Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paneer Paratha Recipe

RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: punjabi, indian
SERVES: 7-8 parathas
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the paratha dough:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • water
for the paneer stuffing:
  • 200 or 250 gms paneer or cottage cheese
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur
  • ¼ tsp or ½ tsp punjabi garam masala or garam masala powder
  • salt or rock salt as required
  • ghee or oil for frying the parathas

1: make a smooth dough with wheat flour and water. cover and keep aside. grate or finely crumble the paneer with your hands. if the paneer is soft it will crumble easily. add all the spice powders, chopped green chilies and salt to the paneer.  mix well.
paneer paratha dough
2: take two balls from the dough. sprinkle some wheat flour on the rolling board and make small pooris/rounds from both the balls.
paneer paratha dough
3: now keep a portion of the paneer mixture on of the rolled round.
paneer paratha mixture
4: cover this one with the other round and pinch and seal the edges all around the circumference.
paneer paratha edges
5: now sprinkle again some wheat flour lightly on the rolling board and roll the stuffed paneer paratha to about 6-7 inches in diameter.
making paneer paratha
6: heat a tava or flat griddle. place the stuffed paneer paratha on the hot griddle. let one side cook 1/4th. turn over and let the other side cook. apply ghee or oil on the top side. the other side which is facing the tava/pan should cook 1/2 (half) or a bit more than half.
cooking paneer paratha on tava
7: turn over and apply ghee or oil on the other side. while making any paratha variety, be generous while applying ghee or oil to fry them.
applying ghee on paneer paratha
turn over once or twice till the paneer paratha is cooked evenly and well browned. press the paneer paratha edges with the spatula to ensure they are cooked. if the paneer paratha has been made really well it will slightly puff up.
cooked paneer paratha
this way make all the paneer parathas and stack them in your roti box or in cuddle them up in a cotton kitchen napkin. you can also serve paneer paratha’s directly straight from the tava or frying pan.
serve the paneer parathas hot with some curd or mango pickle or even mint coriander chutney. some people also like to have paneer paratha with generous topping of butter or with a hot cup of tea.

paneer paratha with mango pickle
if you are looking for more paratha recipes then do check sugar parathakerala paratha,ajwain parathaonion paratha and palak paratha.

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