Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Paneer Burji Naan Grilled Cheese

This is a super delicious and filling grilled cheese filled with four different cheese types and made with garlic naan. This is the most flavorful grilled cheese that you'd have tasted.  Along with the garlic flavored naan, paneer burji adds a magical flavor to the grilled cheese giving a perfect Indian touch to this classic sandwich. 

This cheesy ooey gooey grilled cheese naan uses cream cheese-cheddar spread, which is a versatile one that I always try to have in hand. This mixture makes amazing cheese filled jalapeno poppers, like in this Mummy Jalapeno Poppers. Next, paneer burji aka scrambled paneer is the most simple and easy paneer based quick curry which every kid would love. A few tablespoons of this adds tons of flavor as this is usually made with spices and garam masala. Along with this shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese are also added. This is the most cheesiest and yummiest one your kid will vouch for.

This can be made very quickly if you have a few of the things ready. I have made this garlic naan but any naan type should work. The garlic from garlic naan adds flavor. If using plain naan add a little minced garlic on top for a top notch flavor. All you need is naan, panner burji, creamcheese spread (recipe here), butter, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Just spread and cook it in panini press. This can be made in tawa too, but flip carefully. I have frozen naan now and then from Indian stores to aid quick meals, fresh home baked ones can also be used. 

This is a filling one and easily one half portion can serve one person. This can be served as such and no dips are required. But it tastes amazing with a little green chutney or spicy ketchup. If you like it very spicy, add a little minced jalapenos ot Thai chilli along with cheese mixture to give the spicy heat. The spiciness comes from the chili powder in paneer burji. So the filling can be adjusted as per requirements.

This can be a great lunch or dinner. This may be heavy for breakfast, but can be served in small portions. Like this cheesy one, Chaat Spiced Paneer Log is another paneer based cheese log with lip smacking chaat masala and this is amazing with any cracker, making it very perfect for your holiday cheese platter. Kurkure Crunch Quesedilla is another cheese filled and kurkure filled comforting quesedilla. It is guaranteed that you'll make more of these flavor filled ones as every member of your family will ask for it. I am linking this to Blogging Marathon, Sundays on Silverado, and Wonderful Wednesday.

serves 4

Paneer burji - 1 cup
Cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup
Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup
Garlic naan - 4
Cream cheese-cheddar spread - 1/2 cup (recipe here)
Butter - 1 tbsp


Spread two tablespoons of cream cheese- cheddar spread on to two naans (leave the garlic coated side for outer finish). Add 3-4 tablespoons of paneer burji and spread uniformly to one naan. Reserve the other one to flip and make a sandwich or naanwich. Sprinkle two tablespoons of each cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Heat the panini press at 375F. Cut half teaspoon of butter and sprinkle it in on the panini maker. Place the cheese filled naan in butter. Flip the other naan with cream cheese side facing down. Cut and add another half teaspoon of butter on top. Close and grill the naan grilled cheese.

Cook for 2-3 minutes or untill desired color and crispiness.


  1. Wow! What an interesting recipe, the nasn looks super delicious, drooling over it.

    1. Thanks, Vaishali! Kids love garlic naan, cheese, and paneer. When you have a little of everything left, this is an amazing and filling meal to pull through.

  2. Gosh I don't have enough words to express more Radha..this is ultimate cheese overload and I seriously won't mind digging in..awesome and I enjoyed all the dishes in this series!

    1. Thanks, Srivalli! Glad to hear you loved the series.

  3. These cheese filled, grilled naan sandwiches sound delicious.

  4. Great idea to make grilled cheese with naan and with paneer bhurji added needless to say about the taste. Great recipe Radha. Thanks for the share.