30-Minute Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe – Easy & Irresistible!

post modified on May 4

Written by Puja

The Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe is a combination of soft homemade pita bread with tasty paneer seasoned with peri-peri spices. It also has homemade creamy hung curd dip, mozzarella cheese, and fresh tomato slices to make it even more delicious.

This simple yet flavorful Paneer Pita Pocket meal is perfect for a quick meal or special occasion. It’s great for busy days and sure to be a hit at your table! (Step-by-step-recipe-video)

Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe

About Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe:

If you’re a regular reader, you might already be aware of how I came across this pita bread recipe. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can still read that story here.

I first made pita bread to go with curry, just like they served it in a restaurant.

While eating, I saw how the pita bread puffed up and formed pockets. This gave me the idea to try something new by stuffing grilled paneer inside. Later, I found out online that this is a common way to serve pita bread.

I decided to give this pita bread a little twist, which you’ll see in this blog post. I hope you enjoy my unique way of stuffing pita bread.

Frankly speaking, filling pita bread with the ingredients of your choice is so much fun.

I was so excited that I tried filling pita bread with different fillings. The combination of grilled paneer, with peri peri masal is heavenly. In addition to creamy hung curd dip, mozzarella cheese, and fresh tomato slices, I found the recipe not only delicious but visually appealing and satisfying.

Filling pita bread with the ingredients of your choice is like an adventure. Every pocket can be a surprise, customized to personal tastes, or whatever you have on hand in your kitchen.

It’s a fantastic way to engage kids in cooking too, letting them choose their fillings and help in the kitchen. This Paneer Pocket has quickly become a favorite in my household, and I hope it will be in yours too. Enjoy the process and savor every bite of your creation!”

Serving Suggestion:

Serve your Paneer Stuffed Pita Bread with mint chutney, cashew sauce, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Storage Suggestion:

You can Store leftover Paneer Pita Pockets in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days. Reheat on tawa or in the oven when ready to eat.

Make sure to keep the fillings separate and only assemble the pita pockets when you’re ready to eat; this way, they won’t become soggy.

Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe

Pro Tips for Paneer Pockets:

Spice Customization: Adjust the amount of peri peri masala in the paneer filling according to your taste.

Cheese: Experiment with different types of cheese for variety.

Add Veggies: Pick and add vegetables of your choice.

Prep before: Prepare the paneer filling in advance in case you don’t have much time, and store it in the refrigerator. Assemble the pita pockets when ready to serve for a quick meal.

Toasting: For an extra crispy pita, brush the outside with a little oil, butter, or ghee and toast on tawa or skillet until golden brown on both sides.

Sauces: You can try other sauces such as tamarind chutney, garlic sauce, or cashew sauce to spread inside the pita pocket for different flavors if you want.

Why You Should Make this Pita Pocket Meal:

Quick to Prepare: This recipe requires few ingredients and is very easy to make.

Packed with Flavor: A delicious combination of spices, paneer, and cheese.

Highly Customizable: You can customize this recipe as per your taste and preferences.

Fun for Kids: Kids will enjoy the fun of making and eating with their hands!

Looking for Some More Recipes Like this:

Since you’re reading this post, I guess you like two things: one is pita bread, which shows your interest in baking or your love for baked items, and the second is paneer. Below, I’ve listed a few recipes that might interest you.

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Creamy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Stuffed Vegetable Cheese Bun

Garlic Bread Recipe, Dominos Style

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Paneer Pita Pocket

Basic Ingredients Used to Make Paneer Stuffed Pita Bread:

Pita Bread: The base of our dish; soft and perfect for stuffing.

Paneer: It’s a great source of protein and makes the dish filling. Instead of paneer, you can use tofu if you want.

Mozzarella Cheese: Adding cheese gives a stretchy, cheesy texture that makes every bite satisfying. If you prefer, you can use a soft cheese that melts well, instead of mozzarella. You can even skip if you don’t want to add.

Tomato Slices: Provide freshness and a slight tang to balance the creamy and spicy flavors.

Peri Peri Masala: Peri peri masala adds a nice spicy flavor that can be adjusted as per your taste.

Hung Curd Dip: Enhance the overall taste. And makes this dish healthy.

Garlic: Adding garlic to this dish brings in a nice flavor and aroma which I love a lot. If you don’t want to add then you can skip.

Olive Oil: I have used olive oil for this particular recipe. You can use vegetable oil or butter also.

paneer pita pocket

Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe

Paneer Pita Pocket is a combination of soft homemade pita bread with tasty paneer seasoned with peri peri spices. It also has home made creamy hung curd dip, mozzarella cheese, and fresh tomato slices to make it even more delicious. This simple yet flavorful meal is perfect for a quick meal or special occasion. It’s great for busy days and sure to be a hit at your table!
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Calories: 2120kcal
Author: Puja


  • 6 Pita Bread
  • 400 gm Paneer
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • Hung Curd Dip as needed
  • Peri Peri Masala as needed
  • Vegetable Oil or Butter to grill or roast


  • Heat a grill pan or normal pan or wok and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add chopped garlic and paneer pieces and sauté until golden brown.
    paneer pita1
  • Now add peri peri masala and give it a quick stir. The easy peasy paneer filling is ready.
  • Cut the pita bread into half or lesser depending upon your choice. For this particular recipe I preferred cutting small portion from the sides and putting it back into the bigger side and then filling it.
  • After that open the mouth of the cut pita bread and spread some hung curd, put some mozzarella cheese, keep some paneer pieces and tomato slices.
    paneer pita3
  • Now heat a grill pan or normal tawa or pan.
  • Add some olive oil, vegetable oil or butter.
  • Grill or toast the paneer stuffed pita bread from both the sides and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Paneer Pita Pocket Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2120 Calories from Fat 972
% Daily Value*
Fat 108g166%
Saturated Fat 61g381%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 264mg88%
Sodium 1902mg83%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 196g65%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 0.03g0%
Protein 87g174%
Vitamin A 0.3IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2214mg221%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about this Recipe:

What can I use instead of peri peri masala in Paneer Pita Pockets?

You can use tandoori masala or just a mix of chili powder and cumin for a similar flavor.

Can I make Paneer Pita Pockets ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the paneer filling ahead and store it in the fridge. Just assemble and heat the pita pockets when you’re ready to eat.

Are Paneer Pita Pockets healthy?

Yes, they are healthy. They include paneer, which is a good source of protein, and you can add lots of veggies for more nutrients.

What can I serve with Paneer Pita Pockets?

Pita bread goes well with hung curd dip, salad, or chutney.

Can I use something other than pita bread for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any flatbread or even wrap them in a tortilla if you don’t have pita bread available.

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