Paneer Calzone

Gluttony is a Sin, isnt it?  And all those blogs out there are pushing me towards Sinning.  The more I see, the more I want to cook and blog about it. Within a few months of blogging, I have marked a lot of recipes to try from other blogs. A new gravy with egg, some side dishes for idli, cakes, fried foods, some biryanis, soups,chaat, chutneys etc etc.,

Apart from marking the recipes, I have some how linked ingredients to some blogs. If I see a vegetable in the market, I immediately associate it with blogs that give importance to organic foods, when I make some traditional recipes I remember the twists added to it by a fellow blogger and so on. But when I use Paneer(almost once a week I cook Paneer), I can only think of Sushma.

Few days ago,when I wanted to clear out the stacked contents of my refrigerator, this block of paneer and a pizza roll were sitting in front and were giving me the invitation. Instead of making a gravy out of paneer or a rice dish, I remembered a wrap Sushma had made and thought of making a Calzone. This is how my desi calzone(or pizza pockets) was created.

Ingredients: Makes 2 medium calzones

Pizza roll- 1 (refrigerated dough)
Jalapeno Peppers-2
Green Pepper-1
Red Onion- 1 small
Roma Tomato-1
Garlic- 1 clove
Tandoori Masala- 2 tsp
Crushed red pepper flakes- 1/2 tsp
Fresh Paneer Cubes- 24 cubes
Salt- to taste
Plain Tomato Sauce – 1/2 cup (without Italian seasonings)
Olive oil- 1 tsp
(You can add mushrooms, pineapple slices or other veggies as well)


Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Break open the pizza roll from the packed box. Dust the rolling pin with flour and slightly thin out the pizza crust(to elongate) and cut it into two equal pieces.

To make plain tomato sauce, you can place tomatoes in boiling water for few minutes till the skin peels off. Cool and grind to a smooth paste. Add salt and use as a sauce.

Finely chop the garlic and onions. Slice the tomatoes and Jalapeno into thin round slices. Chop green peppers into cubes.

In a baking tray lined with foil, apply some oil on top and slightly dust the pan(or use a non stick cooking spray), and spread one portion of the pizza dough.

Spread half of the tomato sauce on top, arrange the tomato slices, Jalapeno slices, green peppers, garlic,onions and panner cubes. Sprinkle some salt, red pepper flakes and tandoori masala powder on top.

Either make the pizza dough into a crescent shape(half moon shape) or bring both edges together and pinch them to make like a pocket. Repeat the same procedure for the other calzone as well.

Apply some olive oil on top and bake at 375 F for 20 minutes (depending on your oven settings). When the top of the calzone is golden brown in color, remove the pizza from oven.

Let it cool down for a minute. Transfer to a plate and slice and serve with any dipping sauce or as hot pocket as such!

This desi Pizza Pocket is my entry to RV’s Healthy fast food event, co-hosted by Sudeshna.

This desi Pizza is also going to Rahin’s Semi-Home Made Event.

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19 Comments to “Paneer Calzone”

  1. wow sowjanya,such a nice recipe with paneer,…the moment i saw the update in my blog abt ur paneer recipe,i came running to see it….Filling seems very delicious and i really loved it, cant wait to try this one….

  2. And one more thing forgot to tell, am so happy that u remember me atleast once a week seeing my fav paneer in ur fridge…glad to have u as my friend….

  3. Asha says:

    I used fry a lot every time I looked at Pakodas, Bajjis in other blogs, temptation was too much! 😀
    I don’t think it’s bad if we eat fried food once in a while, deep fired always taste good, doom for me. I don’t care much about sweets, it’s always the fried ones which do me in.
    LOVE Calzones, never made it with Paneer. I use Sausages with peppers. Looks delcious, all in one meal.
    I get Kollu here but we go to Indian store once in 3mints, it’s 80miles from here. One thing I hate about Kollu packs is they have lot of tiny stones which look like the beans. I clean it up so much and still when we are chewing, you get one crunch which scares you to death thinking of chipping the tooth!

  4. May be v were sisters and so v got so well connected with each other this birth…amit is fine, just came from school and sitting in front of me and writing as if i have given him lots and lots of homework

  5. ya just to watch his Dvds he is finishing it so fast…sometimes feel so lazy to write and tells mom this much is enough for today….he loves reading than writing…

  6. Paneer Calzone looks so tempting and its so sweet of you to remember the fellow bloggers and associate with them in a particular way:) Isnt it strange that lot of us havent seen each other and still we have a special connect :)

  7. That looks scrumptious Ruchika. Never really thought of adding paneer to make a calzone or anything else for that matter except the traditional Indian fare. :)

  8. Priya says:

    Very unique calzone, would have tasted too delicious na, u r tempting me now…oh god i dont have paneer at home rite now…tortue pa..

  9. Cham says:

    Tandoori masala is great with paneer. Never did calzone this way (indianized) ! Good one!

  10. Rahin says:

    Thank you for such a delicious entry Ruchika, love calzones, this must be really yummy with the tandoori masala n paneer

  11. Cham says:

    Hi Just changed few settings in my blog due to annoying things!
    Yennachu name/url kanoom? entha url? purriyala, Btw, I am great now!

  12. ujwal says:

    Calzone looks yummy..Have never tried making them at home.. Its so cold out here that I just feel like having it now

  13. Joanne says:

    I would have never thought to put paneer in a pizza but why not! It sounds amazing…

    Bloggers push me to do crazy things as well. Sigh. What can you do…?

  14. sowmya says:

    yummy..i love this..looks so delicious..

  15. shubha says:

    my first time here.paneer calzone is something I have eaten in a pizzeria..but u even made one..amazing.

  16. Oraphan says:

    Wow! I’m so impressed with your calzone! What a brilliant idea to use what you have in your kitchen and turn them into a wonderful meal! The best thing of all is that you’re so sweet to think of blogger friends when you see each kind of food. Just wondering what kind of food that makes you think of me??? he he:)

  17. wow.. they look super delicious…

  18. notyet100 says:

    looks tempting,,,

  19. bergamot says:

    I make calzones but generally cook the filling. I liked the filling you made so will definitely try it with uncooked vegetables next time.

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