Paneer Paratha | Indian Cheese Stuffed Flatbread

Paratha are one of the common breakfast in any north Indian house or people following the North Indian Cuisine. Paratha’s are generally stuffed with any vegetable’s, cheese, masala’s etc. Being a North Indian I am no different. I do have a range of paratha’s in my house. Many I cook for breakfast and as a main meal. Today I am sharing one of my favourite paratha recipe, that is Paneer Paratha or the Indian Stuffed Cheese Flatbread.

Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.


Paneer

Paneer is nothing but fresh cheese made from milk. Milk is being curdled using lemon/Vinegar or any acidic ingredient. The whey is then discarded and only the solid portions are kept. The paneer can than just be use as is for different recipes. Rasgulla, Paneer Stuffed pancakes, Vegetable Paneer Kofta, Paneer Tikka, Nutty Spinach, Potato and Paneer Balls, Palak Paneer, Sana Thongba (Manipuri Paneer curry) are few of the paneer recipes on my blog.

Home made Paneer |Indian Cottage Cheese

Paneer can be eaten as is or by shallow frying them in some ghee and adding some salt and pepper to it. It is a source of instant energy and is loaded with proteins and calcium. The best paneer is made using whole milk. You can read more about Paneer in my post on Homemade Paneer. (Pic above)

Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.


Paneer Paratha

Making Paratha’s or stuffed paratha’s is equally easy. A little attention to details and you will be getting the softer and the yummiest paratha’s ever. The main part in any stuff paratha is the dough. The dough needs to be a bit soft. The stuffing needs to be spread all around and one needs to roll it uniformly all around. If you follow this tricks, and a few tips mentioned below, each and every paratha of your will puff up and they would be soft and have the melt in the mouth texture.

Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.

Paneer Paratha’s are best enjoyed with some pickle or chutney like Green Coriander Chutney or even simple yoghurt. They are a good lunch box idea as they serve as a complete meal and also a great travel food. Just keep in mind that in warmer climate, it is best to consume paneer paratha on the same day as Paneer is made from milk. They are also an excelled finger food for toddlers.

Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.


The Challenge

I am sharing this with our group “Foodies_RedoingOldPost” where we would be updating our old posts with content or pics every 2 weeks. I created this group as it is very important to update our old post. At times we are in rush to click or are 100 percent not happy with the post. It is also an opportunity for us to go and revisit the recipe to check if over a period of time if we have modified the recipe.

So for the Fifth week of #Foodies_RedoingOldPost_5 (9-Aug-2019) , I am updating my Paneer Paratha recipe with content and pics. My earlier update was Sonth (Saunth) using Jaggery | Tamarind Chutney , Sada Dosa and Green Coriander Chutney.


Ingredients

  • 100 gms of Paneer crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coriander chopped
  • Finely chopped green chillies (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee for shallow frying paratha’s
  • Whole Wheat dough  for 6-7 Paratha’s

Preparation

  • Crumble the paneer finely so that you do not have any big lumps.
  • In a large bowl, add in the paneer , Jeera, coriander , Green Chillies, Red Chilly and Salt.
  • Crush the paneer and mix the ingredients uniformly.
  • Be sure that you do not have any paneer lumps.
  • Take a lemon size ball of dough and roll it around 1 inch diameter.
  • Apply a little Ghee in the centre. (just dip your finger and apply it).  
  • Add around 1 tablespoon of paneer mixture in it.
  • Now seal the dough from all sides and for a ball.
  • Dip it into a the dry whole wheat flour and lightly pat it between your palms so that the paneer mixtures gets evened out.
  • Start rolling the paratha to the desired size (4-5 inch diameter). Do not turn in between just keep on rolling the paratha. If required apply dry whole wheat flour in between to roll the paratha’s.
  • Once rolled, put it on a hot greased tawa or a non-stick pan, on slow flame.
  • Flip it after 40-50 seconds.
  • Let it cook again on a slow flame for 1-2 mins or until brown spots start appearing all over.
  • Then apply a little Ghee and cook for a min. Turn apply Ghee and again cook.
  • Continue cooking on both sides until golden spots appear on both the sides and the paratha is evenly cooked.
  • This paratha’s freeze well and comes in handy in one of those days when you do not want to cook or unable to cook. Check out on how to store paratha’s in freezer.

Notes

  • Do make a slightly soft dough.
  • The dough should be well kneaded.
  • The first cooking on the first side should be hardly for a 40-50 secs.
  • Cooking on the second side should be for a min or two until the brown spots appear.
  • Do not turn frequently
  • Do not apply too much pressure.
  • For Paneer Paratha or any stuffed paratha, it is best to first stretch the stuffed dough ball lightly in between your palms, so that the mixture spreads out evenly.
Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.
Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.



Few More Paratha recipes on my blog


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Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.
Paneer Paratha | Indian Cheese Stuffed Flatbread
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Paneer Paratha is a popular breakfast food made using Paneer, aka Indian cheese. They are a healthy toddler food as well as good for lunch boxes.

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cheese, Indian Cheese, Kid’s Delight, Lunch Box, Paneer, Toddler Food
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre
Ingredients
  • 100 gms of Paneer crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coriander chopped
  • Finely chopped green chillies (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee for shallow frying paratha’s
  • Whole Wheat dough for 6-7 Paratha’s
Instructions
  1. Crumble the paneer finely so that you do not have any big lumps.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the paneer , Jeera, coriander , Green Chillies, Red Chilly and Salt.
  3. Crush the paneer and mix the ingredients uniformly.
  4. Be sure that you do not have any paneer lumps.
  5. Take a lemon size ball of dough and roll it around 1 inch diameter.
  6. Apply a little Ghee in the centre. (just dip your finger and apply it).
  7. Add around 1 tablespoon of paneer mixture in it.
  8. Now seal the dough from all sides and for a ball.
  9. Dip it into a the dry whole wheat flour and lightly pat it between your palms so that the paneer mixtures gets evened out.
  10. Start rolling the paratha to the desired size (4-5 inch diameter). Do not turn in between just keep on rolling the paratha. If required apply dry whole wheat flour in between to roll the paratha’s.
  11. Once rolled, put it on a hot greased tawa or a non-stick pan, on slow flame.
  12. Flip it after 40-50 seconds.
  13. Let it cook again on a slow flame for 1-2 mins or until brown spots start appearing all over.
  14. Then apply a little Ghee and cook for a min. Turn apply Ghee and again cook.
  15. Continue cooking on both sides until golden spots appear on both the sides and the paratha is evenly cooked.
  16. This paratha's freeze well and comes in handy in one of those days when you do not want to cook or unable to cook. Check out on how to store paratha's in freezer.

Recipe Notes
  • Do make a slightly soft dough.
  • The dough should be well kneaded.
  • The first cooking on the first side should be hardly for a 40-50 secs.
  • Cooking on the second side should be for a min or two until the brown spots appear.
  • Do not turn frequently.
  • Do not apply too much pressure.
  • For Paneer Paratha or any stuffed paratha, it is best to first stretch the stuffed dough ball lightly in between your palms, so that the mixture spreads out evenly.


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