Thursday, August 13, 2009


Panini is a form of sandwich made with ciabata bread. Panini made with mushroom stuffing is my favourite. In UK, I used to buy mushroom paninis from Starbucks. I cannot find those ones here. So i tried my own filling in whole wheat bread from walmart...

Small INTRO abt Panini......

A panino (Italian pronunciation: [paˈniːno]) is a sandwich made from a small roll or loaf of bread, typically a ciabatta or a rosetta. The loaf is cut horizontally and filled with salami, ham, cheese, mortadella or other food, and sometimes served hot after having pressed in a grill.
A toasted panino, colloquially called "toast" by Italians, is made out of two vertical slices of pane in cassetta almost invariably filled with prosciutto and a few of slices of processed cheese, grilled in a sandwich press.
It is traditionally served without any kind of sauce or topping, although in some parts of the world it may be customary to do so in order to accommodate local taste.
The word "panino" [pa'ni:no] is Italian (literally meaning small bread roll), with the plural panini. "Panini" is often used in a singular sense by speakers of English and French, as for "salami" (Italian plural for salame), and pluralised solecismically into "paninis". (SOURCE)


1 ciabata bread or whole wheat bread

2 tbsp Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup frozen spinach
2 tbsp corn
few piece of shredded chicken
salt & pepper


Preheat the oven 350F. Cut the bread into two slices. I used round whole wheat bread, so i made a cavity by removing the crust at the centre of the bread. Mix all the ingredients mentioned in the filling. Place the filling in the cavity or ciabata bread. Arrange tomatoes, onions and cheese as u like. Place the two pieces in the oven for 2 -3 mts. Once the cheese starts melting, combine both the siles and leave for 2 more mts.. If u are using bread, place the filling in the centre and arrange onion. close it and grill it or heat for 2-3 mts. Cut it horizontally..Serve hot!!!


Sailaja Damodaran

nice....never tasted this bread


oh wow thats looking awesome and wish to have that for my morning breakfast..


Thanks sailaja and pavithra...I didnt try paninis in US yet...


I haven't tried this bread yet,but the name panini sounds very familiar,looks easy and yum..


Never tried this Panini before... looks yumm Ashwini.. must try sometime :)


This looks very delicious! Sounds easy too!


i love panini.. this looks great...realy tasty

Lakshmi Venkatesh

Looks very yummy.


that's a good way to make do with the ingredients in hand. i love panini too!


Havent tried panini at home yet, looks yumm!!


Panini looks yum!

Purva Desai

Panini is my fav brunch......
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Panini is one of my favs! Everytime I missed taking lunch.. I used to drop in at this restaurant near my old work place and have a tomato-cheese panini.. this looks equally tempting and would love to try this (without the meat, ofcourse :P)

Panini is my fav looks yummy dear


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Looks yummy dear.

Jyoti V

Hi Ashwini,

Nice blog...
This panini looks so yummy !


my tummy is rattling for that pannini
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