How to make Paneer Shawarma -

Marinated cottage cheese grilled and wrapped in chapattis.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Rotis (रोटियाँ)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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For more recipes related to Paneer Shawarma checkout Til Paneer, Tiranga Paneer Tikka, Paneer Sandwich, Paneer Bhurji Samosa . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Bharwan Mirch Fry Sweetcorn Croquettes Chinese Burger Lemon Chilli Prawn Stick

Paneer Shawarma

Paneer Shawarma Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Shawarma Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into slabs 350 grams

  • Rotis wheat flour 4

  • Garlic cloves 9

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for grilli

  • Mayonnaise 3/4 cup

  • Tahini 2 tablespoons

  • Beetroot peeled and cut into juliennes 1 large

  • Carrots peeled and cut into juliennes 2 medium

  • Iceberg lettuce shredded 1/2 cup


Step 1

Grind together 6 garlic cloves, cumin seeds, roughly chopped onion, lemon juice, green chilli, olive oil and salt to a fine paste.

Step 2

Spread the prepared paste on both sides of cottage cheese slabs. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick tawa. Place the marinated cottage cheese slabs on it and grill till golden and evenly done from both the sides.

Step 4

Heat chapattis on the same tawa.

Step 5

Combine mayonnaise and tahini in a bowl and mix well.

Step 6

Roughly chop remaining garlic cloves and add to the bowl and mix well.

Step 7

Place warm chapattis on the worktop. Spread a spoonful of the mayonnaise mixture on them. Top with beetroot and carrot juliennes and lettuce in the centre.

Step 8

Cut grilled cottage cheese slabs into fingers and place on the lettuce. Bring the ends together and wrap.

Step 9

Fold the prepared shawarmas in fancy paper napkins and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.