Paneer Paratha...Indian Bread stuffed with Cottage Cheese
Winter has set its big foot on this side of the world. I dislike winters. Why?? The multiple layers of clothing, the ice cold water, the nip in the air...the list is endless. The one and only thing I would love to do is to either sit outside and bask in the sun or cozy up inside a blanket. Sometimes
- 200 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
- 1 Onion small Finely chopped
- 1 Green chilli Finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons Coriander leaves Finely chopped
- to taste Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Amchoor powder
For the dough
- 2 - 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour (Atta)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- as required Water
Grate the paneer and mix with salt, amchoor powder, chopped onions, chilli and coriander leaves. Keep aside.
In a bowl take the wheat flour and mix salt. Add enough water and mix till you get a soft dough. Keep covered for 15 minutes.
Make lemon sized balls and flatten them in your hand. Put in a spoonful of the paneer mixture in the centre and gather the edges and seal them. Roll them out with a rolling pin to form a 1/4" thick paratha.
Heat a griddle/ Tawa and when hot, put the paratha. Cook on both sides till light brown spots appear. You can apply butter/ ghee on either side.
Serve hot with curd and pickle.
Parathas always taste the best when served right out of the griddle. You can prepare the filling and dough in advance and keep in containers with lid. Prepare them just when you are about to serve them.