Being north -Indian if I say that Paneer paratha is something new, it will be utter lie. Paneer paratha is one of the many popular paratha varieties from punjab region of India. It is served in most restaurants as well as punjabi dhabas (road side eateries). In most of punjabi (and north Indian) households paratha is often part of one or other meal.
Paneer Paratha Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Paratha is an amalgamation of the words “parat” (meaning layer) and “atta” (meaning flour) which literally means layers of cooked dough.
Don’t really know when was paratha discovered, or who made first paratha, but has been staple food of Indian Sub-continent for centuries.
Paneer paratha is that simple variant of paratha, where the stuffing is made from Paneer (Cottage cheese). You can make paneer at home by following another recipe, which I shared sometime back.
Once you try a paratha, likely you will like to explore other variants of this, and there are so many types of parathas that you can make. I have shared recipes of a few of parathas in past such as Broccoli paratha, Palak / Spinach paneer paratha, Methi / Fenugreek paratha, Mooli / Radish paratha, or this Layered Laccha paratha.
Easy Paneer Paratha Recipe
Let’s get to the detailed step by step recipe of Paneer paratha.
Paneer paratha | Cottage cheese flatbread
- 2 Cup Paneer Crumbled or grated
- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Green chillies Chopped (As per taste)
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped
- Salt As Per Taste
- 1.5 Cup Wheat flour (Aata)
- Oil For Shallow Frying
- Take wheat flour in a mixing bowl and add little salt to it. With the help of luke warm water, knead it into a soft and smooth dough and keep aside.
- In another mixing bowl, add grated paneer with all the spices, chopped chillies and coriander leaves. Mix it well. Our stuffing is ready.
- Now divide the dough into 6 equal parts and make round balls of it.
- Sprinkle some dry flour on the surface where you will roll the paratha. Take one ball and roll it into 2.5-3 inch diameter circle. Place 2 tablespoon of stuffing in centre and gather all the sides of circle together and make a round ball again. Roll this into a 6-7 inch diameter circle.
- Now heat a tava / pan on medium heat and place the paratha on it. Flip it after 3-4 minutes and apply oil on this side. Flip it again and apply oil on this side too.
- Roast it till it is nice golden in colour by flipping sides few times. Keep the paratha aside.
- Make rest of the parathas with same process by repeating steps 4-7 and enjoy these parathas hot.
- Your Dough should be soft otherwise stuffing will come out while rolling.
- Kindly do take care on the temperature you make these, keep it medium flame.
- Try these parathas with fresh paneer, and these parathas will taste divine.