is a delicious tasty and healthy sossy sandwich everyone loves plus peanuts are magical they add great taste when added with other ingredients.


  10. Yum, yum. I’ll try this filling for my sandwich the next time. Thanks for sharing.


  11. The pictures look so tempting. Definitely want to try this


  12. I would have loved to give this a try but unfortunately have exhausted my quota of peanuts. Will try it without them. Thanks for sharing another unique recipe, Shail.


  13. Wow, this a great dish, and the best thing is that the stuffing can be stored in the fridge for future use. This is something new to me; my kids will surely love this.


  14. That looks super filling & delish! I never would have thought of peanuts & panner together. I love sandwiches & am sure will love your recipe!


  15. What a unique recipe, Shail. I love peanuts and I am surely going to try out this Peanut paneer sandwich recipe. The pictures are so tempting.


  16. The filling is such a great idea! I can just stuff it in my chillas and make a diet recipe out of it 😀


  17. This looks like a super yummy and easy snack to make. I think dipping it in some nice hot sauce is how I will eat it- great images also!


  18. mommywithagoal Avatar

    I honestly loved this recipe and would love to try it if not for my daughter, who’s allergic to peanuts😑 love that it has spice on it too that makes the recipe unique!


  19. This sandwich looks so tempting that I am going to make it tomorrow for my office lunch. Thanks for such yummy recipe.


  20. That’s one rich sandwich I must say. Healthy and super yummy recipe. I would love to try this.


  21. Healthy and yummilicious is all I can say and rest my case;-0 Panner and Peanuts, both are favorites and this recipe sure would make a healthy and tasty tiffin snack for my kids. Thanks for the detailed recipe.


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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