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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

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.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cheese, Indian Cheese, Kid's Delight, Lunch Box, Paneer, Toddler Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Griddle/Pan

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‚Äôs
  • Whole Wheat dough for 6-7 Paratha's

Instructions

  • 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.
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