Paneer Tikka Sandwich is a delectable grilled sandwich recipe infused with delicious rustic flavours of paneer tikka. The recipe is vegetarian, easy to make and you can enjoy it in breakfast or snack with hot cuppa masala chai or coffee.
Authentic paneer tikka is made by marinating big chunks of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a mixture of yogurt (curd) and various aromatic spices; then grilling it in a tandoor or charcoal oven.
In this recipe, it has been tried to bring the similar flavour & smokiness of paneer tikka in these grilled sandwiches. The recipe is not cumbersome and requires just few ingredients.
Ingredients to make Paneer Tikka Sandwich:
You can use whole wheat, multigrain or sandwich bread to make these tikka sandwiches.
Paneer & Vegetables:
I have used onions, green bell pepper (capsicum) and deseeded tomatoes in this sandwich just like the way you use in paneer tikka. You can use store bought or homemade paneer, just make sure it is fresh and soft. Instead of paneer, you can also use tofu or masala (herbed) paneer.
The vegetables & paneer have been grilled on high flame in a grilling pan so that it imparts a slightly charred taste to the filling.
You can use homemade or store bought ‘tandoori mayonnaise’ in these sandwiches. Both the methods are covered in this post. To make these sandwiches vegan (dairy free), use vegan mayonnaise.
To make tandoori mayonnaise at home, we will take plain mayo and add garlic, ginger paste, few spices & lemon juice to give it a nice punch of aroma, flavours and rustic taste.
In youtube video of this recipe, I have used Tandoori Mayonnaise from FunFoods brand for making this sandwich filling (not a promotional post). These days different brands have introduced tandoori flavour mayo in market, you can use any of them. It saves a lot of time and effort of adding different spices which we would have otherwise required in making traditional paneer tikka.
More vegetarian sandwich recipes:
- Medium Onion – 1
- Medium Tomato – 1
- Bell Pepper (Capsicum)- ½
- Paneer- 100 grams
- Cooking Oil – ¾ tbsp
- Black Pepper – 1 tsp
- Salt – To taste
- Bread Slices – 8
For Tandoori Mayo:
- Mayonnaise – 4 to 5 tbsp
- Garlic clove (minced) – 1
- Ginger Paste – 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Sauce – 1 + 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Coriander Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Cumin (Jeera) Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
- Lemon Juice – 1 to 2 tsp
- Salt- 1/4 tsp (to taste)
- The above quantity yields 3-4 sandwiches.
- Some brands already add salt in their mayonnaise. Taste the mixture & then add salt accordingly.
- If you want to give red colour to mayo & yet don’t want it to be spicy, then use kashmiri red chilli powder.
Cut all the veggies and paneer into big chunks.
Brush some oil on a grilling pan. Grill the veggies till they get slightly charred lines on them. We need not soften the veggies but just grill them to get that smoky flavour in our sandwich.
In a similar manner we will grill paneer cubes also.
Finely chop all the veggies and paneer now. Transfer these chopped veggies in a mixing bowl. Keep them aside.
If you are using store bought mayo, then skip this step. To make tandoori mayo from scratch, take plain mayo, minced garlic, ginger paste, lemon juice & all the spices in a small bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust salt as per your taste.
Add tandoori mayo, black pepper and salt to the vegetable bowl. Mix gently. This will be our filling for the sandwich.
Take a bread slice and spread the sandwich mixture on it using a spoon. Place another bread slice over it and gently press it with your hands.
Brush some oil or butter on the grill plates of sandwich maker. Grill these sandwiches till they are golden brown from outside.
You can even use a grilling pan for making these sandwiches.
Delicious smokey Paneer Tikka Sandwiches are ready. Enjoy them with fresh coriander mint chutney or tomato ketchup!!
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