Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Paneer Paratha - Step by Step Recipe

Stuffed parathas always excite me,mainly because of the variety of choices one can make while doing one and more important-you don’t need to make a side-dish to go with it-just a bowl of cool raita will do!!I remember making my first-ever stuffed paratha few months back.I had seen a yummy moong dal stuffed paratha in Srivalli’s blog and made it immediately for dinner that day.I had friends coming over for dinner,so I divided the dough into two,just in case if I messed it up!I knew I had a keeper recipe when they demanded that they want stuffed dal parathas and not plain rotis.I wonder how I forgot to blog about it…;-)

I had some home-made paneer in the fridge after 2 packets of milk curdled,due to regular power failures.Since my paneer never becomes firm,I always have to use them in recipes where it is required to be crumbled.I had recently made scrambled paneer on toast for breakfast(again forgot to blog about that!),so the next choice was parathas.I just followed my own instincts for a very simple stuffing.It came out great and am glad am turning hubby into a paneer eater,if not a paneer lover!!

Recipe Marathon – Day 25
Paneer stuffed Parathas

Ingredients

Paneer – 100 gms,crumbled
Onion – 1,finely chopped
Green chillies – 2,finely chopped
Ginger – 1’ piece,fiely chopped
Haldi/turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Red chilly powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cumin/jeera – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves – 3-4 tbsp,chopped
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp

Chapathi dough as required

Method

In a kadai,add oil and splutter jeera.
Add the onion,green chilly and ginger-saute till the onions become light brown.
Add the powders-haldi,chilly powder and garam masala,salt to taste and mix well.
Add the crumbled paneer and mix till the stuffing becomes dry.(this is very important,if there is moisture in the stuffing,it will be difficult to make the parathas) Add the coriander leaves and make small balls of the stuffing,keep aside.
To make the stuffed parathas
Make small balls of the chapathi dough as you would for a regular chapathi,flatten a little.Place the stuffed balls. Close the sides carefully and loosely shape into a round disc. Flatten the balls into chapathis without giving much pressure using enough flour to dust. In a chapathi tawa,cook them until both sides become evenly brown.(add some oil/ghee if you like).
Serve hot!!
I served it with some leftover Paneer Matar and Pomegranate Raita!!

A peep into my fellow marathoners Kitchen!!

1) DK
2) Siri
3)
Srivalli
4)
Ranji
5)
PJ
6)
Curry Leaf
7)
Medha
8)
Priya
9)
Bhawna
10)
Raaji
11)
Ruchii
12)
Anu
13)
Kamala
14)
Roopa
15)
Rekha
16)
Divya M
17)
Lakshmi
18)
Raaga
19)
Lakshmi Venkatesh
20)
Sripriya
21)
Viji
22)
Kamalika
23)
Pavani
24)
Karuna
25)
Roochi

8 comments :

  1. Wow i want the whole lot.Loos delcious.
    Never made paneer parathas.

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  2. Lovely.I am bad at rolling and shaping.I love to try the paratha though

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  3. wow.. looks yummy & delicious... looks perfect & awesome...

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  4. Divu, matar paneer n paneer parathas r great! Hw beautifully u hv taken pics..n hv to tell u one more thing..my whanni is frm ur side, n all her tastes n likes sooo much like you that I hv asked her to visit u n Ranji in bet the power cuts to savour what she likes the best!! :D She was so thrilled n follows the blogs whenever she can! Now she might b flat at ur series of paneer dishes just as I am!!
    Hey wd surely recommend chef sanjay thummas at vahrehvah's paneer butter masala..easy version..its an absolute hit at my place, my moms n wt my inlaws too! Cooked by me...:D :PRIDE:
    try it out once..u will love it..:D (sorry if u found this muft ki salah.heee)

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  5. Send me the plate divya..parathas makes me hunger, am ready to have anything with paneer..prefectly shaped parathas...looks delicious..

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  6. I too like stuffed Parathas:) mmm, I am now getting to know your passion for Paneer:)

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  7. wow divya...thats an all time favorite paratha!..and hey good you liked that dal paratha too...

    your matar paneer looks divine!

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  8. Ok I dont mind that plate , paneer parantha with Mattar Paneer all my fav. Looks yumm

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Divya.

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