Paneer Stuffed Methi Paratha
This recipe for stuffed paratha is my innovation; with a mixture of Punjabi and Maharashtrian flavor; tried, tested and loved by my family and friends. A healthy and complete food that could be served as breakfast or even as a meal. Ideal food for kids. Hope you all like it.
For the paratha –
1 huge bunch of methi leaves; washed and finely chopped,
Wheat as required,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
2 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tsp dhania-jeera (coriander-cumin) powder,
1 tbsp garlic paste,
1/2 cup yogurt,
Salt to taste.
For the stuffing –
500gms paneer; crumbled,
2-3 green chillies,
Salt to taste,
Oil for tempering.
Butter/oil for frying.
Mix together the ingredients for paratha and knead a tight dough. Add little water only if required. Set it aside for at least 30-40 minutes.
Meanwhile to prepare the stuffing, grind together onions and green chillies till fine. Then heat little oil in a kadhai (wok) and add ground onion and chilli and roast till onion changes it color. Then add the crumbled paneer, salt and cook on low flame till all the moisture has dried up. Keep stirring occasionally so that it doesnt turn brown and stick to the bottom of the kadhai. When the stuffing is ready and dry, remove from flame and let it cool.
Make small balls (little bigger than a lemon), dust with flour and roll into small puris (circles). Stuff in a spoonful of paneer filling and bring together the edges of the puri to meet and seal well. Again dust with flour and roll into parathas.
Heat a tava (griddle) and place a paratha on it. Pour a spoonful of oil on the sides of the paratha and over it, spread and roast the paratha from both sides till crisp and nice golden brown in color. Similarly prepare all the stuffed parathas. Sprinkle chat masala over it and serve with butter, yogurt, pickle, chutney or ketchup.