Paneer Paratha (Indian Flat Bread) Recipe

Traditional Indian flat bread filled with paneer (Indian cottage cheese). The paratha is delicately seasoned with green chillies and spring onions to bring out the fresh flavours.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup paneer,grated (to make paneer see paneer recipe)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup  flour
  • 5ml clarified butter (ghee) or margarine
  • 2 sprigs chives, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, sliced finely
  • Boiling water
  • Additional butter or margarine

Method

  1. In a large bowl combine together the whole wheat flour and plain flour.
  2. Add in the ghee or margarine.
  3. Mix the ingredients well to form bread crumbs.
  4. Stir in enough boiling water to form a soft dough.
  5. If the dough becomes sticky a little water can be added.
  6. In a bowl add in the paneer, chopped chillies, chives and salt to taste.
  7. Divide the dough into golf ball sized portions.
  8. Flatten each ball of dough and add a  spoonful of the paneer mixture.
  9. Gather the dough to form a ball.
  10. Roll each paneer filled ball into into a circle to form a paratha (flat bread).
  11. Toast each  paratha on a non stick pan or tava.
  12. Smear a little butter or margarine on both sides of the paratha
  13. Toast until both sides of the paratha are golden brown.
  14. Serve the paratha as accompaniments with curries or chutney’s. The paneer paratha can also be served as a starter or a savoury snack.