Parathas are an all time favorite in my house and especially when the filling is with paneer, then my daughter is even more happy. Though rolling out parathas might take a little more time than regular rotis, we need not make a separate curry to go with it, so the time is compensated and the parathas can be served just with some plain yogurt and pickle. I have already posted many Parathas and even one with paneer and spinach combo ( Spinach Paneer Paratha ), but for today's dish, the filling is only grated paneer/Indian cottage cheese flavored with some spices and chopped coriander. The parathas came out very well and we had it with some tomato pickle ( recipe coming next )..
Need To Have
- Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta - 2 cups
- Salt to taste
For The Filling
- Paneer - 200 gms, grated
- Green Chilly - 1, finely chopped
- Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Amchur Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Chopped Coriander - 3 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
Make a soft dough with the wheat flour, salt and water, apply some oil and keep for 15 minutes, then make balls and keep.
Mix together all the ingredients given under ' the filling ', make balls, slightly smaller than the outer dough balls and keep.
Take a ball of dough, roll it out slightly, place the filling, close it as shown and make a ball again, covering the filling completely.
Now dusting some flour, roll it out again into a slightly thick disc, taking care, not to roll too hard and let the filling come out. Place it on a hot tawa/skillet, applying some oil, cook on both sides, till you get light brown spots. Remove and serve it warm with some pickle.
While rolling out after stuffing with the filling, roll it on the side that you close, it's easier and the filling doesn't come out that much.
Only flip the parathas three times while cooking, first you place the paratha, after half a minute, make the first flip, apply some oil, make the second flip and apply oil on the other side. Once the bottom side gets some brown spots, flip the third time and cook the other side.
For the above quantity we can make about 10 parathas.