Paneer and Ajwain Paratha

Everyone has enjoyed paneer in gravies, but it tastes equally great stuffed in a paratha. Paneer Paratha is a savoured flat bread amongst Indians. It is also a healthy breakfast item with tea and it sure is a favourite with kids! Enjoy this simple Paneer Paratha recipe. The latter helps in digestion and also gives a beautiful aroma and flavour to the paratha.

3 cups wheat flour
1 cup paneer - crumbled or shredded
2 tbsp ajwain seeds(carrom seed or Bishop's weed) - roasted and crushed (optional)
1 tbsp jeera
3 green chillies
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste (optional)
salt, sugar and lemon juice- to taste
2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup coriander - chopped
2 tbsp oil
water - to knead dough

Knead the dough with water and 2 tbsp oil as you would for any parathas.(Check out the "how to make a paratha" video for a visual instruction). Cover and keep it aside for 15 mins.

Now mix all the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Crumble the paneer and mix all the spices and ajwain with the paneer. Mash with your hands so the paneer mixture becomes soft and maleable. Now divide it into equal portions to use as filling for the parathas.

Take a small part of the dough. Roll it out into a small circle, then put the filling mixture in the center. Roll over the dough over the filling and make into a ball. Then flatten it between your palms, roll in plain flour and once again roll this into a thick paratha.

Put a griddle over medium heat and cook the parathas on both sides over the griddle. Apply oil or butter on each side. Serve hot with a dollop of butter and any curry (check recipes here)

Similar Recipes:
Vegetable Cheese Paratha
Makkai(Sweet-corn) Parathas

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Anonymous said...

Looks lovely manasi... Must be tasting delicious too!!!

Anonymous said...

Manasi, awesome idea. I am tired of the usual aloo parotha. Everybody loves paneer at home. So this is a must try.

Bindiya said...

this is the kinda thing u always want to return to after eating all the fancy dishes in the world, delicious!

Amrita said...

Hi Mansi this looks so tempting, have to go out and get paneer and try this as quickly as i can otherwise I 'll starve.Can I make aloo paratha with ajwain?

Swaruchy said...

Looks yummmm dear :-) I love it when u add ajwain in parathas :-)

Mansi said...

Hey Amrita, thanks for visiting! Yes, you can add ajwain to aloo paratha too, but personally, I think it'll have a better flavour with cheese, paneer and onion, or just plain ajwain paratha rather than aloo...but u should try and let us all know how it goes!

amna said...

i have only had paneer paratha in restaurants.. shud try it at home one day!

Finla said...

Hey you do really some new wonderfull way of mixing ingridients

Cynthia said...

I can just imagine how good this tastes! This is the first time I am hearing of the paneer stuffed in the paratha.

Padma said...

Beautiful recipe Manasi! I love panner parathas...will give it a try dear

Sharmi said...

I always add ajwain in my parathas and puris. I can smell your parathas. looks so good.

Kajal@aapplemint said...

oh i love these. Its been a while since i made them. My mom makes the best panner parathas in the world ...hehe but then again mum's always make the best food in the world. ...Now i miss home...these parathas look so delicious.

Swati Raman Garg said...

i love paneer i love ajwain and i love them in parathas :) perfect combo...