Paneer Parathas

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Paneer Parathas

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 15 parathas of the above size

Paneer is very popular among the younger generation and also among the North Indian community.  Now-a days, here in South India too, paneer dishes are available in many restaurants – quite unlike the days of my youth. We can make it freshly at home or buy it conveniently from a dairy store. We use paneer in a plethora of dishes – sometimes in side-dishes like the matar-paneer masala, alu matar paneer, paneer kofta, or in biryani, or to make a sandwich or bhurji, to name a few.  I haven’t uploaded too many recipes using paneer, palak paneer being the first of others to come.  Today I would like to put up paneer paratha which tastes great with either lemon pickle or even with tomato ketchup.  Here it is:

What you need to have:

Ingredients of  stuffing:

1. Grated Paneer – 2 Cups (Amul paneer cubes)

2. Boiled Potato – 1 (medium)

3. Grated Green chilly – 1 Tablespoon

4. Chopped corinder leaves – 1/2 Cup

5. Red chilly powder A pinch

6. Turmeric powder – A pinch

7. Roasted cumin powder – 1 Tablespoon

8. Garam Masala powder – 1/2  Teaspoon

9. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon (optional but I have added)

10. Salt – To taste

Ingredients of Paneer paratha stuffing

Ingredients of the outer dough:

1. Wheat atta – 2 cups

2.  Cooking oil (raw) – 2 Tablespoons

3. Salt – As per taste

4. Kasoori methi powder – 1 Tablespoon

Ingredients of the paratha dough

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash the paneer cubes in normal water once it is out of the freezer. Grate it and keep it aside.  Wash and chop green chilly and coriander leaves as well.

2. Cook potato in the cooker as usual till smooth and on cooling grate it and keep it aside.

3. Place a spatula with cumin seeds / jeera on low flame. Roast it till done. On cooling powder it in the dry grinder.

Cumin seeds being dry roasted

4. Transfer grated paneer, potato, green chilly, chopped coriander leaves, turmeric powder, chilly powder, cumin powder, salt, lemon juice etc into a broad mixing bowl.

Stuffing ingredients in a bowl

5. Mix the ingredients with your hands so that you get the proper consistency for stuffing.

Paratha stuffing mix

6. Transfer atta, salt and kasoori methi powder to a sieve. Sieve the mix twice so that they blend evenly.  Add cooking oil to it and slowly add the required quantity of water to make a soft, pliable dough. Pinch out the required quantity of the dough to make round balls and roll it into 4″ diameter. Place around 2 -3 Teaspoons of stuffing from step-5 in each ball and close the edges of the dough neatly.

The dough, pinched out ball, rolled roti and the filling being placed in it

7. Roll the paratha on a plastic sheet dusting it in atta to medium thickness and around 5-6″ diameter.

Rolled Paneer Paratha

8. Place a roti skillet on medium flame and splash a little Amul margarine/butter on it. Place the paratha and fry till butter on top melts and is done at the bottom of it.

Paratha being roasted

9. Flip the same till brown spots appear.

Paratha being roasted on the reverse

10. Repeat the process for the remaining .  Enjoy with either Tomato ketchup or Lemon pickle.  Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!

Ready to serve Paneer paratha with Tomato ketchup

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 15 parathas of the above size


8 thoughts on “Paneer Parathas

    Raji said:
    October 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    The parathas look absolutely delectable. These doesn’t even need any subzi to go along..its complete in itself..even the addition of kasoori methi in the dough sounds yum.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Hi Raji,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. This paratha needs no side dish unlike other stuffed parathas only then one can enjoy the flavour of paneer i feel!!!!!!

    Divya said:
    October 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    This one is my hot favorite .. I am a big fan of parathas given that there is no need to prepare a side sidh/gravy separately. Curd and pickle would suffice .. pictures are wonderful, Aunty and it is amazing to see the amount of effort you have put in publishing the post. Thanks a lot and wonderful post 🙂 Mouth watering truly !!

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Hi Divya,

      Thanx a lot for ur encouraging comments .

    Spandana said:
    October 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Perfect looking parathas 🙂 I always have lil trouble in getting such a perfect round shape!

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Hi Spandana,

      As you say i was also making shapeless parathas in the begining my husband was making fun of the shape too.

    roopa said:
    January 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    very delicious receipe, tried it at home and my children liked it. thank you all ur posts look very yummy,

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Roopa,

      Thanx a lot for feed back and do pass on the link among your friends community please.

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