Make delicious and easy Cheesy Paneer Tikka packages at home, just like your favorite Dominos Zingy packages. As a bonus here is the super quick and easy paneer tikka filling recipe that can be used as a topping in sandwiches, wraps or buns, or as a side dish with chapatis or parathas or even as a topping for Cheesy Paneer Tikka Pizza .
Here I am today with one of our favorite recipes we’ve savored in India, Domino’s Cheesy Zingy Parcels. After everyone’s popular garlic bread and of course pizza, these cheese packs are also loved by most people. For their vegetarian customers, Domino’s India serves these vegetarian packages stuffed with cheese and spicy paneer filling. Soft, spongy bread filled with delicious spicy paneer is served as a side dish, accompanied by pizza and garlic bread.
Kids love these cheesy snacks and you can make them for snacking. lunch boxes or even for their parties.
Yeast-free cheese package
The outer covering or packages are made with soft, spongy bread, which is made with yeast. If you are avoiding yeast for bread or are skeptical about making bread using it. or due to the current situation, you can’t get yeast from the stores, you can always try this delicious snack. My last post was No Yeast Bread, where we can bake bread without using yeast. Some breads that require yeast and yeast can also be made without using substitutes. Baking powder and baking soda along with buttermilk or yogurt are the best substitutes for yeast-free breads. Although you won, don’t get the same texture and lightness, but for some breads it can be a good option.
In Indian cuisine, traditional versions of Bhature, Kulcha, and Naan Bread can be made without yeast.
The right mix of dry and wet ingredients with leavening agents results in soft, spongy breads.
Quick and easy filling of Paneer Tikka
You can use any of your favorite fillings for these packages. Vegetarian garnish with mixed vegetables or paneer, and, non-vegetarian with chicken or minced meat, everything is fine in these packages.
I used my own easy version of the Paneer Tikka filling which I make a couple of times for sandwiches or as a simple side dish with dal and chapatis. No marinating, no grilling tikkas, super quick and easy.
With the basic ingredients available in your pantry, you can make this tasty paneer grading.
Paneer, or Indian cottage cheese, is a favorite ingredient in Indian homes. The majority of Indians are vegetarians and it is one of the main sources of protein and calcium after lentils.
A versatile ingredient, Paneer can be used in many ways in Indian cuisines. Main course, snacks, desserts or topping in flatbread, use in any way you like.
Since Paneer is made from cow’s milk, those with lactose intolerance should avoid it. Also, to make it vegan, tofu is a good substitute for paneer and can be used in many dishes.
Let’s see how to prepare these Cheesy Paneer Tikka packages (yeast free)
The manufacture of these packages requires two main steps. The first is to make the coating of the package and the second to make the filling.
Make an external parcel cover
The package cover is made with all purpose flour (Maida), but here I used whole wheat flour, with Sooji / Semolina. I like to add sooji / semolina to a lot of the pastries I make with whole wheat flour. It adds to the sweetness of the dough. Additionally, we have added oatmeal here which makes it more nutritious.
As mentioned above, baking powder and baking soda are used as leavening agents with buttermilk (milk + vinegar).
Powdered milk and yogurt are optional. You can ignore them. I add that these give extra sweetness to the whole wheat dough which has a higher content.
To make the outer covering, knead a pailabe, soft dough and keep it covered for about 30 minutes.
You can use the pizza dough (store bought or homemade whole wheat pizza) to make packages in case you want to skip it from the start.
Make a quick filling of Tikka
For the filling I used basic spices available in your spice box / pantry. See the recipe sheet for more details on the ingredients.
For Tikka sauce, you can use thick / Greek yogurt / sour cream / mayonnaise.
Cook the Paneer cubes in the spices and let cool completely before garnishing.
Also Read: Cheese Salad Wrap Recipe
- Pan for frying Paneer’s cubes
- Mixing bowls
- Oven for cooking packages
For parcel cover
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup semolina optional
- ¼ cup oatmeal optional
- ¼ cup powdered milk
- ¼ cup yogurt / curd
- 1 cup buttermilk milk
- 1 tbsp vinegar (apple cider) or use any
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of raw cane sugar / honey
- 2 tablespoons of oil
For quick filling of Tikka
- 1 cup of Indian Paneer / Cottage Cheese, cubed
- ½ cup diced baby peppers and onions optional
- ½-¾ cup Greek or heavy yogurt / sour cream or mayonnaise or use as needed
- 1 teaspoon of Garam Masala
- 1 teaspoon of Chaat Masala
- 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon Ajwain seeds
- ¼ teaspoon dried mint leaves optional
- ½ teaspoon of dried fenugreek leaves / Kasuri Methi
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup grated cheese or as needed
- Make buttermilk. Mix the vinegar in the milk and let stand for about 5 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, add the three flours with the powdered milk, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Then add the yogurt and mix well and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Now add the buttermilk and mix everything together.
- Now add oil to the dough and knead it to obtain a soft and pleasant-tasting dough.
- Cover it with damp muslin cloth and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
Make the filling
- To make tandoori sauce, add yogurt to a bowl. Mix the Chaat masala, the dried mint leaves, Ajwain seeds about ¼ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of red pepper powder and ½ teaspoon of Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves). Reserve any leftover spice powder for frying.
- In a pan, heat the oil, add the garlic paste (optional), the garam masala, the turmeric powder, the rest of the red pepper powder, the fenugreek leaves and the salt. Keep the flame too low.
- Cook for one minute then add the paneer cubes, coat well with spices. You can add a tablespoon of tandoori sauce.
- Add the mixed peppers and the onion cubes.
- Add the kasuri methi and salt and mix well.
- Take out in a bowl and let cool completely.
- Preheat, oven to 375 ° F or 190 ° C.
- To make packages, divide the dough into 8-9 equal portions.
- Spread each portion thinly in a circular disc. Please watch the video.
- Now, fold the sides and create a triangular shape.
- Spread a little sauce then add cubes of paneer, sprinkle with cheese.
- Then fold the edges, sealing it as a package. Do it with care, you can apply a little water as the edges can open during the cooking of the packages.
- Brush with melted butter. You can add garlic powder, red pepper flakes and parsley (optional).
- Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
- Once cooked, take out, brush with more butter and seasoning (C½haat masala or Italian seasoning) and serve hot.