Paneer Bread Roll

22 Apr

Paneer Bread Roll

Paneer bread roll, pan-fried and served with red chili sauce. While mom made these, I did nothing this morning except click pictures and eat :-)

Bread rolls are generally deep-fried; this shallow-fried version is lighter and saves on the oil.

Paneer Bread Roll

You Need:

  • Fresh paneer – 200 grams
  • Onion – 1/2
  • Green chili – 1
  • Coriander leaves – a small bunch
  • Bread slices – 6
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Oil – for frying

How To Make Paneer Bread Roll:

Paneer Stuffing Chop onion, green chili and coriander leaves finely.

Crumble the paneer, and combine it with chopped onion, green chili and coriander leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Divide the paneer filling into six equal portions.

Pour a cup of water in a wide, shallow dish and keep it handy. Dip a slice of bread into the water and take it out in a swift motion. Press to release extra water. The bread should get moistened, not soaked: the water should be just enough to help the slice be shaped easily, not so much that the slice mushes to touch.

Place the moistened bread slice in your palm, top it with a dollop of paneer filling.

Paneer Stuffing in Bread

Press the bread slice all around the paneer filling, shaping it into a cylinder. The bread slice should cover all the paneer filling, leaving no cracks. You’ll get a bread roll that is roughly an inch thick, and 2.5 inches long.

Stuffed Paneer Roll

Tip: If you don’t want to discard the sides of the bread slice, tear and place the sides inside the roll. Doing this will give you an evenly cooked bread roll crust.

Repeat with 6 slices of bread till the paneer filling is used up.

We are now ready to fry.

In a wide, shallow non-stick pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. When hot, place the bread rolls in the pan, leaving a bit of space between each roll. Do it in batches if all six do not fit into the pan in one go.

Allow the rolls to sizzle and brown for a couple of minutes on the side facing down.

Paneer-Stuffed Bread Roll, Cooking

Turn the rolls around when the side facing down has taken on a golden brown color. Add some more oil if needed.

bread-roll-cooking2

When the rolls have been cooked to a crisp brown crust on all sides, take them off the heat and place on absorbent paper.

Serve paneer bread rolls hot with a sauce of your choice.

Paneer-Stuffed Bread Roll

Notes:

Try paneer-filled toasted sandwiches for a lighter breakfast option with similar ingredients. Or if you want to do something totally different with paneer, make it into paneer butter masala.

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