Chinese Panini


Chinese Panini

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A fusion of Italian and Oriental cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces.

The result is a Panini that will surprise you pleasantly with its amazing mouth-feel and vibrant flavour. Panini is an Italian grilled sandwich made with breads like baguette, and never with sliced bread. If you cannot find a variety of Panini bread, you can use hot dog rolls instead.

Be generous with the butter so that you get a good rich taste. A sweet, tangy and spicy treat, the Chinese Panini is best enjoyed fresh, while the crispy and juicy textures are in tact.

You can also try other Panini recipes like the Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini or Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini .

Chinese Panini recipe - How to make Chinese Panini

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 paninis
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Ingredients


For The Chinese Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced spring onions whites
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 cup carrot juliennes
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup sliced capsicum
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp schezuan sauce
2 tsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens

Other Ingredients For Chinese Panini
4 hot dog rolls
10 tsp butter for spreading and brushing
4 tbsp fried noodles

Method
    Method
  1. For the chinese stuffing
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onion whites and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the carrot, cabbage, capsicum and salt, mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the schezuan sauce, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Switch off the flame, add the spring onion greens, mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed to make chinese panini

    How to proceed to make chinese panini
  1. Divide the chinese stuffing into 4 equal portions.
  2. Slit each hot dog roll horizontally using a sharp knife. Apply 1 tsp of butter on each side.
  3. Take one bread roll and on the lower halve of the hot dog roll put a portion of the chinese stuffing and spread it evenly. Finally sprinkle 1 tbsp of fried noodles evenly over it.
  4. Close the hot dog roll and apply ½ tsp of butter on top. Place in in a greased pre-heated sandwich griller and grill for 5 minutes or till it turns crispy and brown from both the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 3 more paninis.
  6. Cut each panini diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per panini
Energy316 cal
Protein5.8 g
Carbohydrates37.1 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat16.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A708.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C38.8 mg
Folic Acid5.9 mcg
Calcium42.2 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium149.6 mg
Potassium103.6 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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For the Chinese stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onion whites.
  2. Add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the carrot and cabbage. You can toss in other crunchy vegetables like broccoli, mushroom, French beans , boiled corn, red cabbage etc.
  4. Add the capsicum and salt, mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the schezuan sauce. Substitute with sriracha, green chilli sauce, red chilli sauce if not available.
  6. Now add the tomato ketchup. Also, you can use tamarind chutney or sweet chilli sauce.
  7. Add the soy sauce. It provides the much needed umami flavor.
  8. Add the vinegar and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  9. Switch off the flame, add the spring onion greens.
  10. Mix well and keep aside. Your Chinese panini stuffing is ready!
  11. Divide the Chinese stuffing into 4 equal portions.

How to proceed

  1. Slit the hot dog roll horizontally using a sharp knife.
  2. Apply 1 tsp of butter on each side.
  3. On the lower halve of the hot dog roll put a portion of the Chinese stuffing and spread it evenly.
  4. Finally sprinkle 1 tbsp of fried noodles evenly over it.  Crispy fried noodles add a unique crunch to the Chinese panini.
  5. Close the hot dog roll.
  6. Apply ½ tsp of butter on top.
  7. Grease a sandwich griller using a brush with ½ tsp of butter.
  8. Place the panini in the sandwich griller and grill for 5 minutes or till it turns crispy and brown from both the sides.
  9. Repeat steps 1 to 8 to make 3 more paninis.
  10. Cut each panini diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
  11. Serve immediately. They taste amazing as it is.
  12. Here is a quick list of other panini recipes that you must try making at home and serve as evening snacks or tea-time accompaniments. Paneer bhurji panini, chocolate peanut butter banana panini, cream cheese veg panini, caramelized onions and cheese panini are some of my favorites.

Reviews

Chinese Panini
 on 09 Aug 18 09:26 AM
5

Too good... can be diagonally cut and served as a snack or its fabulous as a meal too. Of course the recipe calls for a little planning, but its worth it... it''s definitely appealing to serve these panini instead of toast and grilled sandwich to guests...
Chinese Panini
 on 14 Apr 17 01:51 PM
5

Chinese panini, it really nice and quick recipe with lots of veggies.. and to add more crunch the crispy noodles just works the best.. i like to have this panini.. crispy from out also..