February 5, 2015

Paneer matar stuffed paratha recipe -how to make paneer green peas paratha

Paneer matar stuffed paratha recipe - Paratha, chapati, and roti are our staple food. The whole process of making this paratha is easy and very simple to prepare in the comfort of the kitchen. For stuffing, mix green peas coarse paste, grated paneer and mild spice powder. The stuffing technique is very simple. Just roll the poori sized roti and place the filling, then join the edges and roll into thin paratha. Shallow fry it on a griddle using ghee. The amazing paneer matar paratha will be ready within few minutes. Serving hot parathas with favorite side dish is  really an enjoyable task. The paratha itself is a full meal and it can also be carried in the lunch box. Even hot paratha with a dollop of ghee tastes awesome. These parathas were soft and flavorful with the addition of paneer and spice powder. 

Stuffed paneer matar paratha in a serving plate

Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Makes  8 parathas

For the dough
1½ cups wheat flour
1/2 cup maida / apf
Salt as required
Oil as required

For the filling
2 cups green peas / matar
2 cups grated paneer / cottage cheese
2 tsp coriander seeds powder
1 tsp cumin seeds powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1½  tsp chilli powder
A pinch of asafoetida / hing
1 tsp salt
Oil or ghee as required

Paneer matar stuffed paratha with step by step pictures

Wash the green peas and drain water. Put them in a mixer jar and grind to a slightly coarse paste without adding any water. Grind in 2 - 3 batches.
matar paste to make Stuffed paneer matar paratha

Transfer the matar paste into a bowl and set aside. Heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a frying pan and add hing to it. Saute till aromatic. Add coriander seeds powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Saute for 2 minutes.
spice powder fried to make paratha

Add the green peas paste and ginger paste. Saute for 3 minutes. Cook covered on low flame till the green peas become soft. Do not add water. 
green peas paste added to make Stuffed paneer matar paratha

Once the green peas become soft, add the grated paneer and salt. 
paneer added to matar paste

Saute on low flame for 5 minutes. 
matar paneer mixture

Add the chopped cilantro and mix well. Remove the pan from heat and keep it aside. Allow it cool. 
cilantro added and mixed

In the meantime, Sieve together the maida and wheat flour. Add salt and water as required and knead it to a stretchable smooth and soft dough and keep it aside for 20  minutes.  
dough to make paratha

After 20 minutes, take a lemon sized  dough portion, dust with wheat flour and roll out a thin poori sized roti. Place 2 tablespoon of filling on the roti. Lift the edges as shown in the picture below and give it to a modak shape. 
rolled out to roti and filling placed

Twist the tip and dust it with wheat flour. Roll out to a thin paratha. 
joined the edges and rolled out

Heat a griddle and apply some ghee on it. place the rolled paratha. Pour 1/4 tsp ghee or oil around the paratha and shallow fry till golden colour from both sides. 
shaloow fried paratha

Apply some ghee on both sides.  Serve hot with choice of your side dish.
paratha placed in a plate

paratha served with side dish

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  1. Love these stuffed paratha's anytime!!! So yummy!

  2. Very healthy n inviting

  3. I am a big fan of stuffed paratha , mutter and paneer paratha looks scrumptious and perfectly made dear !!

  4. Great combination. Yummy paranthas. :)

  5. A heathy filling breakfast...loved it
    Hope to see you sometime soon in my space:)

  6. Yummy and healthy paratha and love to this at any time :)

  7. Delicious matar paneer parathas, looks inviting.

  8. Super healthy paratha to enjoy fr dinner ..nice pics too.


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