Paneers are loaded with natural proteins and strengthens the immune system of kids. If you are a vegetarian and your kid is not a fan of milk, paneer is the best choice to include a good amount of vitamin A, D into their diet. Moreover, cottage cheese (paneer) strengthens the bones and teeth.
The magnesium present in paneer helps to prevent constipation. The best part about paneer is, it is super versatile and can be easy includes in the everyday meal. Here is the simple recipe with paneer and some vegetables to fill your child’s tummy. This colorful lunch box idea is surely going to be your kid’s favorite.
Paneer Frankie – Colorful Tiffin Box Ideas
- Bell Pepper – ½ cup (red, green and yellow – thin slices)
- Onion – 1 medium (thin slices)
- Paneer – ½ cup (small pieces)
- Whole wheat dough – To make the base of Frankie
- Oregano – ½ spoon
- Pepper powder -1/4 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
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Method to Prepare
- Take a pan, add thinly sliced onion, chopped bell peppers and toss in high flame for 3-4 minutes. Don’t overcook because we need to preserve the bell pepper’s crunch.
- Add the paneer and cook for 2-3 minutes in medium flame. Once the paneer turns golden in color reduce the flame and add salt, pepper powder and oregano.
- Turn off the flame. Allow the mix to cool. Meanwhile, prepare small roti using the whole wheat dough.
- Take a small sized dough and roll it into thin roti.
- Heat the tawa, place the thin roti and cook both the side until small blisters start to appear on the roti. Use 1-2 teaspoon of oil on both the side while cooking the roti.
- Take the roti, spread little amount of tomato sauce on one side. Take a spoonful of paneer stuffing and place it in the center.
- Roll both the sides of paneer stuffed roti into a roll. Seal the wrap using a toothpick.
- Serve the paneer Frankie with tomato sauce or mint chutney.
- You can use the sauces of your choice like chili sauce and soya sauce to get the authentic flavor of Paneer Frankie. These sauces should be added while preparing the paneer stuffing. I avoided it because I was preparing it for my daughter and she is not much fond of spicy sauces.
- In order to make a healthier version of Paneer Frankie replace the tomato sauce with green chutney.
- You can add vegetables of your choice like lettuce, carrot, cabbage etc.
- Make sure to roll the roti thin for the Paneer Frankie. The size of roti depends on your choice. I choose to prepare mini roti.