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How to Make Paneer Paratha

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Paneer paratha served with homemade tomato salsa

Paneer paratha served with homemade tomato salsa

Delicious Indian Flatbread

Paneer paratha is a flavorful Indian stuffed flatbread consisting of a crispy whole wheat crust with a mildly spicy paneer stuffing. It makes a delightful, filling, and protein-rich breakfast or lunch.

Homemade parathas are tastier and healthier than those made in restaurants because restaurants typically use more oil than you really need. Homemade parathas, then, can be enjoyed guilt-free.

It's easy to make these parathas at home. I made eight parathas in just 35 minutes and served them with homemade tomato salsa. You can also serve them with tomato sauce or any other tangy dip.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

16 min

36 min

8 parathas

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Water as needed to make the dough

For the filling:

  • 1 1/4 cup paneer, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil, for cooking each paratha

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Make the Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, add wheat flour. Then add oil and salt. Mix well.
  2. Prepare a firm and pliable dough by adding water as needed and gently kneading. Cover the dough and set aside.

Make the Stuffing:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the crumbled paneer. Add the chopped onions, coriander leaves, pepper powder, and salt.
  2. Gently mix. Ensure that there are no big pieces of paneer in the mixture. Set aside.

Assemble and Cook:

  1. Pinch out 8 equal portions of dough (each portion should be approximately the size of a lemon).
  2. Take each portion of dough and press it down into a patty.
  3. While dusting it with wheat flour, roll each patty get a disc of 6-8 inches diameter.
  4. Now divide the stuffing into 8 equal parts.
  5. On each disc, uniformly spread a portion of the stuffing (refer to photo below).
  6. Fold the upper half of the disc along with the stuffing. Also, fold the bottom. Join both the folded portions (refer to photo).
  7. You should now have a triangle-shaped stuffed paratha.
  8. Make the rest of the parathas in the same way. Keep them on a plate.
  9. Heat a pan and grease it with some oil. Place a raw paratha on it. Keep the heat at medium-high.
  10. Cook it until the bottom side gets golden brown spots. Flip it and add a few drops of oil on the top. Let the other side of the paratha also get golden brown spots.
  11. The cooking process may take about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer each cooked paratha from the pan to a serving plate.
  12. Cook all the parathas in the same way.
  13. Serve hot paneer paratha with tomato salsa, tomato sauce, or any tangy sauce. Enjoy!

Photo Guide

Step one: Make a firm and pliable dough as per instructions.

Step one: Make a firm and pliable dough as per instructions.

Cover it with a damp cloth or lid. Set aside.

Cover it with a damp cloth or lid. Set aside.

Step two: In a mixing bowl, add crumbled paneer, chopped onions, coriander leaves, carom seeds, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well. This is the stuffing for the parathas.

Step two: In a mixing bowl, add crumbled paneer, chopped onions, coriander leaves, carom seeds, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well. This is the stuffing for the parathas.

The paneer stuffing

The paneer stuffing

Step three: Pinch out a lemon-sized dough portion. Roll it to make a disc of 6-8 inches diameter. Spread about a tablespoon of the paneer stuffing on it.

Step three: Pinch out a lemon-sized dough portion. Roll it to make a disc of 6-8 inches diameter. Spread about a tablespoon of the paneer stuffing on it.

Fold the upper half portion along with the stuffing.

Fold the upper half portion along with the stuffing.

Fold the lower half portion to join the upper portion. Now, you get a triangle-shaped stuffed paratha.

Fold the lower half portion to join the upper portion. Now, you get a triangle-shaped stuffed paratha.

Step four: Heat a pan and grease it with some oil. Place the raw paratha on it. Keep the heat at medium-high.

Step four: Heat a pan and grease it with some oil. Place the raw paratha on it. Keep the heat at medium-high.

Cook the paratha until the bottom side gets golden brown spots. Flip it. Add a few drops of oil on the top side. Cook the other side too until it gets golden brown spots.

Cook the paratha until the bottom side gets golden brown spots. Flip it. Add a few drops of oil on the top side. Cook the other side too until it gets golden brown spots.

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Cooking each paratha takes about 1 1/2 minutes.

Cooking each paratha takes about 1 1/2 minutes.

Transfer the cooked paratha from the pan and place on a serving plate. Similarly, make all the parathas. You can make 8 parathas in this recipe.

Transfer the cooked paratha from the pan and place on a serving plate. Similarly, make all the parathas. You can make 8 parathas in this recipe.

Serve hot paneer parathas with tomato salsa, tomato sauce, or any tangy sauce. Enjoy the taste!

Serve hot paneer parathas with tomato salsa, tomato sauce, or any tangy sauce. Enjoy the taste!

Paneer paratha served with tomato salsa.

Paneer paratha served with tomato salsa.