Paneer Stuffed Pull Apart Rolls

Paneer Stuffed Pull Apart Rolls
Paneer Stuffed Pull Apart Rolls

While growing up, I loved the spicy stuffed breads available in most of the bakeries in India. The aroma of fresh stuffed bread coming out of bakeries was divine. Even after more than a decade of living here, I can still remember the aroma/taste of it. I used to search for any savory breads here in bakeries, but so far I have not found anything close. So once in a while, when I want to eat those, I bake at home.  Few days ago, I baked these paneer stuffed pull apart rolls.

I started buying avocado when Ishaan was a toddler. He used to love eating it with a pinch of salt and lemon. Then there was a period of time, I totally forgot about them. Whenever I bought them, they sat on the kitchen counter and got overripe before I could use them. A friend suggested to refrigerate avocados to increase their life. Now I buy a bunch of them and put in fridge. I mix them in chapati dough to make super soft chapatis. So this time I wanted to try adding them to bread and the bread came out delicious.

Spread paneer stuffing on the rolled dough.
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Roll the dough.
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Cut and keep in the baking pan.
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Ready to eat.
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Paneer Stuffed Pull-Apart Rolls

Soft avocado bread stuffed with spicy paneer filling makes a great dinner or snack.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 pieces


  • For the bread
  • 1 1 and 1/2 tea spns pack active dry yeast
  • 3 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbl spn butter
  • 1 avocado optional
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbl spn olive oil
  • 1 tea spn honey
  • Salt
  • For the stuffing
  • 2 cups shredded paneer
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbl spn coriander leaves
  • 1 tea spn freshly made ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder
  • 1 tea spn garam masala
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • For stuffing :
  • Heat oil and add onions, ginger-garlic paste, salt.
  • Fry till onions are translucent.
  • Add garam masala, chilli powder and fry for a min.
  • Now add the paneer, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Let it cool to room temperature.
  • For bread:
  • Take honey and warm water in a bowl and add the yeast.
  • Leave it around for 10mins till yeast gets activated.
  • Now add mashed avocado, softened butter, milk.
  • Add 1 cup flour at a time and mix.
  • Knead till dough comes together in a ball (it will still be sticky). I mix in my KitchenAid stand mixer.
  • Take on a flat surface dust with flour and knead for few minutes.
  • Take oil in the same bowl, keep the dough and move it around to coat with oil.
  • Cover the bowl and leave for about 2 hrs, till it is doubled in volume.
  • Punch the dough to deflate all the air. Knead for a min.
  • Assembling:
  • Roll the dough into a thin (about 1/4") thick rectangle.
  • Spread the stuffing on the bread.
  • Make a tight roll, tightly seal the edge.
  • Cut into 1 and 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.
  • Take a baking dish and apply little oil to it. I also dusted it with a little flour to avoid sticking.
  • Keep the bread pieces one beside the other.
  • Cover and keep it aside for about 1 hr.
  • The rolls would have risen well by now.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F.
  • Brush the rolls with butter or olive oil or milk.
  • Bake the rolls at 350F for about 45mins. (check after about 30mins).
  • Serve hot.


You can replace 1 cup of all purpose flour with 1 cup of whole wheat flour or multigrain atta. Add 1 tea spn of wheat gluten when using whole wheat or multigrain atta which helps it get fluffy.


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