Saturday, February 21, 2009

Matar Paneer Paratha


For the dough

2 cups Whole wheat flour (atta)  

Salt to taste

2 tbsp ghee 

For the stuffing

1 cup Fresh Green peas(shelled & blanched)

¼ cup grated paneer 

1 Onion , chopped finely 

½ “ piece Ginger, chopped finely  

5 cloves of Garlic, chopped finely

A pinch Asafoetida 

1 tsp Cumin powder  

1 tsp Red chilli powder  

salt to taste

2 tsp oil


For the dough

Put whole wheat flour, salt and two tablespoons of ghee in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using water as required. Cover it and keep aside till 10 minutes 

For the stuffing

Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, ginger and garlic and sauté till light brown. Add asafoetida, cumin powder and red chilli powder.

Add peas and salt to taste and cook till dry. Remove into a plate to cool. When cool, grind coarsely and then mix paneer into it and divide into eight portions. Shape into small balls.

Divide dough into eight portions and make pedas. Roll out each portion into small rounds, place a ball of stuffing in the center. Gather edges and roll out into a thick round parantha 

Heat a tawa and cook parantha using ghee till light golden on both sides. Serve hot with pickle of your choice.