Another delicious and nutritious paratha variety is the paneer paratha. Paneer is also known as Indian cottage cheese. My family wants different variety of breakfast everyday. This paratha stuffed with paneer was inspired by the cheese paratha which I had at a stall in Mittal Towers near my office in Bangalore. This cottage cheese paratha tastes best when had hot and fresh.
I usually make paneer at home. The steps for making paneer from scratch are explained in this post with step by step pictures. The steps for making paneer paratha is simple too. Just grate paneer and mix with some spice powders. Then make the dough, stuff the paneer stuffing and make delicious parathas. This recipe can be prepared easily for breakfast or lunch or dinner. If you are making it for breakfast, then keep the dough ready on previous night.
Serve this paneer paratha with curds or pickle or chutney. You can even pack it in lunchbox. This paneer paratha recipe is ideal for kid’s lunchbox too.
- 1 cup grated paneer / Indian cottage cheese
- 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon chat masala
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- To taste Salt
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoon oil
- 1 cup water or as required
Make the dough ready:
- First make the dough ready by mixing the whole wheat flour with water, oil and salt. Remember that while adding water, add little at a time and keep on mixing with your fingers till dough of semi-soft consistency is reached.
- Cover and keep the dough aside for 30 minutes. When the dough is resting, make the stuffing ready.
Make the stuffing ready:
- Take a mixing bowl and add grated paneer, finely chopped onion, red chili powder, chat masala and salt. Mix well.
Let us start making the parathas:
- Make small balls from the dough of equal size. The size should be a little bigger than the table tennis ball.
- Roll the dough ball into a little bit of dry wheat flour and roll it into small thick flat round shape.
- Place 2 tablespoon of the stuffing on it and close from all sides making a ball.
- Dust it in dry whole wheat flour and roll it into bigger round shapes, just like a chapati.
- If you see any air bubbles while rolling, simply pat it gently with your fingertips.
- Apply 1 teaspoon ghee on the frying pan and place the paratha on it.
- After 5 minutes, apply 1 teaspoon ghee on the upper side and turn. Fry for 5 minutes.
- The paratha is done. Serve it with curds or any dish.