Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Naanini

Wondering about the bizarre title? Simply found the name at my local Indian restaurant. Just the name of the menu "Naanini" captured my attention. It was just a naan filled with vegetarian items or Chicken and grilled like Panini (kind of hot sandwich). I would probably say a Hot NAAN-wich. Ok, who bother about name? When the food is tasty delicious and most important simple to assemble.
The main idea is grilling the Naan, so feel free to add any vegetable of your choice, leftover dry curry or even Non-veg (ex: chicken tikka, grilled shrimp, left over tandori or even roasted chicken), hey the idea is endless for those sandwich.
Another thing, you can make it at the stovetop with a grilling pan, no need of fancy panini maker or outdoor grill. The hot sandwich would be a great idea in winter time when u miss the outdoor grill!



Naanini


Naanini

I assembled my naanwich with grilled paneer, capsicum, onion .

Marinate for Paneer:
For making 2 Naninis

Paneer: 6 pieces cuts into cubes or even lengthwise doesn’t matter.
Bell pepper Red and green: ½ each cut into lengthwise
Onion: 1/2 cut into lengthwise

Marinate only the paneer:

Ketchup: 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder: ½ tsp
Garam Masala: a pinch
Yogurt: 1 tsp
Salt:a pinch (optional)

Mix everything together add the paneer and grill it (no need to marinate), grill the vegetables separately and now to assemble the naanini.


To assemble the Nanini

Naan: 2 (I used store bought)
Mozarella cheese (partly skim): 2 deli slices (yes we need to glue the sandwich so cheese is necessary)

To grill the naanini:

Utensil:

Stovetop Grill pan
Heavy skillet
(I used a cast iron skillet) to press it down



Naanini


View how i assembled


Take one naan and start with the cheese slice, add some grilled vegetable and top with paneer pieces. You can even add any sauce or chutney (like mint or even pesto) Now fold it over.
Preheat the grill pan place the folded naan , now carefully take the iron skillet and press it down for 3 or 4 minutes!
Next carefully flip the other side and press again with the skillet. Another 2 or 3 minutes.
You have a wonderful tasty, hot sandwich to relish in a minute alone or with ur family.


Grilled Naanini is participating the Grilling event hosted by Sig, originated by Meeta as Monthly Mingle.
Panini or panino , Italian pressed sandwich. My Naanini got a little makeover to adopt our Indian taste bud, will be my second entry to Italian event AWED celebrated by DK.

47 comments:

kamalagk said...

You are so innovative Cham..Love the grilled effect.I am going to try this week.Thanks for sharing.Btw thanks for remembering abt Sunita's spice event.

Madhavi said...

Hey I love naanini. Awesome entry dear, look mouth-drooling. Wanna eat now :))) Will try this sooon!!!

In LA, thr's restaurant called "Standard Sancks", they sell hot nanini's with vegetables.

Laavanya said...

When I bought naans from the supermarket I saw this as one of the ideas... looks beautiful and I love the filling.

Padma said...

First of all I have to say that name fumbled me for some time until I hold back and saw ur recipe... Such a nice creation Cham, pls. drop by my blog and pick up your award. :)

Divya Vikram said...

Like the idea of grilling naan..And looks too tempting cham..

Uma said...

love the name! and the naanini looks so delicious.

On a different note: I don't consider myself as a great cook (still learning my ABC's in the cooking, he he). So I am not participating in the competition.

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

That is one super naanwich discovery, I think the trick is to cut the naan appropriately. Great dish.

sowmya said...

wow cham nice one..i was wondering what it was when i saw the title..will try this..

Yasmeen said...

Unique and tempting sandwich to try .

Pearlsofeast said...

Great ones Cham.panner grilled looks great and tempting.Nice name too.

notyet100 said...

AWESOMEENTRY FOR BOTH THE EVENT,..NICE NAME TOO,..:-)

Illatharasi said...

Love the name Naanini... I tried saying it 3-4 times ;)

Good creative dish!

Sig said...

LOL... love the name Naanini... :D Loving those grill marks too... Thanks for the entry Cham!

Sia said...

first i heard abt naanini at mahanandi and then i got to taste it at our fav take-away and have been making it at home since then :) lovely entry cham

Priti said...

U r rite..what's there in name. Lovely dish..looks so yummy with all that grilling..every gud entries for the events.

Meeta K said...

simply spectacular. grilled sandwiches have such an awesome flavor. i really like the way you've used naan instead of regular bread! Thanks for joining us at the MM!

homecooked said...

This looks so good! Now we just need a hot cuppa chai to go with it :)

srikars kitchen said...

Unique and tempting sandwich .. looks yummy & delicious...

Hima said...

That is a neat idea...awesome

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

nannini is an awesome concept!! loved ur execution of it..the paneer chunks look droolworthy, Cham!! beautiful entry for both the events!

theres something for u on my blog!!

Rachel said...

Naanini or naanwhich...I love it!!!

Sireesha said...

Hey Cham , love the name naanini.Naanini looks delicious and mouthwatering.....wanna eat right now.....

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi cham first of all thank you for your commnet..well now i have complted the post. I am impressed by the way you write the posts and this naanini recipe is quite good and thanks to your innovative idea, i am going to try it too 1

Richa said...

i do remember reading the name naanini somewhere ;) that is a good one cham, good to stuff leftovers as well! btw, did u use frozen naan? tx

Cham said...

Richa Yes, i thawed or can be microwave for few seconds (just to make it pliable) ... That's my mistake , i could have mentioned it in my post :)

Swati said...

Hey Cham
Nanini sounds splendid.. Ya really got confused that what is nanini... cool name..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Independence Day to u and awesome name and beautiful recipe.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

naanini looks nice .. loved the name .. very innovative

Cynthia said...

I love the name :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so cool and creative. Looks great. Great job... YUM!

Namratha said...

Awesome name Cham, very nice! And they look so yummy, would love to taste them right away.

Btw, nice header, its been a while since I stopped by :D

Ramya Bala said...

Thats really mouth watering Cham...Bookamrked!

Seema said...

Very nice & different !

Aparna said...

Like you said, what's in a name if food looks like that?
Great idea that.

priar's, said...

Hi ,
ur blog is really good ...giving nice intro abt the dish ....naanini...nice entry..

Divya said...

Oooh that paneer looks so tempting. I love grilled stuff, but unfortunately I dont own a grill. Cham, would you recommend a stove top grill pan or a exclusive one?

Divya

Seena said...

I love this Nan-wich! Give it for bf, lunch and dinner.. :P

LG said...

Cham..I loved the title :D was wondering what it might be! very innovative one and a meal in itself with so much goodies in the stuffing.

Sunshinemom said...

The first thought that came to my mind was that this is some Sindhi item! Such a versatile dish! I will try this with left over naan next time!

bee said...

this looks better than the restaurant version. :D

srikars kitchen said...

check my blog ... surprise is there

Dibs said...

Nannini sounds like an "N" language! I remember 'P' language ...

Figure this ...

"Napice recpicecippe Chapam fopor naapaan! Napaanipinipinini. Verperypi crepiyaepative" :-))

Poonam said...

Naanini looks perfect!

Vaishali said...

Delightful name, Cham, and what a great idea. The naanini looks perfect.

Sangeeth said...

very nice cham luv it.....very tempting pics too

ANJALI J. said...

This is an interesting recipe.. i will try this out in the weekend..

Roopa said...

We used to make sandwich when I wanted to prepare something different for evening dinner. This looks like a very innovative idea Cham. The name is catchy:) Loved the look of that well grilled Paneer pieces, yumm:)