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A delicious and healthy way to start your day with Paneer Paratha

Paneer paratha is a famous North Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour dough and stuffed with delicious, spiced grated paneer (Indian cottage cheese).

A delicious and healthy way to start your day with Paneer Paratha
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Paneer paratha is a famous North Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour dough and stuffed with delicious, spiced grated paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Paneer paratha is a popular stuffed paratha from Punjab that is typically served for breakfast. You also don't need to cook the paneer prior to make these parathas. Simply add the herbs and spices to crumbled paneer. Then fill this paneer stuffing in the rolled dough and roast the paratha. With some curd or handmade white butter, paneer paratha is at its best. You can also serve them with a pickle, such as mango or lemon.

INGREDIENTS

For paneer stuffing:

• 2 cups crumbled paneer / cottage cheese (homemade paneer)

• ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder

• ¼ tsp garam masala

• salt to taste

• 1 inch ginger (grated)

• fistful coriander leaves (finely chopped)

• ½ tsp aamchur powder / dry mango powder

For chapathi / paratha dough:

• 1 cup whole wheat flour / atta

• salt to taste

• 1 tsp oil or ghee

• water as required for kneading

• ¼ cup wheat flour for dusting

For roasting parata:

• ghee or oil as required


Directions

Paneer stuffing:

1. To begin, place crumbled paneer in a small mixing bowl.

2. Add the chilli powder, garam masala, aamchur powder, ginger and coriander leaves and salt to taste.

3. give a good mix and keep aside,

Chapathi / paratha dough:

1. To begin, mix wheat flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. add water and knead the dough for 5 minutes, till it becomes smooth and pleable.

3. additionally, brush the dough with a teaspoon of oil and set aside for at least 20 minutes.

Paneer paratha assembly and rolling recipe:

1. pinch a medium-sized ball of dough and roll it out to a diameter of about 5 inches.

2. In the centre, lay the prepared stuffing.

3. Begin pleating at the perimeter and bring it to the middle.

4. and press the pleats from center.

5. Finally, sprinkle some flour on top and roll it to the size of a chapati.

Roasting paneer paratha:

1. Place the rolled paratha on a hot tava and cook both sides until you see a golden to light brown spots on both the sides.

2. also add oil / ghee and press slightly.

3. finally, serve hot paneer parathas with sauce, raita or pickle.

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