Saturday, 21 March 2015

Paneer Open Sandwiches ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )

Paneer open toasted sandwiches, a zesty topping comprised of low-fat paneer and vegetables adds spice to nutritious whole wheat toasts. A great teatime snack providing nearly 138calories for two sandwiches, these are best accompaniment by a hot, sugar-free beverage!

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Baking Time:  6 minutes

Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)

Makes 4 sandwiches


·         4 whole wheat slices , toasted
·         4 tbsp tomato ketchup
·         For The Topping
·         1 tsp oil
·         1/4 cup finely chopped onions
·         1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
·         1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
·         1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
·         1 to 2 green chillies , finely chopped
·         1/2 tsp turmeric powder
·         1/2 tsp black salt
·         1/2 cup grated low-fat paneer
·         2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
·         2 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina)
·         1 tsp lemon juice
·         salt to taste

For the topping
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.

Add the capsicum, green chillies, turmeric powder and black salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
Add the paneer, coriander, mint leaves, lemon juice and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
Divide the topping into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
How to proceed
Remove the sides of the toasted breads, spread 1 tsp of tomato ketchup and top with a portion of the topping.

Grill in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for a minute. Serve hot.

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