Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese Wrap

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One thing that we can’t get enough of is Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese. It’s one of those ingredients which is very common in almost every North Indian Kitchen. In Eastern part of India, it’s also called Chenna and my Mom always used to make them at home. I have always watched her making it, even helped her at times, but never made them all by myself. I think it’s high time that I give it a try.

The best part about Indian Cottage Cheese/ Paneer is that you can either make a spicy dish or add it in a cold salad or even make a sweet dish. Arvind likes them so much that he can eat them without even seasoning. At times, I like to grate them, add little sugar and go mmmmm… mmm… mmm !!! When I was a kid, my Mom used to make me eat chenna everyday. It is a high protein food and is often substituted for meat in many vegetarian dishes.

When I woke up in the morning and I was prepping for lunch, it was clear that I was going to make a paneer dish. I knew that I was craving for it, but then, I wanted to make something different, something I never made before. So, I asked Arvind and he suggested the wrap/roll. Perfect! I had never made a wrap before. I always enjoy eating Paneer Wrap and it’s been a while since I had them. Initially, I thought of using Tortilla Bread, but I was not sure how it will taste and so, I made Indian bread with all purpose flour for the wrap.

Sharing this dish with Full Plate Thursday by Miz Helen

This will make about 7 to 8 Paneer wraps.

Ingredients for the stuffing:

  • 1/2 pound paneer
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 bunch finely chopped bok choy. You can use spinach instead of bok choy.
  • 1 bunch roughly chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • oil

Directions :

Take half of the paneer and make 1/2 inch long strips, one for each wrap.

Grate the rest of the paneer.

In a pan, add some oil and fry the strips of paneer until they are golden brown and keep them aside. Do not deep fry them.

In the same pan, add some more oil and fry the onions till they are golden brown.

Add carrots and the grated paneer and cook them till the carrots are tender.

Add salt, pepper, cumin powder and chilly powder and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix the lettuce and the mayo and keep that aside.

Now, we’re done with the stuffing and let’s start making the Indian flat bread.

Ingredients for the Indian flat bread:

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour plus extra to roll the bread
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water to knead

Directions:

Mix oil and salt in the flour and add enough water to knead the dough. The dough should be soft and not sticky.

Make 8 equal portions of the dough.

Using a rolling pin roll the dough to a circle.

Heat a flat pan and drizzle a little oil on it.

Fry the breads till they’re cooked. It should take about 3 minutes on each side.

Once the breads are ready, you are ready to make the wraps.

Place the bread on a plate and put lettuce on the bread. Then, add the grated cooked paneer over the lettuce. And lastly, top it off with the fried paneer strip.

Wrap it tight. Yo can either use a tooth pick or use a tissue(like I used) to make sure it doesn’t open.

Serve it hot and don’t use ketchup! 🙂

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I love paneer. This recipe looks delicious!

Manu says:

Hahaha I like the tip about NOT using ketchup!!! 😉 Sounds so yummy, as always. And it makes a perfect lunch: light yet filling and nutritious! I am going to try this… will get paneer the next time I go to the Indian store. Thanks, I am learning so much!!! 🙂

Priya says:

Fabulous wraps!! cant take my eyes from ur clicks…

Krithi says:

Lovely wraps Kankana…. This is so good… And as usual a winner cause of the paneer factor…
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Tiffany says:

I love paneer too! I’ve thought to make a wrap with it. GREAT idea! 😀

I’ve never had paneer before, but this looks delicious!

I’ve never had paneer before, but this looks so good! I’ll have to try to find some.

Vimitha says:

Love the addition of extra paneer stick… Colorful wrap..

Right. I’m on a mission to find paneer and get making this. Looks divine, full of colours and flavours. Love your comment about the ketchup ;-))

Sandra says:

I saw this last night, but was too tired to write..so I am here now!:))
Looks so good, and delicious! I never ate paneer..but now will look for it!
And your photos are stunning, so clear and perfect!!

Your recipes are always so intriguing and delicious! I wonder would you help me. Adam absolutely loves an Indian bread he used to eat when he lived in London which he refers to as “poori” bread and describes it as a bread that puffs up when cooked and served. DOes this ousnf familiar and do you have a recipe for this? I would love to be able to make it for him. you can email me at info(at) pictureperfectmeals (dot) com. Thanks!

Kankana says:

I make that a lot 🙂 I was suppose to even share the recipe in my blog ..but just never happened. I will send you the recipe post lunch, it’s super easy !

Miz Helen says:

Hi Kankana, this looks like a delicious wrap, very light and healthy. I wish that I could have it for lunch. Thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

delicious wraps filling for a meal

These look amazing! I have never tried paneer! I am intrigued 🙂

I love paneer wraps too! Your recipe sounds great and I love the photos. They’ve made me very hungry!

Rosa says:

That looks very yummy! What a great sandwich.

Cheers,

Rosa

mimi says:

This looks delicious! I hope I can find paneer within 100 miles of me 🙂 Do you buy it in a store or online?

OMG – What a wrap of deliciousness! Love the long paneer strips – great pics and presentation 🙂

Kankana, do you ever make it yourself? I thought after your comment on my blog that you might give it a go! 😉

Anyway, here in Australia, you pretty much don’t have a choice except to make it at home. And it’s lovely, if I do say so myself!

Eizel says:

This reminds me of Kati Roll – luve luv paneer!

Everytime I read your receipes I get “angryer”. You read right I did not mean hungryer. I am angry, because where I do leave it is so difficult to find anything that sounds a bit exotic. Whenever I try to make a receipe there’s always a missing ingredient.
Anyway when I travel I do buy food as Souvenirs.
Thanks.