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Paneer Parantha

  • Recipe makes: 2 small
  • Recommended serving size: 1 small
All that you need to prepare this recipe
  • 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp paneer
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Amchur a pinch
  • Red Chili powder to taste
  • Garam Masala to taste
  • Ghee as required
  • Butter for serving
How to prepare?
  • Take half cup of whole wheat flour, a pinch of salt, a tsp ghee in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour about 1/4th cup of water first.
  • Mix knead the dough. Add more water as per requirement and knead into a soft dough.
  • Cover and allow the dough to rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Grate paneer and add all the spices to the same as per the taste and requirement.
  • To this mixture also add the chopped onion. Mix everything well so that the spices are uniformly mixed with the paneer and the onions.
  • Pinch a small bowl from the dough and roll it in between your palms to make it even.
  • Dust some flour and with a rolling pin (belan) roll it into a small circle.
  • Place the paneer stuffing in the center on the rolled dough. Get the edges towards the center so as to give it a potli/pocket shape. Press it well so that stuffing doesn’t come out.
  • Sprinkle some flour and roll the stuffed parantha in a circle.
  • Heat the tava and place the rolled parantha on it. Flip when one side in partly cooked.
  • Apply ghee on this side with a spoon.
  • Turnover and flip. Let the ghee side get cooked now.
  • Spread some ghee on the top and flip again. Press the parantha edges with a spatula so that the edges are cooked.
  • Flip once or twice till the paneer parantha has golden spots and is evenly cooked.
  • Serve hot with curd or chutney.
Nutritional benefits from the recipe
girl
  2-3 Year olds 4-5 Year olds
Energy 23.34 kcal 18.33 kcal
Protein 48.8% (RDA)* 40.54% (RDA)*
Calcium 18.27% (RDA)* 18.27% (RDA)*
Iron 20.7% (RDA)* 14.33% (RDA)*

*Recommended dietary allowance

boy
TIPS
  • You can also serve the parantha with curd, raita or pickle that your younger one likes.
  • With paneer you can add other vegetables like boiled potato, peas etc. to the filling and make it a mix vegetable parantha.
  • If not circle, you can make it in shapes like triangle and square or even make it a pocket parantha like a flat samosa or homemade patty.