Monday, June 30, 2014

Paneer Paratha

Paneer Stuffed Paratha



    Paneer is the most loved ingredient in north indian household. In north indian families usually homemade paneer is preferred which is made by curdling the milk and extracting the whey and using the rest. Its a very versatile ingredient and can be used in different recipes.
       Paneer stuffed parathas are one of the favourite stuffed parathas other than aloo paratha.
where in paneer is grated ,mixed with spices,stuffed and roasted...




 Preparation Time :15  Minutes
Cooking Time  : 30 Minutes
Difficulty level  : Moderate


Ingredients

For dough
 Wheat flour  11/2 Cups + more for dusting
 Water  3/4 Cup (could use more)
 Salt   To Taste
 Oil/Ghee 2 Tsp

For Filling
 Paneer Finely grated 11/2 Cup
 Green chilies Finely chopped  2-3
 Cilantro/coriander Finely chopped  2 Tbs
 Red chili powder   1/2 Tsp
 Ajwain  1/2 Tsp
 Roasted Cumin(jeera) powder 1 Tsp
 Dry mango powder (Amchur)  1 Tsp
 Garam masala     1/2 Tsp
 Salt To taste

Directions

      For dough

  • Mix the oil /ghee and salt to the flour , add enough water to make a dough. Knead the dough till it gets smooth.Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
      For filling

  • In a bowl add all the above stuffing ingredients to the grated paneer ,mix well .

Preparing the parathas



Divide dough in lemon size balls, take a dough in your hand and make a cup shape hollow enough for stuffing ,keeping in mind to keep the edges thinner than the middle part .
If you are unable to do first step,then roll  out the balls into medium thick circles about 3 inches in diameter.

Place a handful of filling at center,bring all the edges together making sure not to leave ant openings.Flatten the stuffed dough 

Sprinkle a  little flour on top and very gently roll to a 6-7 inch chapati.

Heat a heavy griddle or tawa and cook the paratha on both sides.

Use ghee or oil to roast the parathas... shallow fry till golden brown and crisp if health permits .

Serve hot with a dollop of butter on top with mango pickle,plain yogurt or  raita. .

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