Paneer Paratha

Post No.84

Paneer  paratha a stuffed Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, cottage cheese, ghee and spices. Paneer parathas  are popular breakfast recipe in Punjabi homes.  It is a perfect recipe for lunch box.  The best way to have paneer  paratha is with curd, homemade white butter or with mango pickle, It can be prepared in any shape like square, round or triangle.

Ingredients

2 cups wheat flour

1 cup grated or crumbled paneer/cottage cheese

1 finely chopped onion

2tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

2 finely chopped green chillies

1 small piece of grated ginger

1tsp chilli powder

1tsp kasuri methi

½ tsp ajwain

Salt as needed

Butter/oil for frying

Method

Add wheat flour and salt to a large bowl and add water gradually and knead into a soft dough

In a bowl add paneer, chopped onion, green chillies and coriander leaves. Also add grated ginger, chilli powder, ajwain , kasuri methi and salt. Mix well and keep aside

Take a small amount of the dough, dust them with flour and roll out the dough to a small circle

Add the stuffing in the centre. Spread  them evenly leaving an inch gap at the edges

Fold the dough from three sides to form a triangle, seal the edges by pressing them gently.

Heat a tawa and place the rolled out paratha. Drizzle oil or ghee and cook well on both the sides

Serve hot paneer  paratha  with raita or pickle

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