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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Paneer Pyaaz Paratha

Onion Cheese Parathas ~ Stuffed Indian flat bread

Ask anyone? Parathas are all time favorite for Indians and that too if you have it at Dhaba or at your Punjabi friend's place. My recent indulgence with parathas is quiet a story. I love trying different types of stuffed parathas, and amongst them aloo, gobi and mooli are my top favorites. Parathas are such filling food and needs no accompaniment. We can have them with plain yogurt, Indian pickle and salad, thats it!

Parathas are made usually on Friday evenings here at my home, our concept is to treat our senses during weekends. Evening snacks are a strict no no during weekdays and dinners are usually around 6:30 pm, we are early birds, so far :)

"Early to bed, Early to rise"

So when it comes to friday, its like we have a heavy snack to pounce on followed by some Friday night movies. This recipe is from Tarla Dalal's site and you can find many paratha stuffing variations in her website. I am glad I fumbled upon this recipe.


Source : Tarla Dalal
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4-6 people
Ingredients:
2 C whole wheat flour
1 1/2 C Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese, grated
2 big onions, finely chopped
1 small bunch of cilantro/hara dhaniya , coarsely chopped
1 inch fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
2-3 Indian green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 T red chilli powder
2 T garam masala powder/Indian spice mix
Salt as per taste
2 T cooking oil
Method:
  1. Make dough by mixing the wheat flour, salt, water and oil. Cover it and keep aside for 30 mins.
  2. Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies together. Heat oil in a pan, sauté onions till translucent and changes the color, add little bit of salt to sweat the onions. Add the paste and fry for a minute. Add shredded paneer, mix well and take off the heat. To this add garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt, mix well. Let it cool.
  3. Make equal size balls of dough, roll into 2" disk and fill 2 T of Paneer-Pyaaz filling and roll into 3-4" disk just like you do for any ordinary parathas.
  4. While roasting add some oil/ghee/butter on both the sides of the paratha.
  5. Serve hot with fresh yogurt mixed with cilantro and ajwain seeds, Indian pickle, with a dash of butter.
Tips: Red and green chilli can be used as per your choice as while making for kids this can be reduced or completely opted out. While making the parathas take care not to press too much with the rolling

You can find in detail on how to make parathas from here and here.


70 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice looking Parathas Padma..I am very hungry for them now :-)) I love paneer in almost any dish :-)

Padma said...

Siri, I should really appreciate your quick comment on my posts. It really makes my heart warm..even I love paneer in almost all dishes... I can simply eat grated paneer as it is

meeso said...

Yum...warm, tasty, flaky bread! The stuffing sounds really tasty :)

Asha said...

Paneer makes a tasty and nutritious Parathas. Looks great Padma, I will check out that site too!:))

Mishmash ! said...

Girl, u made me crave for that...it must be so tasty with that grated paneer and spices and onion base..I wish I could come to ur place now !!!

Rajitha said...

yum padma..awesome!! i am really tempted to make these :)

Padma said...

Meeso the stuffing is mouthwatering, but only thing is use white onions instead of red! Thanks for ur time dear!

Hey Asha your comments are always so heartwarming. Yeah this is indeed a protein rich parathas

Shn come over!Anytime @
Rajitha try n lmk how they came out O_O

Viji said...

The paratha's r looking very tempting.I love paneer is any form :-).Would love to try them.Thanks for sharing.

SHANTI BHANU said...

+padma chala bagundhi paratha...plain ga vadileyakunda paina paneer n coriander garnish chesesariki pic chala colorful ga vachindhi..paneer na favorite...baga chesav

Padma said...

ThanksViji for visiting and hope u liked the stay here :) You too have a great blog going girl!

Shanti naaku koda panner ante chala chala istam.... next on my list is ur panner patties.. :)

sagari said...

parathas look delecious i will try this recipe for tonights dinner

Manasi said...

That is one yum paratha!!! I love parathas too! filling and soooooooooooo tasty and the VARIETY !!

Madhu said...

Padma that looks delicious very delicious combo, would definitely try it.

Suganya said...

Your parathas are nice and thin. Mine always end up thicker. Nice...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow looks like a perfect stuffing ....Will try it out next time....:))Thanx for sharing!

TBC said...

Very nice. If only someone would make them for me...

Padma said...

Thanks Sagari , do try this and lmk how they tasted

Hey Manasi nice to see u around here. I am glad u liked it..

Madhu so sweet of u, yeah they tasted yum!

Suganya it took me 3 yrs to make thin parathas :)

thanks Raks

Padma said...

You can come over anytime TBC!

Sig said...

Very good lookin parathas Padma... You guys have dinner at 6:30? That is awesome, what a great habit.... that is soo healthy !

Sreelu said...

Padma, nice looks I do make paneer paratha but never added onions,nice variations

Cinnamon said...

Delicious Padma.. I am craving for some now :)

Kamini said...

the parathas sound yumm. The picture looks great... Almost can pick a paratha off the screen.

sunita said...

We're great fans of paneer too...and I don't think I need to tell you that your paratha looks sooo tempting:)

Jyothi said...

Hi Padma! parathas looks delicious and good pics and colorful. Never tried parathas with paneer. Its healthy too. Surely will give a try. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

click said...

thos parathas looks great. i love your pics, padma.

