Friday, September 21, 2012

Paneer paratta

I get fresh paneer from a vendor near my home. It's so fresh and has a crumbly texture to it, quite similar to home-made paneer and very unlike the perfect squares of packaged processed paneer that you get on store shelves. I was sure to put it to good use.  Hubby dear said paneer paratta .
So, paneer paratta it was.

This paratta tastes great by itself. It does not need any heavy gravies to accompany it. The best side-dish would be a light raita or pickles. An easy high protein meal, but paneer has high fat content too :(

 Ingredients for paratta dough: (makes 10)
  • Whole wheat flour - 3 cups
  • Olive oil - 2 tspns
  • Salt - 1tspn
  • Water - as needed
For filling :
  • Grated or crumbled paneer - 200 gms
  • Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies - 3-4 (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped) -  5 tbspns
  • Garam masala - 1 tspn
  • Salt - to taste
Directions for making dough: 
  • Mix salt and flour.
  • To the flour, add oil and enough water . Knead to a soft, pliable dough.(Knead for about 5-8 mins)
  • Make a ball of the dough, cover and keep aside for 15-20 mins.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal sized balls.
For the filling: 
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.

Directions for making the stuffed parattas:

  • Flatten and roll out each ball of dough to about 2 inch diameter.
  • Place a tbsp of the filling in the centre. 
  • Cover the filling by gathering the edges and making it into a pouch. 
  • Press and roll out ,using little flour, into a small round parathas. (these 4 steps are portrayed in my collage)
  • Cook the parattas on a hot tava, using little olive oil. Cook on both sides, till brown spots appear.
  • Serve hot.


  1. Lovely and perfect looking parathas, surely your handi-work is neat

    Cook like Priya

  2. Wow the paneer paratha's are absolutely gorgeous .... One of my fav. My aunt makes it very well and this recipe is a keeper. Lovely Clicks too Smitha :) Ur hubby must have loved it :)

  3. gorgeous clicks and I love these yummy parathas

  4. love the can almost smell the parathas

  5. That looks delicious! The paneer that I can find here has no flavor--it literally tastes like tofu to me. And it sure is not crumbly! I wonder what would substitute the best for it?.... Is it very salty in India? Like feta or queso fresco? Or is pungent, like a blue cheese? Or mild like a ricotta? Are you familiar with any of those?

    1. Hey Laura,
      Paneer is a very tasteless, bland cheese.Paneer is Indian cottage cheese made from curdling milk with lime. It does not have the aging process. So there is no pungency or fungus etc. Like other forms of cheese.

  6. wow..yummy healthy parathas..Lovely clicks,Smitha:)
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  7. They are absolutely gorgeous paratha I've ever seen! So perfectly done...yummy!!!!

  8. They are healthy & delicious parathas.. Yum.

  9. yummy!!! delicious paratha..


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