Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha Recipe
A healthy and delicious Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha is a recipe that you cannot resist. Makes for a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner. Perfect to be packed for your office lunchbox or your kids lunchbox.
Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha is a simple and nutritious Indian flat bread that is made from grated carrots and whole wheat flour. The paratha is delicately flavoured with roasted cumin powder and lots of chopped mint leaves. There are many additions that you can make to pep up the taste, by adding onions or even chopped cabbage or grated cheese for kids. I most often pack this paratha for kids lunch box along with a sweet lime pickle and some yogurt.
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For the dough
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- Water , as required For the stuffing
- 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
- 1 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , small bunch,finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
- Ghee , or oil for cooking
How to make Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha Recipe
To begin making the Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha, we will first make the dough.
Add in the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Add a little water at a time and knead to make a firm yet smooth dough. Knead well for about 3 to 4 minutes, this will make the parathas soft.
Drizzle a teaspoon of oil over the dough and knead for another couple of minutes. Cover and keep aside till we make the Paneer Carrot filling for the paratha.
Next, we will combine the paneer, grated carrots,onions, green chillies, mint leaves, cumin powder and salt. Stir to combine the ingredients well. We fill be using raw carrots as a stuffing as they will get cooked while cooking the parathas.
Now to begin making the Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha, keep some flour aside for dusting. Divide the dough into large lemon side balls.
Dust the dough portions in flour, flatten it and roll it into a 3 inch diameter circle. Place the Paneer Carrot filling on half side of the circle and close the paratha by folding it with the other half. Yes its as simple as that. We will have a semi-circle oval shape.
Press the sides of the paratha down to seal the edges and gently using the rolling pin flatten it. Take care, the filling can ooze out if the dough is rolled out too thin.
Now to cook the Paneer Carrot Stuffed Paratha, first preheat the skillet on medium heat. Place the rolled paneer carrot paratha on top and allow it to cook on one side. After about 10 to 15 seconds, flip the paratha.
At this stage, smear some oil or ghee to cook the paratha. Cook the paratha by flipping over a couple of times until you see golden brown spots on both sides.
Proceed the same way with the remaining dough portions.