Latha Narasimhan said...

I agree with you dear! We just need a picle and curds with parathas!:)) Lovely parathas. looks like this is our breakfast tomorrow! I'll make and let you know!

Kribha said...

Looks perfect and delicious. I can hear my stomach rumbling now. Ahh..you have made me hungry. will surely try it. Lovely presentation and pic.

bindiya said...

Fabulous paranthas! Great pics too!

Jeena said...

Hey Padma your paratha looks YUM! Great pictures too. :)

Shivapriya said...

Its spicy and yummy. Hey try palak panner paratha its really good. I make dry version of palak panner and stuff like other parathas. Try it when are in a mood to experiment.

Richa said...

not fair padma, i just had lunch and now u r tempting me with such utterly delicious parathas!!!!!!
btw hv u tried these with some amul butter slathered over it, do try, no thinking calories & blah blah there ;) it is bliss & u will be set for a long movie heh!heh!

Mansi Desai said...

Hey padma! this looks awesome! love the presentation and the paratha:) good recipe...thanks for sharing!

Redchillies said...

Paratha looks yummy and has this rich color as well, Padma. What a treat for Friday :-)
Hey, how did you guess my name starts with 'R'. Ah ha, got you. That is not right. As a clue, the letter 'R' is a part of my name. For the first letter, you can skip all letters until 'R' !

Hima said...

I never made parathas before, I will have to try them once. They are looking so awesome.

Swaroopa said...

im drooling!! cant wait to try it twomorrow

Sirisha Kilambi said...

heehee...Padma...There is a lil surprise for u...Plz check my latest post when u find time dear :-)

Laavanya said...

How did I miss this post of yours Padma? These look perfect. I love paneer anything too though I haven't tried making stuffed paratha with them yet.

VegeYum said...

I hope I get confident enough one day to start exploring the world of indian breads. They are so yummy.

I like your comment about grated paneer! I must try it.

Cynthia said...

My favourite is aloo. :)

Your paneer parathas looks delicious.

Happy cook said...

Looks delicious

ramya said...

nice parathas.looking delicious.That too with paneer very healthy and delicious.

Lissie said...

padma, very tasty parathas! i love stuffed parathas...

KayKat said...

*drool*! These look fabulous!

I can't believe you guys eat at 6:30 pm!!! Our time is more like 9:30 :)

Apple said...

Parathas look lovely Padma...Paratha and Paneer both are my favs..and together they rock....I can just imagine the taste...

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That look so good and I love the stuffings!

sandeepa said...

Dinner at 6:30 PM...don't you feel hungry at night !!!
Yummy parathas...should have this as a a dinner part II when you have dinner part I at 6:30 :D

Rachel said...

Paneer is my favourite too.. These look great..

Latha Narasimhan said...

HAPPY DIWALI TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOU PADMA!!:)

TBC said...

Happy Diwali to you and yours, Padma.

Shweta said...

Dear Padma,
I came to your blog through Nupur's. I tried your Udipi sambhar last night. My husband and I can swear we've never had better sambhar before! It is the best! I followed your measurements and the instructions to the last detail. Thanks so much for the lovely recipe. This is where the search for the perfect sambhar ends :)
You have a lovely blog. I am adding you to my blog roll, hope that is okay.

Sandeepa said...

Happy Diwali Padma to you and your family

Srivalli said...

Hi padma...not sure how I missed this beautiful post...parathas look real yum!...what happened to you..not to be seen around...hope you had a fun diwali!...missing you around...

swapna susarla said...

The parathas looks wonderful padma!!

Shella said...

the parathas looks so delicious. Can you pls roll one & pass on to me??

Sia said...

hey padma,
long time no see... r u still enjoying the festivities ? :)

Redchillies said...

Padma, where in the world are you? It has been a long time since you posted. Hope you had a wonderful Diwali.

Shivapriya said...

Hey padma How are you doing, its been a while haven't seen any new posts hope everything is fine. Take care.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Padma!

Sig said...

Happy Thanksgiving Padma, where are you? Hope everything is well..

Richa said...

on a break, sweetie?

SHUBHA said...

hey padma thanx for ur comments on my blog.... sorry for such a late reply.... was away and tied up.... ur blog is amaziingg... and the photography is toooo good... who shoots them?? n which camera???
love all ur recipes....:)will try this paratha.... how do u think it will taste with tofu?? as i dont use paneer much...

Sandeepa said...

how are you Padma ?

Laavanya said...

Hi Padma, long time no see.. hope you are doing good.

TBC said...

Hey Padma,
Hope you are doing well and everything's fine...

vegeyum said...

Yum, I can almost taste them. Padma, thanks for all your kindness and hard work this year. It is 24th Dec here, and so time for me to wish all of my blog friends a wonderful time with family and friends tomorrow. May it be a peaceful and blessed day for you, where each of us can give a lot of joy to those around us. Have a great day.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi!
Wanted to say I'm missing you, and also to wish you Happy Holidays!

sra said...

Padma, where are you? All well? Happy New Year!

Katy said...

Looks absolutely delicious. Yum!

Mansi Desai said...

wow, my stomach has started growling! I make paneer and ajwain parathas, next time I can add onions:)

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