Having school holidays and a working mom id definitely not the best combination. It does give the freedom of sleeping as much as you like coz mum is not around. But that hungry tummy pangs cannot be taken care off with warm freshly cooked food every afternoon… Hmm. Now that’s quite not right, isn’t it?
Yes, I do agree as a mum I do feel that all mums should have school holidays too irrespective of what industry they work. It makes up for all that guilty feeling of leaving the kids in day camps or finding someone to look after them.
Since I woke up with a head full of these thoughts I was trying to make that everyday sandwiches a bit better today. So what is the best quick pleaser…
Paneer is the easiest made cheese from the Indian subcontinent. Acidulated milk solids drained and pressed are the yummiest crumbliest ones.
Here is how I made grilled paneer sandwiches with pesto
Do I need to say that chaat is a pleaser?
Once you have acquired a palate for this ultimate flavour explosion called chaat, there is no turning back.
Putting both together, create that ultimate combination of flavour and the fondness of cheese. ..now we have paneer chaat. Take it a step further and make it a treat lunch. I can’t express in words what it is to have that quick lunch break munching this lip-smacking sandwich… Don’t forget to mind your etiquette just eat a couple of them, they are highly inviting. This paneer chaat sandwich was on sesame-crusted sourdough.
Now I am a happy mum..coz of happy kids who really don’t mind getting back to the box for these. Here is the recipe for you to try and when your kids are happy..do tag us to share that happiness. Catch up soon as the school back on in just a few days.
Paneer Chaat Sandwich
Holiday survival 101.
for the sandwich
- 8 slices Whole meal bread ( use sour dough, whole grain or sprouted)
for the paneer filling
- 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese (crumbled)
- 1 tbsp Onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp green chilli chopped
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala
- 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp black salt
- 1 tsp green chutney
other optional ingredients
- 1 large Tomato thinly sliced
- 1 medium Chopped colour peppers or capsicum sliced or chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
to prepare the filling
- Crumble the paneer and add to a mixing bowl
- To this add the onions, green chillies, coriander, roasted cumin, chaat masala, black salt and prepared green chutney ( check the earlier blog post)
- Mix well and set aside
For the sandwich
- Onto one side of the bread add about 2 tbsp of the prepared paneer filling.
- top it with another slice of bread and add the sliced tomatoes and capsicum on it.
- cover with an additional slice
- Toast the prepared sandwich using butter or ghee.
- Enjoy with a cup of chai.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!