I love parathas making them and eating them!I love to stuff them and roll them out (a few of my friends are dreading the stuffing part) but i keep assuring them its nothing.My kids loved this simple yet nutritious paratha.
If you're scared of stuffing parathas this has to be the fail proof paratha you need to try it with home made paneer.I'll make a simple post followed by this with a collage to show how to make paneer.Why because I didn't do anything this time because packets of milk went bad for me but once when I did try to make paneer i didn't get the desired results.I prepared the filling for this the same way I do for aloo parathas.I haven't posted those I love aloo parathas the previous time I clicked pictures I wasn't happy with the clicks so they didn't make it to the blog.
This is a collage of a step-by-step of the making of paneer paratha.
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Makes 5 parathas
Wheat flour 2 cups
Water to make the chapathi dough
Oil 1 tsp
Salt a generous pinch(optional for the dough alone)
For the filling
Paneer (made out of one litre milk)
Green chilli/Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ajwain/Carrom seeds 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped
Ghee/oil/butter to grease the pan and the paratha
Maida/all purpose flour to dust
- Prepare soft dough using the wheat flour just like we make for chapathis.Set aside.
- Crumble paneer with hands or grate them with a vegetable grater.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Divide the stuffing into 5 balls and make slightly larger balls with the dough.
- Take a ball of dough flatten it out with your hand such that the centre has a deep depression, place the paneer ball in the depression and cover the paneer ball with the dough by rotating it slowly in your hands.Pinch of any excess amount of dough.
- Dust this ball in all purpose flour/maida and spread them out into parathas almost 3-5 mm thick.
- Repeat for all the dough balls.
- Heat a iron tawa/pan, grease the pan with oil or butter or ghee, place the parathas one by one, drizzle oil/ghee on the sides and top of the parathas and cook on a medium heat the outer layer will puff up, do this on both sides.
- Repeat for all the parathas.
Serve hot with curd and pickle of your choice.This paratha makes a great lunch box item for the kids.