Paneer paratha is a flat bread stuffed with crumbled cottage cheese and spices usually served with breakfast with plain yogurt and pickle.It belongs to Indian cuisine.It is made in a dhaba style brunch and grated cheese is used in the preparation of this paratha to make it special.
Ingredients For The Dough Of Paneer Paratha
1 teaspoon ghee or oil
2 cups of wheat flour
1 cup+ 4 tablespoon extra water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ingredients For Stuffing Of Paneer Paratha
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 cup (grated or crumbled) paneer
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
3 small (finely minced) green chili
1/4 cup Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon salt
For Making The Dough- Combine salt, ghee or oil, and wheat flour and mix well.Slowly add water little by little to make a soft pilable dough.The dough should be non sticky, firm and soft.Cover the dough and keep it aside.Cover it with a cloth or plate and rest it for atleast 30 minutes.
For Making The Stuffing
Combine red chili powder, grated paneer,garam masala powder,cumin powder,chopped green chili,salt and coriander leaves.Mix them well to combine.
For Making The Paratha
Knead the resting dough and combine it into 8 equal portions.Divide the crumbled paneer mixture into 8 equal portions and make their small balls by rolling them and keep them aside.Rool out each dough like small pooris and place one paneer ball in the center, gather the dough around it as shown in the pic below-seal flatten the dough with your hands and press.Dust some flour and roll it out gently with the stuffing.Turn on the flame under the tawa and heat it then place the paratha and cook it for few seconds.Then flip the paratha and drizzle the ghee or oil and cook the paratha till both sides of the paratha get brown colour.Apply this procedure on the rest of the paratha dough.Serve hot with tawa chicken,plain yogurt or pickle.
The Above Measures makes 8 parathas.
If you are using freshly made paneer to make this paratha the drain all the water from the paneer and then use it.If you are using the frozen paneer than put the paneer on a frozen towel to drain the excess water.
To make the parathas make sure that the dough is firm and soft.
Make the parathas thick by rolling because thin parathas will not hold the stuffing and also thin parathas will become very stiff and will turn hard after sometimes.
Cook the parathas on a medium high flame.
You can use maida/flour for dusting and rolling the paratha because it does not makes tha parathas dark brown.If you are using the wheat flour for dusting than wipe with a cloth after making each paratha.
for every cup of wheat flour its about 1/2 cup of water with 1 teaspoon oil.So for 2 cups wheat flour it takes 1 cup of water with some extra tablespoons of water.As it is a stuffed paratha you can use 2 teaspoons oil or ghee if you want to.