Paneer paratha is a delicious Indian bread stuffed with spiced cottage cheese (paneer). Here’s a recipe to make paneer paratha:


  • For the dough:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Water (as needed)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the paneer filling:
  • 1 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ghee or oil (for cooking)


  1. Prepare the dough:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt.
  • Gradually add water and knead the flour to form a soft dough. Adjust the water as needed.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  1. Prepare the paneer filling:
  • In another bowl, combine the crumbled paneer, chopped onion, green chili, coriander leaves, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  1. Make the parathas:
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls.
  • Take one dough ball and roll it into a small circle of about 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • Place a spoonful of the paneer filling in the center of the circle.
  • Bring the edges together and seal the filling by twisting the dough at the top.
  • Flatten the filled dough ball and dust it with some flour.
  • Roll it out gently into a circular paratha of about 6-7 inches in diameter. Be careful not to let the filling come out.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls and filling.
  1. Cook the parathas:
  • Heat a tawa (griddle) or a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Place a rolled paratha on the hot tawa and cook it for a minute or until you see bubbles forming on the surface.
  • Flip the paratha and drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
  • Cook the other side for about a minute until it turns golden brown.
  • Flip it again and drizzle ghee or oil on the other side.
  • Press the paratha gently with a spatula to cook evenly, making sure it is cooked thoroughly.
  • Remove the cooked paratha from the pan and place it on a plate.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining rolled parathas.
  1. Serve hot:
  • Paneer parathas are best enjoyed hot off the pan.
  • Serve them with yogurt, pickle, or any chutney of your choice.
  • You can also serve them with a side of raita (yogurt-based dip) or a curry.

Enjoy your homemade paneer parathas!

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