Paneer Paratha: A Flavorful Delight of Spiced Cottage Cheese

Paneer Paratha: A Flavorful Delight of Spiced Cottage Cheese

Introduction

Paneer Paratha

Experience the irresistible flavors of Panner Paratha, a cherished Indian bread stuffed with a savory blend of spiced cottage cheese. Paneer Paratha is a beloved dish renowned for its exquisite taste and satisfying texture, making it a favorite among vegetarians and paneer enthusiasts. The combination of the soft, flaky bread and the creamy paneer filling, infused with aromatic spices and herbs, creates a delightful culinary experience that will leave you wanting more. In this blog post, we will guide you through a simple and straightforward recipe to prepare Paneer Parathas at home. From kneading the dough to crafting the perfect panner filling and mastering the art of rolling and cooking the parathas, we will unveil all the secrets to ensure your parathas turn out beautifully. Whether you're seeking a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch, or a delicious dinner option, Panner Paratha is sure to captive your taste buds and elevate your dining experience to new heights. Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey filled with aromatic spices and indulgent flavors as you savor the delights of homemade Panner Parathas.

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • Wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Water

For the panner filling:

  • Paneer, crumbled
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Green Chili, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Cumin seeds
  • Red chili powder
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Ghee or  oil

Measurements

For the dough:

  • Wheat flour - 2 whole cups 
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water as needed

For the panner filling:

  • Paneer, crumbled - 1 cup
  • Onion, finely chopped - 1
  • Green Chili, finely chopped - 1
  • Fresh coriander, chopped - 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee or  oil for cooking

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt. Gradually add water and knead to form a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the crumbled paneer, chopped onions, green chili, coriander, cumin seeds, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Ensure all the spices are evenly distributed in the mixture.
  • Dive the dough into small equal-sized balls. Take one ball and roll it out into a small disc on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place a spoonful of the paneer filling in the center of the disc. Gather the edges of the disc towards the center to cover the filling and form a stuffed ball.
  • Flatten the stuffed ball and roll it out gently into a circular paratha, about 6-7 inches in diameter. Dust with flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Heat a tawa (flat griddle) or a non-stick pan over medium heat. Place the rolled paratha on the heated surface.
  • Cook for about 1-2 minutes until you see small bubbles forming on the surface. Flip the paratha and spread a teaspoon of ghee or oil on the cooked side.
  • Cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown spots appear. Press the edges gently with a spatula to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove the cooked paratha from the pan and place it on a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls and paneer filling.
  • Serve the hot Panner Parathas with a side dish like yogurt, pickle, or any chutney of your choice.

The process of making Paneer Paratha is similar to the process of making Aloo Paratha.

Enjoy the delicious Paneer Parathas!

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