Paneer Paratha Recipe Punjabi style paratha stuffed with crumbled, spiced cottage cheese. This is the most delicious paratha recipe among all.
for whole wheat dough
2 to 2.25 cups whole wheat flour/atta
½ cup water or add as required
1 tsp ghee or oil
½ tsp salt or add as required
for paneer stuffing:
200 gms paneer/cottage cheese
1 or 2 green chilies/hari mirch, finely chopped
½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
½ to ¾ tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder, add as per your taste
½ tsp salt or add as required
ghee or oil as required for roasting parathas
1.take 2 to 2.25 cups whole wheat flour, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp ghee or oil in a mixing bowl.
2.pour about ½ cup water first.
3.mix and begin to knead. add more water if required and knead to a smooth soft dough. overall i added ? cup water.
4.cover and allow the dough to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
5.meanwhile while the dough is resting, prepare the stuffing. grate 200 grams of paneer.
6.add 1 or 2 finely chopped green chilies, ½ tsp dry mango powder, ½ tsp punjabi garam masala or garam masala powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and ½ tsp salt. you can add more of the salt, red chili powder or dry mango powder if you prefer.
7.mix everything well so that the spice powders are uniformly mixed with the grated paneer.
8.pinch two small balls from the dough and roll them in your palms to make them even.
9.dust some flour on the dough balls.
10.with a rolling pin, roll the dough balls to a circle of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
11.place the paneer stuffing on one of the rolled rounds keeping one inch space around the circumference.
12.cover with the other rolled dough and press the edges well.
13.sprinkle some flour and roll the stuffed paratha to a circle of about 6 to 7 inches in diameter.
14.heat a tava and then place the rolled paratha on it. the tava should be hot. to check the heat, sprinkle a generous pinch of whole wheat flour on the tawa. if the whole wheat flour becomes brown in some seconds, the tawa is hot enough to roast the parathas.
15.flip when one side is partly cooked. about ¼ cooked.
16.apply ghee on this side with a spoon.
17.turn over and flip.
18.let the ghee side get cooked now.
19.spread some ghee on the top.
21.press the edges with a spatula so that the edges are cooked.
22.flip once or twice till the paratha has golden spots and is evenly cooked.
23.place them in a roti basket or casserole.
24.place some butter on top.
25.spread the butter on the paratha.
26.wipe the excess whole wheat flour if any, with a cotton kitchen napkin. so that the browned whole wheat flour does not stick to the parathas. make all parathas this way on the tawa/griddle.
27.keep on stacking them in the roti basket or casserole. spread some butter on each paratha while stacking them.
28.if not stacking them, then serve paneer parathas hot with some fresh yogurt and butter.
if the garam masala powder is a homemade one than add only ¼ tsp. for readymade garam masala add ½ tsp. homemade ones are far more aromatic and strong than the store brought ones.