paneer paratha recipe, how to make paneer paratha

paneer paratha is an indian flat bread made with cottage cheese stuffing. paneer paratha are popular breakfast recipe in punjabi homes.
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paneer paratha recipe with step by step photos – paneer paratha is one of the many popular paratha varieties from punjab. its an all time favorite paratha at home and is served in most restaurants as well as punjabi dhabas (road side eateries).

paneer paratha, punjabi paneer paratha, paneer paratha recipe

parathas are popular breakfast recipes in punjabi homes and there are varieties of parathas made for breakfast like methi paratha, aloo paratha, gobi paratha, onion paratha.

it is always better to make your own homemade paneer – cottage cheese and use it for any paneer dish that you make. so is the case with this paneer paratha. the paneer retains its freshness and softness even when cooked.

the best way to have paneer paratha is with some curd or homemade white butter. you can also have paneer paratha with some mango pickle.

if you are looking for more paratha varieties then do check:

paneer paratha

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:indian,punjabi
Calories:236kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):9 parathas
4.47 from 15 votes
paneer paratha recipe
paneer paratha is an indian flat bread made with cottage cheese stuffing. paneer paratha are popular breakfast recipe in punjabi homes.

INGREDIENTS FOR paneer paratha

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for whole wheat dough

  • 2 to 2.25 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • cup water or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required

for paneer paratha stuffing

  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch), finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) or add as per your taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • ghee or oil as required for roasting parathas

HOW TO MAKE paneer paratha

kneading dough for paneer paratha

  • take 2 to 2.25 cups whole wheat flour, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp ghee or oil in a mixing bowl.
  • pour about ½ cup water first.
  • mix and begin to knead. add more water if required and knead to a smooth soft dough. overall i added 2/3 cup water.
  • cover and allow the dough to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

making stuffing for paneer paratha

  • meanwhile while the dough is resting, prepare the stuffing. grate 200 grams of paneer.
  • add 1 or 2 finely chopped green chilies, 1/2 tsp dry mango powder, 1/2 tsp punjabi garam masala or garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/2 tsp salt. 
  • you can add more of the salt, red chili powder or dry mango powder if you prefer.
  • mix everything well so that the spice powders are uniformly mixed with the grated paneer.

rolling paneer paratha

  • pinch two small balls from the dough and roll them in your palms to make them even.
  • dust some flour on the dough balls.
  • with a rolling pin (belan), roll the dough balls to a circle of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
  • place the paneer stuffing on one of the rolled rounds keeping one inch space around the circumference.
  • cover with the other rolled dough and press the edges well.
  • sprinkle some flour and roll the stuffed paratha to a circle of about 6 to 7 inches in diameter.

making paneer paratha

  • heat a tava and then place the rolled paratha on it. the tava should be hot. to check the heat, sprinkle a generous pinch of whole wheat flour on the tawa. if the whole wheat flour becomes brown in some seconds, the tawa is hot enough to roast the parathas.
  • flip when one side is partly cooked. about 1/4 cooked.
  • apply ghee on this side with a spoon.
  • turn over and flip.
  • let the ghee side get cooked now.
  • spread some ghee on the top. flip again.
  • press the paratha edges with a spatula so that the edges are cooked.
  • flip once or twice till the paneer paratha has golden spots and is evenly cooked.
  • place them in a roti basket or casserole.
  • place some butter on top. spread the butter on the paratha.
  • wipe the excess whole wheat flour if any, with a cotton kitchen napkin. so that the browned whole wheat flour does not stick to the parathas. 
  • make all paneer paratha this way on the tawa (griddle).
  • keep on stacking them in the roti basket or casserole. spread some butter on each paratha while stacking them.
  • if not stacking them, then serve paneer paratha hot with some fresh yogurt and butter.

