Cooking for two is easy and tough at the same time. Easy, because I never require too much of any ingredient and tough, because no matter how precise I go, there are always some leftovers. It happens very occasionally when the serving bowl comes out clean from the dining table. And with the hectic schedule over the weekdays, we both never mind leftovers. But some days, I like to create something new out of the leftovers so that it doesn’t feel like a repeating meal. This naan calzone was a result of one such situation!
At first, I was not sure if the idea would work. There was sufficient palak paneer, all I had to do was knead some dough for chapatti and dinner would be ready. But I desired to eat something different. It’s not the husband who fusses about left overs as much as I do. So, I chatted the idea with Arvind, who thought it might work even on stovetop. His advice was to add some cheese just so it feels like calzone. Recipe testing just before dinner on a rainy weeknight was not a good idea. Yet, I crossed my finger and went with the flow.
The wrapping needed some precise measurements. I always have a tendency to add more stuffing than it can hold. Arvind kept reminding me to not do that. It didn’t turn out picture perfect but the idea worked and we enjoyed it cozying up in the couch with a glass of wine! After that day, I made naan calzones several times but this filling with kashundi paneer is my favorite so far.
Kashundi is a tangy pungent green mango mustard sauce. I had shared a recipe for this sauce several months back. We both love the taste of kashundi and it blends really well along with creamy paneer. Plus it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare it. Of course, you can replace paneer with tofu or chicken or veggie of your choice. And replace kashundi with your favorite mustard sauce. But whatever filling you pick, just make sure you cut them really small or else, it gets little difficult to shape the calzone.