Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Paneer Paratha


2 cups wheat flour
200 gm grated paneer / cottage cheese
1 medium size onion finely chopped
2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 cup coriander finely chopped.
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
Desi ghee / clarified butter as required
few drops of lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon of amchur powder


Add salt, 2 tablespoon ghee to the wheat flour mix it up little bit, gradually add 1 cup of water and knead a soft dough. Cover it with a lid or damp cloth and set aside for 15-20 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan , add onion, salt, turmeric powder, coriander & saute well for 2 minutes.

For stuffing, combine grated paneer with chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder, lemon juice, salt. Add sauted onion , coriander mix to it. Make it in to small balls.

Using rolling pin, roll out the dough into small circle. Then place the paneer ball in the centre. Lift the sides of the rolled dough all around the stuffing, covering it completely.
Roll the resultant dough into small balls, and press it evenly to make a parathas of desired size and shape. Use fork to break if any air bubble.

Heat a tava / griddle with few drops of ghee, Cook the paratha for 2 minutes. Turn the paratha, drizzle some ghee on it and repeat the process until few golden spots appear on both sides.

Paneer parathas goes well with curd, pickle, tomato chutney.

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