RECIPE TIPS

  • if the garam masala powder is a homemade one, then add only 1/4 tsp. for readymade garam masala add 1/2 tsp. homemade ones are far more aromatic and strong than the store brought ones.
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how to make paneer paratha

kneading dough

1. take 2 to 2.25 cups whole wheat flour/atta, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp ghee or oil in a mixing bowl.

flour for paneer paratha recipe

2. pour about ½ cup water.

making paneer paratha dough

3. mix and begin to knead. add more water if required and knead to a smooth soft dough. overall i added ⅔ cup water.

making paneer paratha dough

4. cover and allow the dough to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

making dough for paneer paratha recipe

making stuffing for paneer paratha

5. meanwhile while the dough is resting, prepare the stuffing. grate 200 grams of paneer/cottage cheese.

making stuffing for paneer paratha recipe

6. add 1 or 2 finely chopped green chilies, ½ tsp dry mango powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and ½ tsp salt. you can add more of salt, red chili powder or dry mango powder if you prefer.

stuffing for making paneer paratha recipe

7. mix everything well so that the spice powders are uniformly mixed with the grated paneer.

paneer filling for paneer paratha recipe

rolling paneer paratha

8. pinch two small balls from the dough and roll them in your palms to make them even.

paneer filling for paneer paratha recipe

9. dust some flour on the dough balls.

rolling - paneer paratha recipe

10. with a rolling pin, roll the dough balls to a circle of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.

preparing paneer paratha recipe

11. place the paneer stuffing on one of the rolled rounds keeping one inch space around the circumference.

add stuffing - paneer paratha recipe

12. cover with the other rolled dough and press the edges well.

preparing paneer paratha recipe

13. sprinkle some flour and roll the stuffed paratha to a circle of about 6 to 7 inches in diameter.

rolling - making paneer paratha recipe

cooking paneer paratha

14. heat a tava/griddle and then place the rolled paratha on it. the tava should be hot. to check the heat, sprinkle a generous pinch of whole wheat flour on the tawa. if the whole wheat flour becomes brown in some seconds, the tawa is hot enough to roast the paneer paratha.

frying - paneer paratha recipe

15. flip when one side is partly cooked. about ¼ cooked.

cooking - paneer paratha recipe

16. apply ghee on this side with a spoon.

making punjabi paneer paratha recipe

17. turn over and flip.

making punjabi paneer paratha recipe

18. let the side in which we applied ghee get cooked now.

cooking paneer paratha recipe

19. spread some ghee on the top.

ghee on paneer paratha recipe

20. flip again.

flip - how to make paneer paratha recipe

21. press the edges of paratha with a spatula so that the edges are cooked.

cooking paneer paratha recipe

22. flip once or twice till the paratha has golden spots and is evenly cooked.

making paneer paratha recipe

23. place the paneer paratha in a roti basket or casserole.

paneer parathas, paneer paratha recipe

24. place some butter on top.

butter on paneer paratha recipe

25. spread the butter on the paratha.

buttered paneer paratha recipe

26. wipe the excess whole wheat flour if any, with a cotton kitchen napkin. so that the browned whole wheat flour particles do not stick to the parathas. make all parathas this way on the tawa/griddle.

clearing tawa for paneer paratha recipe

27. keep on stacking them in the roti basket or casserole. spread some butter on each paratha while stacking them. if not stacking them, then serve the paneer paratha hot with some curd or mango pickle or even mint coriander chutney.

paneer paratha recipe with mango pickle, paneer paratha recipe


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  1. I have tried this recipe and it has come out just perfect 🙂 Thanks to you Dassana ma’am !
    I was wondering if we could add onion with paneer for a different taste sometime. Any thoughts?

    • thanks, aparna and welcome. yes, you can add onions. with onions, chop them finely. onions will also release their juices while rolling. so here you have to be very careful as the paratha will become moist while rolling and can break too. so you can add less amount of onions.

  2. I don’t know why my parathas was sticking to the tava..felt quite disappointed….would you know what could I possibly be the problem..???

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