PANEER PARATHAS/ COTTAGE CHEESE STUFFED PARATHAS



I don't do much stuffed chapathis/parathas at home. I have no clue why! But I love them............. and isn't it easier to just make one dish instead of making a main dish, a side dish and rice/chapathi?? Normally, most stuffed chapathis go well with a simple raita or even plain yoghurt or even some pickle if your too lazy to make the raita.

So I'm choosing paneer parathas for day 2 blogging marathon under 'everyday lunch/dinner dishes'. 
I immediately thought of stuffing the chapathis with paneer coz thats one thing my daughter eats without a fuss. Also we all love paneer. This is a super easy recipe and got the idea from my tasty curry. The recipe was a breeze............and so delicious! Please do not leave out the ghee or butter for brushing! trust me it makes a difference. Iv used only a bit of butter. That's wy you can see parts of the parathas in the photos are dry without the butter.

 I served these with a simple onion and cucumber raita and some mango pickle. These parathas are super duper delicious and filling! Try it and lemme know if you think the same too!



Makes 5
INGREDIENTS:
whole wheat flour - 2 cups, more for rolling
warm water - 3/4 cup(approx)
salt to taste

for the stuffing:
paneer/ cottage cheese, grated - 200 g
green chilies, chopped- 2 (optional. if you want it spicy)
chili powder - 3/4 tsp
fresh coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tbsp
cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
butter or ghee 

PROCESS:
  • In a bowl place the flour and salt and mix. Slowly add the required water and knead to form a soft dough. Knead for atleast 15 minutes then cover and rest for about 30 minutes or so,
  • In another bowl, mix together the grated paneer, chili powder, green chilies, fresh coriander leaves, cumin powder and salt. Divide into 5 equal balls. Keep aside
  • I made 5 individual balls  from the dough. Take each ball of dough and roll out into a 5 or 6 inch diameter circle.
  • Now place the paneer ball in the centre. Lift the edges of the circle and seal on top by pressing the dough shut, enclosing the ball of paneer inside.
  • Dust with flour and pat it down so it becomes slightly flat. Gently roll out the ball into a round, thin chapathi/paratha.
  • Don't worry if its untidy. You will get more neater once you keep doing it. My first was slightly messy too.
  • Just remember to be gentle and even while rolling it out. Otherwise the paneer will come out.
  • Now heat a tawa or skillet and grease with butter or ghee. 
  • When the pan is hot place the rolled out paratha on it. Brush with more butter on top and turn it over after a few minutes. When it is slightly brown and done on both sides you an remove from the pan.
  • Repeat for the rest of the parathas.
notes:
  • Make sure the skillet is hot before placing the parathas on it.
  • Be generous with the ghee or butter to get tasty results ;)

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12 comments:

  1. Amazing looking paneer parathas... like you said, you don't need any other side dish with it, just some yogurt and pickle...

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  2. I like the look of these , and these parathas are a hit with most of us . We too make them very regularly .

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  3. Anything with paneer and especially parathas are always welcome in my house. Great for busy weekdays.

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  4. This is our favorite paratha too and works out easy for a weekday meal!

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  5. You said it right Farah, stuffed parathas makes it easier as no additional dish is required. In fact when we are bored of same routine of making dal or sabzi, I just make stuffed paratha. Paneer paratha is kids favorite paratha

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  6. Paneer paratha works well for kids and adults alike. Yours has turned out lovely with the perfect shade of golden brown!!

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  7. I agree it is a wholesome meal with some raitha. A great lunchbox recipe as well.

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  8. Paneer paratha makes me hungry, stuffed parathas are seriously interesting and easy to feed as they doesnt need any side dish. My kid's favourite paratha.

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  9. Paneer paratha is a great breakfast or even for lunch/dinner. Taste awesome and you do not need any side dish.

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  10. Healthy and crunchy looks paratha.. perfect for breakfast.

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  11. I love such recipes as it makes our job easier. ANd I am quite partial to paneer too. The parathas look absolutely yum Farah!

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  12. I love making paneer paratha for our weekend breakfasts and serve with tea and achar.Yours looks yummy.

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