Saturday, January 28

Paneer Paratha

Paneer paratha is made with the cottage cheese or the Indian cheese; I usually prepare paneer at home. I prefer to prepare crumbled paneer dishes such as koftas, bhurjis, paneer parathas with home made paneer. I had my first and best Paneer paratha in the Punjabi household where I stayed as a paying guest. Punjab is where the recipe originated and I was gifted to learn it from the authentic source itself.

Ingredients:

1. Paneer grated - 1 cup
2. Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
3. Green chilies - 2 finely chopped
4. Chaat masala - 1 tsp
5. Coriander - 2 tbsp finely chopped
6. Wheat flour - 2 cups
7. Salt as required.
8. Oil - 1 tbsp
9. Carom seeds - 1/4 tsp
10. Butter as required for preparing parathas

Method:

Step 1: Knead wheat flour, carom seeds, oil, salt and make a soft dough, slightly  more moist than phulka dough. 
Step 2: Mix the grated paneer, onion, green chilies, chaat masala, coriander and salt in a bowl.
Step 3: Take a 50 gm portion of dough, roll into ball and flatten with a rolling pin as a palm sized circle with edges thin and center thick.
Step 4: Grease the center with some oil and keep a big spoon of paneer mix in and cover it with the edges like a stuffed dumpling. 



Step 5: Now by dusting some dry flour on to it roll it into a paratha, make it flatter until it doesn't get torn.
Step 6: Grease butter on a heated tawa and prepare the parathas on both sides.




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