Paneer Paratha 4


Whole wheat flatbread stuffed with grated Indian cottage cheese and spices – a delight for paratha lovers. This simple paneer paratha is ready in minutes and tastes absolutely wonderful. This paratha does not need any elaborate accompaniment – it tastes great with just some raita and pickle and optionally few pats of butter. These mildly spiced, shallow fried flatbread is traditionally served as breakfast, but we love eating them any time of the day! These parathas are quite healthy too – made with whole wheat and cottage cheese, each paratha needs just 2 teaspoon oil/ghee to cook.

For a variation, try aloo paratha or potato stuffed flatbread.

 

 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

Whole wheat flour – 2 cups, plus extra for dusting
Oil or ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tbsp for dough, plus extra to fry the parathas
Salt – to taste
Water – approximately ¾ cup

For the stuffing:

Paneer – 250 grams
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or as per taste
Dry mango powder (amchur) – 2 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Coriander leaves – a handful, finely chopped

Method:

  1. To make the dough for parathas, mix whole wheat flour, oil and salt in a large bowl. Add water gradually and knead together to form a soft and smooth dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes
  2. In a bowl, grate the paneer. Combine it with the rest of ingredients and mix well
  3. Once the dough is rested, knead it one more time and divide into eight equal portions
  4. Roll one portion of the dough into a small circle. Place 2-3 tbsp of paneer mixture in the center. Slowly bring the sides of the dough together and seal it completely
  5. Roll the stuffed dough into 6-7 inch disc using some extra flour for dusting
  6. Heat a skillet / fry pan. Place the rolled paratha on it and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Do not add oil at this stage
  7. Flip over to cook the other side. Apply 1 tsp oil or ghee on the cooked side
  8. Flip again and gently press using a spatula or wide spoon. Apply some oil and flip again till done
  9. Serve hot with Indian pickle, a dollop of butter and raita

 

Mix together the stuffing ingredients

Mix together the stuffing ingredients

 

Roll the dough into small circle and place filling in center

Roll the dough into small circle and place filling in center

 

Bring the ends together and fold

Bring the ends together and fold

 

Seal the ends completely

Seal the ends completely

 

Roll into a disc

Roll into a disc

 

Fry both sides with some oil

Fry both sides with some oil

 

Paneer paratha served with raita and pickle

Paneer paratha served with raita and pickle

 


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