Paneer Paratha is a rich, nutritious and delicious Indian stuffed bread. Though having its origin from Punjab, now it is popular all over South Asia. This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. You can prepare it at any time. All you need is Paneer and some Indian spices.
While Aloo Paratha is rich in starch, this paratha is rich in protein. Rather it will be better to say that it is a perfect combination of protein and carbohydrate. Complementing the carbohydrate of wheat flour this protein comes from the Paneer stuffing. My mother used to fill it in my tiffin due to this reason. Even I follow this tradition, for my kid.
The best part of this recipe is that it goes very well with any curry recipe. As well as you can easily serve it with any pickle or even with tomato ketchup. You can serve it in breakfast as well as dinner. Sometimes I do prepare it for lunch too.
A single recipe that fits every time and everywhere! Even quick and easy to prepare. So here is the – quick, delicious, nutritious Paneer Paratha recipe.
for paneer stuffing
- 200 grams Indian cottage cheese (पनीर)
- 2 pieces chopped green chili (कटा हुआ हरी मिर्च)
- 1 inch crushed ginger (कुचला हुआ अदरक)
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves (ताजा काटा हुआ धनिया पत्ती)
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder (लाल मिर्च पाउडर)
- 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder (गरम मसाला पाउडर)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (गेहूं का आटा)
- 1 teaspoon refined oil (रिफाइंड तेल)
- salt to taste (नमक स्वाद अनुसार)
- water (पानी) enough to bind the dough
for roasting the Paratha
- refined oil (रिफाइंड तेल) as required
How to prepare Paneer Paratha stuffing
- To prepare this stuffing, firstly grate the paneer in a large mixing bowl.
- Now add 2 chopped green chili, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves, garam masala powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt to taste into it. Mix them well.
- That's it, it's done. Your Paneer stuffing is ready for filling in Parathas.
How to knead the dough for Paratha
- To prepare the dough firstly take whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl in it, add salt to taste and mix them well.
- After this add, 1 teaspoon refined oil and give it a gentle mix.
- Then adding water in parts and start kneading. Knead it into a soft dough using sufficient water.
- Cover it with a moist cloth and keep it aside for 20 Minutes.
Rolling Paneer Paratha
- After 20 minutes remove the cover and divide the dough into 8 equal portions, then prepare dough balls from each part.
- Now, dust the rolling board with little dry wheat flour. Then roll a dough ball with your rolling pin, into a 3 to 3.5-inch diameter flatbread.
- In the center of this flatbread put a portion of Panner stuffing and bring the side edges together and seal it tightly.
- Roll it lightly between your palms to form a ball. Then place it over the rolling board again, apply gentle pressure to flatten it a bit.
- Again roll this into 6 to 6.5-inch diameter circle and around 1/4 centimeter thickness. If necessary dust the rolling board again with little dry wheat flour for rolling. (Never roll out the paratha’s too thin)
How to Make Paneer Paratha
- To roast the Paratha, heat non-stick Tava over medium flame.
- When the Tava turns hot, transfer the prepared Paratha over it.
- Cook the paratha till you see a slight change in the color on the surface of Paratha. When this change in color is visible, flip the Paratha to cook it from the other side too.
- After cooking is slightly from the other side, flip the paratha again and add some oil from the sides of the Paratha. Let the Paratha fry a little, then again flip and apply oil on the other side as well.
- Pressing the paratha a little with a ladle roast until you see brown spots. Flip and fry the paratha from the other side too.
- After roasting it well from both the side, remove it from Tawa. Your first Paneer Paratha is ready to serve.
- Repeat the above steps with remaining dough and stuffing, to prepare the rest of Parathas.
- Serve the hot Paneer Paratha with any pickle.