Sharing a recipe for some stuffed Palak paneer parathas! If I had to deconstruct this for you its basically a blend of spinach, cottage cheese, and rotis (thin tortillas made using wheat flour). I think its a great recipe because you don’t have to have multiple items to complete this recipe, its filling and very yummy! I used to eat this growing up a lot and I love it!
- Shredded Cheese (Amul cheese of if it’s not available any!)
- Cilantro + Cumin Powder
- Garam Masala
- Chaat Masala
- Red Chilli powder
- Wheat Flour/multigrain
Things you can prep before hand:
- Grate or blend the paneer so its ready to be saute and stuff
- Grate the Amul cheese or any cheese (unless its already shredded)
- The first thing you want to do is prepare your dough, it’s just like the dough for a roti/phulka but with some salt in it! To make the dough you’re going to need a large bowl, water, flour, salt, and some oil! Start off with pouring the desired amount of dough (My mom taught me a handful is usually good for per person aka makes two rotis) into the bowl. add in your salt and a little bit of water and start kneading the dough, keeps small adding small amounts of water until your dough comes together to form a ball and is no longer sticky! Pour in a tiny bit of oil about 1-2 tbsp and knead the dough till it’s nice and smooth! Cover and keep aside.
- I’m including a video I found on youtube that may help! (But we need to add some salt in our dough because we’re making it for a paratha) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnQgkwVsMgc
- In a microwavable bowl in a pan heat up/microwave the spinach for 4-5 minutes till it wilts and then quickly pour some cold water over it or transfer it into a bowl of cold water. – You’re basically blanching the spinach and this helps it keep its crispy, nutrition, and colour! Keep in mind the spinach will become half of what it is once this is done! So you will have to heat up double the amount of what you want in the end!
- In a large pan heat up some oil, add in the spinach mix
- And the grated paneer and cheese
- Add in garam masala, cilantro + cumin powder, chaat masala, red chili powder, and salt! (keep in mind you added salt in the dough to but be careful but at the same time add in more red chili powder and salt than you would normally because the paneer is going to be quite bland and you will need a little extra masala to make it yum!
- Mix everything really well and turn off the heat
- Now its time to assemble the palak paneer parathas: Make roti’s using the dough you made earlier (refer to the video or more if you need help)
- There are two ways you can do this either stuff the parathas between two rotis and seal around the edges or make them moon-shaped by stuffing half of one and seal around the edges
- Heat up a flat pan and cook your stuffed paratha on both sides till it lightly browns and pattern are made then add in some butter or oil and cook it completely!
- Serve with raita, green chutney, or even ketchup! (or all) Enjoy! <3