What do you do with those leftover bread like when you just have 3 to 4 slices left and you don’t want to throw them. I usually make breadcrumbs or make some open toasts from them for chai time. Today, sharing one such toastie that I make using leftover bread and I call it paneer peanut toasties.
Paneer peanut toasties, are easy to make, healthy, and tastes amazing. The same filling can be used to make parathas or roti sandwiches. I grind everything (except cheese) in a mixer grinder when I plan to make parathas. For toasties, I skip the grinding. Dry roasted peanuts if already available in the pantry make the entire process easier. You can also skip paneer and bind the stuffing with cheese only. It turns out very cheesy and delicious 😉 And skip peanuts to make simple paneer cheese toasts 🙂
For a kid-friendly version, just skip adding chilies to the mixture. Make one or two toasties for little ones, then add green chilies to your portion.
1/2 cup grated paneer
1/4 roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 garlic cloves, grated
Green chilies to taste
Salt to taste
Seasoning of your choice (I used dried basil and pepper powder)
4 bread slices
Cheese as needed
Butter as needed
In a mixing bowl, take paneer, coriander leaves, peanut powder, grated garlic, green chilies, salt, seasoning together and mix them well. Now take one bread slice, apply little butter all over, spread some paneer peanut mixture, grate some cheese all over it. Prepare all the toasts like this and bake them for 10 minutes at 200 degrees or till cheese melts. Serve it hot.
You can bake the toasties in a pan as well. Keep the flame low, cover the toasties with a lid, and let the cheese melt.
Adjust seasoning as per your preference and availability.
I have used cheese cubes and butter from milky mist.