Tried The Delish Paneer Makai Sandwich, Yet?

If one pitted a war amongst the snacks, then sandwiches would stand out for being that piece of forever carefree delight containing an interesting world of mouthful fillings between the two bread slices. However, Paneer Makai Sandwich over here will carve out a niche for itself in your heart. Try it for yourself! The sandwich carrying diligently-cooked spicy and perky flavours of sweet corn, spinach and paneer has wholesomeness bound into one neat sandwich. This quickly-prepared sandwich with lightly sauteed and nicely spiced-up chopped onion and garlic slurry accentuates the crumbly and milky taste of paneer popped up with the sweetness of sweet corn and biting taste of spinach. Grilled between nicely-buttered brown bread pieces, this sandwich becomes an unforgettable delight in every bite.

The History And Extent Of Sandwiches

What's in a name? The famous question of Juliet does have significance for Sandwich too that got its name from John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, which is the name of the town in South-East England. The finger food traces its origin to 18th century Europe, and many food historians agree John Montagu was the person behind the emergence of the sandwich. Montagu, who used to spend long hours gambling and playing cards, once asked his valet to bring meat tucked between two pieces of bread which can be eaten with ease and without greasing hands and using a fork and spoon. And thus was born a sandwich. However, sandwiches gained popularity in Spain, England and America during the 19th century, with the rise of industrial society and the working classes which made portable and inexpensive meals necessary. 

A sandwich typically consists of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread. Over time, sandwiches have gained extreme versatility with different kinds of bread, and stuffings. The variants across the world include Reuben Sandwich of North America, Croque Monsieur of France, Shawarma, a Levantine dish made with lamb pieces and a Finnish sandwich, Porilainen. The Indian versions include Indori Masala Sandwich, Dahi Sandwich, Paneer Tikka Sandwich, Chutney Cheese Sandwich, Bombay Veg Sandwich and Cream Cheese Sandwich. Paneer Makai Sandwich filled with protein and fat-rich paneer and corn and vitamin and folate-rich spinach is one such Indian version.

Preparation: 30 minutes

Cooking: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


    2 tbsp oil

    1 tbsp garlic

    1 tbsp ginger

    ½ cup onion

    2 tsp chilli powder

    1 tsp cumin powder

    1 tsp garam masala powder

    1 tsp amchur powder

    1 cup boiled corn

    2 cups chopped spinach

    1 cup crumbled paneer

    Salt to taste


    Fresh coriander

    4 slices of brown bread

    2 tbsp butter


    Heat oil in a wok and sauté the ginger, garlic and green chillies for a few seconds.

    Add the onions and fry them until translucent and add all the powdered spices into it.

    Add the corn, and chopped spinach and fry until they wilt.

    Add the grated paneer, put salt to taste and stir it nicely to mix everything well. 

    Add chopped coriander and mint leaves and give it a good mix again.

    Heat the sandwich maker or pan.

    Apply butter nicely to the two slices of bread and place the paneer mixture on one slice. Cover this with the other buttered slice and place the sandwich on the sandwich maker. Cover and let it grill until done.

    Remove the grilled bread and slice it diagonally using a sharp bread knife.

    Serve immediately with some ketchup, chutney or dip on the side.

This sandwich combines some of the great-tasting and nutritious elements in a deliciously beautiful way. The heavy and fulfilling stuffing makes it a desirable option for both breakfast and supper. Complement the loaded Paneer Makai Sandwich with a smoothie or your favourite milkshake to end on a fulfilling note.