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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Onion and Cheese Paratha

Onion and Cheese Paratha

Think of eating Parathas on a cold winter morning, or a rainy day, with lots of butter on it and enjoying a hot cup of chaay alongside (Indian tea)…hmmm mouthwatering isn’t it? Parathas are my favourite and I love eating them any day! I am sure most of you have eaten the Paneer Paratha (Indian cheese bread). But have you tried making Parathas using grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese? I did that recently and loved it completely! Here’s the step by step recipe…

Some Facts - A paratha/parantha is an Indian flat-bread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the most popular unleavened flat-breads in Indian cuisine, Pakistani cuisine and Bengali cuisine and is made by pan frying whole-wheat dough on a tava or a flat pan. The paratha dough usually contains ghee or cooking oil which is also layered on the freshly prepared paratha. Parathas are usually stuffed with vegetables such as boiled potatoes, leaf vegetables, radishes or cauliflower and/or paneer (South Asian cheese). A paratha (especially a stuffed one) can be eaten simply with a blob of butter spread on top, with chutney, with pickles and yogurt, or with meat or vegetable curries. Some roll the paratha into a tube and eat it with tea.

Ingredients (for the dough)
2 cup whole wheat flour (makes 8-10 medium sized parathas)
Water to knead the dough
Salt to taste
Any type of oil/ghee for greasing
For the stuffing
1 finely chopped Onion
Grated Cheddar/Mozzarella cheese
1 green chili, chopped
Pinch of red chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Freshly chopped coriander

Cooking Method for the dough
1. In a container add 2 cups of whole wheat flour.  Add salt according to taste.
2. Now adding water slowly, knead the flour to make a dough.  Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes.
3. Place the dough in a greased container and leave it aside for 15-20 minutes.


Final Preparation
1. To prepare the stuffing - Take a bowl and mix together grated cheese, chopped onion, salt, green chili , red chilli powder (optional) and chopped coriander.


2. Now, take small portion of the dough and make a round ball using your palms.

3. Press the ball gently and apply some dry flour on both sides. Now roll it into a 1-2 inch round circle. Apply some oil on it.
4. Now, place some stuffing on it and seal it folding all sides.


5. Press the sealed dough and again put some dry flour on both sides.

6. Now roll again into a 6-7 inch round circle. Apply dry flour when needed while rolling.

7. Take the rolled dough and place on a hot tava/flat pan. Turn it upside down after 30 seconds and apply oil/ghee. Repeat the procedure on the other side and pan fry until golden brown.

8. Remove the paratha from the pan, cut into quarters and serve hot with butter or yogurt.

16 comments:

radha said...

Nice wholesome meal. Nice step by step recipe

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore stuffed flat bread. These look really yummy!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

Thanks for visiting my space...you have a wonderful collection of recipes here. ...glad to follow you.

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Mélange said...

I love parathas in general..This pone is rich and filling..yummy Payal.Nice meeting you.

Payal Singhal said...

Thank you Radha, Angie, Meg and Melange.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

The paratha looks very delicious...you have a wonderful space..glad to follow you

Jay said...

wow..fabulous..makes me droool..;)
new to your space
happy following you..;)
do stop by mine sometime
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Julie said...

Unique & delicious parathas,yummy !!
Thanx for dropping by Payal and you too have a wonderful space..Happy to join your space too:-)
Do drop by my space & join my space too..:-)

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Mahi said...

Nice parathas..looks delicious with butter!

Btw, I think this baby lima beans will be available in frozen vegetable section of the super markets! Will confirm it with my UK friends and let you know. Thanks for dropping by at my blog!

Kanchan said...

Anything with cheese is ma favorite :D loved your version of parathas would love to give it a try.

Swetha said...

Nice one , I always have trouble with the filling coming out. Cheese and onions are a good combination. :). Would love to try it.

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...would love to have some!

Payal Singhal said...

Thank you Kaveri, Jay, Julie, Mahi, Kanchan and Shweta! Please take some time to subscribe me on my facebook page - Payal's Cafe.

Alex Jacob said...

Very nice paratha.
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Anonymous said...

hi is it cold or warm water??

Payal's Cafe said...

@anonymous you can use both cold or warm water to knead the dough..up to you. It will not make any difference. Since it's cold I suggest you use warm water...

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