paneer paratha

Paneer Paratha

By Swasthi on August 10, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Paneer paratha recipe for kids & toddlers – Paneer paratha is a delicious Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, paneer aka Indian cottage cheese, spices and herbs. Parathas are an everyday food made in many Indian homes and are most often eaten with chutney, yogurt, pickle or a curry. They are usually eaten for breakfast or a meal.


paneer paratha

To make paneer paratha, Indian cottage cheese known as paneer is spiced and flavored first. Then it is stuffed inside the whole wheat dough and rolled to flatbreads.

These are lastly toasted on a griddle and then a generous amount of ghee is smeared over them.

The recipe I have shared here is not with stuffing. These taste very delicious and are super quick to make. I make these very often for my kids’ school box as they do not like the stuffed parathas.

So these are similar to the vegetable parathas but the paneer replaces the veggies here in this recipe.

These paneer parathas make a great food for the entire family and can also be served as a finger food to toddlers.

Serve these with any good chutney. Here are some you may like to pair up with these parathas.

Mint chutney
Tomato chutney
Onion chutney
Red capsicum chutney

For more Paneer recipes
Paneer tikka
Paneer cutlet
Palak paneer rolls
Malai kofta
Paneer lababdar
Matar paneer

Preparation

1. Mix together whole wheat flour, crumbled paneer, salt, turmeric, chilies, coriander leaves and garam masala.

2. Add yogurt if using else pour water little by little and make the dough.

adding ingredients to a bowl to make paneer paratha dough

3. Knead this dough till it becomes smooth and pliable , adding enough water as needed.

knead the dough to make paneer paratha

4. Add 1 tsp oil and knead again till the oil is absorbed. If you have time you can rest the dough for 15 mins.

How to make paneer paratha

5. Divide the dough to 6 to 8 portions. Cover them and set aside.

6. Flour the rolling area, sprinkle flour over the ball. Begin to roll to a medium sized roti /paratha. Add few drops of oil and smear it all over.

rolling dough to make a paneer paratha
folding

7. Fold it to half, smear oil again. Fold it to get a triangle. Sprinkle some flour and roll it further evenly, do not make it too thin or too thick. Finish making all these one after the other and transfer them aside. Do not stack them.

making a triangle
rolling paneer paratha

8. Heat a pan on medium high,the flame must be as high as to reach the diameter of the paratha on the pan.

9. When the pan turns hot, dust off the excess dry flour on the paratha. Transfer it on the pan without any wrinkles. It begins to bubble up after few seconds.

10. Flip it to the other side, press gently in the places not puffing up specially the edges, this helps to puff up.
11. Fry the paneer parathas on both the sides until you see golden to light brown spots on both the sides.

toasting paneer paratha

12. Clean the tawa with a kitchen tissue and transfer the next paratha. This way finish roasting all the paneer parathas. Stack the parathas one over the other to keep them soft. To get a flaky paratha, at the end fry on a low flame for few minutes.

Serve paneer paratha with a chutney.

Serve paneer paratha with chutney
paneer paratha

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Quick and Easy paneer paratha recipe that needs no stuffing. Makes a perfect lunch for the kids and for the grownups.
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Prep Time1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Servings6
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients for paneer paratha

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour / atta
  • ½ cup paneer , crumbled soft
  • 2 to 3 tbsp yogurt (optional)
  • Water as needed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder or ajwain / carom seeds
  • 1 Pinch turmeric
  • 2 tbsps coriander leaves or mint leaves (chopped finely)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies minced or ¼ to ½ tsp chilli powder
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp oil (optional for kneading)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp ghee or oil for roasting

Instructions

Preparation

  • Crumble the paneer well with your fingers.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together – flour, paneer, turmeric, chilies, salt, coriander leaves & masala powder.
  • Add yogurt (optional) and mix well.
  • Pour water just as needed and make a non sticky dough. Taste this and add more salt if desired.
  • Pour 1 tsp oil and knead well until it turns soft.
  • Divide the dough to 6 to 8 balls. Keep them covered.
  • Sprinkle little flour over the rolling area, roll each of these balls like a roti.
  • Smear little oil, and fold it to half and then to a quarter. Sprinkle flour lightly and roll gently to make a triangle.

How to make paneer paratha

  • Finish rolling all the balls and set aside separately.
  • Heat a tawa on a high flame, when it is hot transfer the paratha.
  • Very soon you will see bubbles on the paneer paratha.
  • Flip and then press down with a spatula to puff the paratha.
  • Cook on both the sides until you see golden to light brown spots on both the sides.
  • Drizzle ghee or oil and smear it all over.
  • Clean up the tawa with a paper towel to remove the burnt flour if any. Then proceed to fry the next paneer paratha.
  • Stack up the parathas to keep them soft.
  • Serve paneer paratha with your favorite chutney.

Notes

Do not fry parathas on a low flame, they tend to become hard
Knead the dough really well for softer parathas.
For variations you can also add some methi leaves or spinach leaves.
Sometimes I also add spinach puree to make the dough.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Paneer paratha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 39IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paneer Paratha

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Swasthi, would love to try a stuffed paneer paratha recipe from your blog. Please share

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My boy loved it. I follow so many of your recipes on regular basis. Thank you! for sharing your work.

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Thank you so much for your super fast recipe,I tried today came awesome.

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Amazing! First attempt and it was amazing. My toddler ate it right up. Appreciate your website so much – it’s my go to! Can we freeze these?

How many days can we store the dough

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Excellent recipe. It is easier and quicker to make this way rather than stuffing them.

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Loved this recipe. So tasty and easy to make. Plan on making double quality tomorrow, that’s how delicious they were
Made the Carrot Coconut Chutney (raw method) to eat with them. A combination made in heaven

Dear Swasthi,
Thanks a lot for your efforts and time. Your recipies are very much helpful. Keep going!!!!! 🙂

Very nice

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Very nice

Can the dough be made at night and used for next morning?

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Very good recipies. Easy doing with comman ingredients available at home. Nice presentation.

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Hi…. can these dough or parathas be refrigerated overnight?

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Very delicious as usual.

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Hey swasthi
love all your ideas of feeding kids and toddlers. this is a very good idea to feed kids. thanks for this one. my twins love this a lot.

Hai swathi, can I prepare paneer dough night and make roti I the morning. Is it the correct way. Pls let me know.

Paneer roti will be good for lunch to the kids. If the dough is mixed in the morning.

Dear swasthi its looking awesome… Pls do let me know cab I prepare the dough previous night?

Dear Swasthi ,<br />I made them with Biryani masala powder yesterday.<br />The kids simply loved them &amp; polished them off.<br />Thank you for making innovative use of masala powders.<br />Warm regards

Dear Swathi,<br />I made them yesterday with Biryani masala powder &amp; the kids polished them off ion no time.<br />Thanks for making innovative use of masala powders.<br />Next on my line is the beet-root paratha.<br />Best regards.

iam glad that your kids liked the parathas Girisha. Thanks for visiting and i appreciate your comments.

Hi Swasthi, I love paratha and used to made my own. Thanks for sharing another version of paratha. This look delicious and finger licking good. YUM YUM<br />Best regards.

Yummy looking paratha and chutney dear. A must try paratha. Bookmarked.<br />