Monday, May 1, 2017

Paneer Paratha (Cottage cheese stuffed Indian flat bread)

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“Paneer paratha” is a favorite recipe for all cottage cheese lovers. It is so nutritious for kids and you can prepare it all the time for a quick lunch box recipe or breakfast for the whole family. I make these paneer paratha with homemade paneer and they just taste yum!!!


Preparation time : 20 mins.
Cooking time: 15 mins.
Servings : 2


Ingredients:


Dough:
1 and ½ cup whole wheat flour
water as required (approximately 1 cup)


Stuffing:
1 ½ cup paneer / cottage cheese (grated)
1-2 green chillies (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon garam masala
2-3 coriander sprigs finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder (optional)
salt to taste


Other ingredients:
Oil for frying
Whole wheat flour for dusting


Directions:


  1. Knead the whole wheat flour flour with water to get a little stiff yet soft dough for making parathas. Add little water at a time so that the dough is not loose else it would be difficult to hold stuffing.
  2. Let the dough rest for 15-20 mins. and keep it aside. Meanwhile, we can prepare the stuffing.
  3. Grate the paneer and add all the ingredients mentioned above and mix them thoroughly. Keep aside.
  4. Dough is now rested. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and make them in a round ball shape, then flatten them to make a pattie by pressing in between your palms.
  5. Take some wheat flour in a plate for dusting. Roll a pattie on the rolling board to form small circle. (size should be good enough to stuff).
  6. Put your stuffing in the middle of rolled dough and close it the pattie by bringing in the borders of the pattie into the middle and seal it.
  7. Again, dust your stuffed pattie and start rolling it using rolling pin. Do this gently so that stuffing does not come out and parantha reaches 5 inches in diameter. (Dust it as and when required)
  8. Heat the tawa on medium heat. Place the paratha over tawa.
  9. When tiny bubbles start coming, flip the paratha and apply ¼ teaspoon oil over the top surface and drizzle a little over edges and let it cook for 30-40 secs.
  10. Flip it again to repeat the process on the other side till the paratha turns golden brown and crispy.
  11. Paneer paratha is ready to be served with butter/pickle or a cup of curd/raita.


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Tips:


  • You can use ghee (clarified butter) instead of oil to make paratha more yummy for kids.
  • Do not add green chillies if it becomes too spicy for kids.


Other paratha recipes you might like :




Raita Recipes:


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