Indian breakfasts are at a whole nother level and cuisine type. Paneer stuffed paranthas are a favourite in many households, especially when it comes to kids. You can pair up the paratha with some curd and a pickle of your choice while throwing in a layer of butter for a mouth-watering taste!
Finding the perfect recipe can be a task, but here is one recipe we swear by!
Easy Tips And Tricks To Make Paneer Parantha At Home
How To Knead The Perfect Dough?
- Preparing a parantha dough is very different from a regular chapati dough.
- For preparing paneer stuffed parantha dough, take some wheat flour, a pinch of salt, a small amount of oil, and start to knead.
- Keep adding small amounts of water at regular intervals.
- If the dough becomes sticky, add some wheat flour and ghee to the mixture.
- Once it seems prepared, keep it covered with a damp cloth for around 15- 20 minutes before making your parathas.
- How To Prepare The Paneer Filling?
- Heat some oil in a saucepan and saute grated ginger.
- Then, add cottage cheese or paneer and saute for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix. Let it cook for a few minutes.
- Later, add some dry spices like coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, amchur powder and mix well.
- Cook until the mixture becomes dry and well stirred. This will ensure that the paratha stuffing is prepared.
Our Go-To Tips To Prepare Paneer Stuffed Parantha
Instead of preparing the dough and stuffing separately, you can mix the dough and the paneer filling together.
Add all the spices to the dough and make small ball-like shapes for it.
Cook it like usual. This will help in preparing delicious paranthas in no time.
If your stuffing keeps falling out, this trick will help you. Roll out 2 equal-sized rotis. Layer it with the stuffing and seal both the rotis together. Place it on tawa and cook from both sides till it turns crispy.
Mistakes To Avoid When Making Paneer Paratha!
- Use fresh cottage cheese or paneer for making parathas at home. Otherwise, the parathas won't give the best taste.
- Don't stuff the paratha with excess filling otherwise, it will come out when you try to cook the parathas.
- Roll the paneer paratha gently so that the filling reaches everywhere instead of just the center of the paratha.
Additional Spices To Enhance The Flavour
Other than the normal spices, you can mix these masalas to the filling for an enhanced flavour to the paratha.
- Sesame Seeds
- Curry Leaves Powder/Paste
How To Make Perfect Paneer Stuffed Paratha?
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp ginger / adrak (grated)
- 2 cup paneer/ cottage cheese(grated)
- ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
- ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
- ½ tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
- ½ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
- ½ tsp garam masala powder
- ½ tsp aamchur powder / dry mango powder
- salt as per taste
- 2 tsp coriander (finely chopped)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour / atta
- water as required for kneading
- ¼ cup wheat flour for dusting
- Heat oil in a pan and saute ginger.
- Then, add grated cottage cheese or paneer and saute for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle some salt and mix. Let it cook for a few minutes.
- Now, add dry spices- coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, amchur powder and mix well.
- Cook till the mixture becomes dry. This will ensure that the paneer stuffing is prepared.
Serve it steaming hot with curd, chutney, pickle, and butter while having a family dinner this coming week, and enjoy! Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such recipe tips!
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