Paneer Paratha/ Cottage cheese stuffed Indian whole wheat bread

A tasty and filling protein rich paratha recipe stuffed with crumbled paneer and spices. Paneer parathas make a perfect lunch box recipe for the kids and adults alike. These parathas go well with curds, lime pickleamla pickle.


Wheat flour – 2 cups
Oil- 2 tbsp
Water as needed

Paneer grated- 250 gms
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Onion, chopped- 1 no
chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp
Oil -2 tsp
Salt as needed

Method for preparing dough

Combine 2 cups of wheat flour, 2 tbsp oil and salt in a large bowl. Add enough water in small quantities  and knead softly under you get a smooth dough like chapathi dough. Add 1 tsp of oil on the surface of the prepared dough. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth. Keep aside for 15 to 30 minutes.

Method for making filling

Crumble paneer well with your hands. Heat 2 tsp of  oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds, then add chopped onions and saute well . When the onion turns pink in colour, add chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala, Add crumbled paneer, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well. Now switch off the stove.

Method of making Paratha

Divide the dough into 10 equal parts. Roll it out into small balls. Now add 1 tbsp of filling in the center and close it from all sides. Now dust wheat flour and roll it out gently with the stuffing. Heat a tawa and place the rolled parathas on it. When the surface of paratha starts to fluff up a bit, apply 1 tsp of oil or ghee on top and flip it on other side. Cook till it is done. Similarly cook all the parathas. Serve hot.

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