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Indian Cottage Cheese Jaffles- Vegetarian Protein Rich- Ultimate Comfort Food

Did you know, a Jaffle is an Australian name for closed toasted sandwich? It’s an Aussie invention. The first electric jaffle maker was released in 1974 that seal and cut a sandwich. When it comes to the iconic jaffle, there is something about the crispy sealed edges and perfectly cut triangular chambers of gooey goodness that makes them simply irresistible. This ultimate comfort food makes the perfect anytime meal or snack, and takes the humble sandwich to the next level.

I have sweet childhood memories attached to jaffles. My mother would often fix us quick breakfast with leftover sabji from last night, add her own touch of masalas to make it even more flavourful and turn it into delicious jaffles. As a child this used to be one of favourite breakfast options.

These paneer jaffles are my 10 year old and family’s favourite. I am sure every one of you have had jaffles atleast once. Every household has its own recipe. So sharing one out of many of my jaffle recipes with you. These are different, tastes very fresh, summery and of course it’s super healthy. I can bet you are going to love it. Do try!

Recipe: makes 6 jaffles


  • Indian Cottage Cheese/Paneer: 250 grams
  • Capsicum: 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Minced ginger and garlic: 1 tsp
  • Fresh Mint Leaves: Handful
  • Fresh Sweet Basil Leaves: Handful
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Italian Seasoning to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Cream Cheese: 2 tbsps (optional)
  • Bread Slice: 12


  • Crumble cottage cheese. To it, add capsicum, minced garlic & ginger, chopped fresh mint leaves, chopped fresh sweet basil leaves and cream cheese. Cream cheese will bring it all together and will also add creaminess. 
  • Now add Italian seasoning, freshly ground pepper, red pepper flakes & salt. 
  • Mix it all well. Apply it on a slice of bread, top it with another slice. Apply butter on both sides and toast it in jaffle iron.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or dip of your choice. 
  • Note: You can store the leftover filling in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.


  1. For Vegan option substitute paneer with tofu.
  2. If cream cheese is not available, you can add hung curd/Greek yogurt. 
  3. You can also add vegetables of your choice like bell peppers, shredded carrots or cabbage.

Do try out this simple recipe. I am sure you guys will love it. Let me know what other kind of jaffles you make at home and what is your comfort filling in the comments section. It will be great to know. Stay Healthy! 🙂

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