Grated cottage cheese and onions, well roasted. Made into a stuffing with aromatically roasted Indian spices. Stuffed into wheat balls and rolled into a mouth-watering paratha.
For the stuffing
- Grated Paneer (cottage cheese): 1 cup
- Onions: 1 small; finely chopped.
- Jeera, Oil, Roasted Jeera powder, coriander powder: ½ tablespoon
- Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
For the dough:
- Wheat flour: 1 cup
- Warm water: to knead, ½ cup
- Salt to taste.
- In a wide bottom pan, add one table spoon oil.
- When the oil heats, add jeera. Let it splutter.
- Add the chopped onions and roast till the color of the onions change to translucent.
- Now add grated paneer and mix well.
- Cook for around 3 minutes.
- Add the spices and give it a gentle stir. You can sprinkle a little water if your stuffing turns dry.
- Add salt and coriander leaves and gently stir.
- Set aside so that the stuffing mixture cools down to room temperature.
- In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients under ‘For the dough’.
- Knead the dough well using warm water.
- Set aside for 15 minutes.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into small sized round balls.
- Fill the stuffing into it.
- Seal the stuffing thoroughly so that nothing oozes out.
- Now roll the stuffed dough using the rolling pin again. Dust with a little wheat flour if required while rolling the parathas.
- On a hot tawa, heat the parathas on one side first. Apply little oil/butter while roasting.
- Roast evenly on both the sides.
- Serve hot! with tomato curry or with chutney or simple tomato ketchup.