Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paneer Parathas

Last year, my daughter’s school had given a time table of particular items to be sent in the lunch box during the week. So it was very easy for me to cook it up. I didn’t have to rack my brains every day morning regarding what to send for lunch. This year, they haven’t sent the time table yet and so I’m kind of stuck. I need to think of something that my daughter will like and also that’s quick enough to whip up in the morning rush. Paneer, as most of you by now will know, is my daughter’s favorite. It’s my favorite too. So, yesterday I made Paneer Parathas for her. I too had them for lunch (in my daughter’s name). When she came back from school, she was very happy that I had made her paneer parathas. She loved them. It’s an absolute pleasure to get appreciated by your kids. (At least for me, it is, cos my lil one doesn’t like something very easily.)

Paneer is a rich source of proteins. It is also rich in calcium and phosphorous. It also contains reasonably high amount of fat and cholesterol. It is good for all ages, especially for growing children. Though, people who are calorie conscious should control the portion size. Now let’s get the recipe:




What you’ll need

For the dough

1. Wheat Flour – 2 cups, little extra for rolling
2. Kasuri Methi – 1 tblsp
3. Salt to taste
4. Oil – 2 tsp
5. Water as required for Kneading

For the filling

1. Crumbled paneer – 200 gms
2. Green Chillies – 1 to 2 (finely chopped)
3. Fresh Coriander Leaves – a small bunch (finely chopped)
4. Salt to taste


Method

In a mixing bowl, add the wheat flour, salt and kasuri methi. Mix well. Now add oil and mix it well. Now add water little by little and knead into soft and pliable dough.
For the filling, in a bowl, mix crumbled paneer, finely chopped green chillies, finely chopped coriander leaves and salt. Do not mash the mixture too much. The paneer should remain crumbly.
Now, pinch out a big lemon sized ball from the dough, Flatten the ball a little and put a tbsp of the filling in the centre. Cover the filling by gathering the edges. Press and roll out using little flour into a small round paratha.
Heat a tawa, place the paratha on it and let it cook on medium flame. Drizzle a tsp of oil. Flip the paratha and cook on the other side too with a little oil until brown spots appear.
Hot and yummy paneer parathas are ready. Serve them topped with a blob of butter, some curd and a pickle of your choice.


Note:

Avoid green chillies when making for kids. Instead try using a little of chilli powder or pepper powder. (I used a little chilli powder for my daugter’s filling.


Linking these yummy parathas to LGSS being hosted at and also to Shobha Event Cook it Healthy - Protein icious



29 comments:

Jay said...

sooper dooper parathas..my fav..
perfect version kaveri..:)
Tasty Appetite

Raji said...

This is a lovely lunch box idea...I too love this.

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and perfect Parathas.Wonderfully presented
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aipi said...

Love this ~ looks so tasty, wish I could grab some :D
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

perfectly made !! looks so delicious !!

anthony stemke said...

They certainly look very appealing, I'm going to try these.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love paneer parathas.. sounds so good..

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jeyashrisuresh said...

my fav one and love the addition of kasoori methi inthat. I add a grated carrot in this too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love the filling :)

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... mouth watering parathas.. looks simply inviting !!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Love anything with paneer and this looks so yum...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks so delicious....yumm..

Sobha Shyam said...

what a lovely paratha dear..the filling is so delicious n yummy..Thanx a lot for sending it to my event.:)

Ila said...

yummy yummy and my fav paratha :)

Priya said...

Anything paneer is my fav, love this paneer paratha very much, inviting me..

Swathi said...

Paneer parathas looks awesome perfect.

revathi said...

Wow!!!! yummy parathas with such a delicious filling... I have been wanting to make these for a long time... after looking at these parathas I feel like I have tasted it already:)
Reva

Babli said...

Paneer parathas looks yummy and tempting. I love stuffed parathas. Very nicely prepared.

Prathima Rao said...

Soft & yummy parathas!!! Loved the addition of kasuri methi :)
Prathima Rao
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Jayashree said...

Delicious looking parathas.

Pushpa said...

Simple and delicious paneer parathas.

khushi said...

I love paneer parathas....I often make it here...nice recipe :)

Santosh Bangar said...

gorgeous and inviting pratha

thekitchenaffaire said...

Love em hamesha.. Yours look delicious :D

rekhas kitchen said...

Your paneer parathas are making me drool looks yumm.

Vatsala. said...

Yummy paratha. Glad to see that you have linked it to LGSS_Paneer.

Now Serving said...

delicious parathas - turned out perfefctly - btw, couldn't agree more with your comment on Ila's blog - vethakozhambu and thenga or parrupu thogayal =heaven =)

upendra shukla said...

VERY YUMMY
MY BLOG LINK- "SAMRAT BUNDELKHAND"

Laxmi said...

Tasty Parathas.. Would love to try soon..

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