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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Mint and Paneer stuffed Paratha / Paneer aur Pudine ka Paratha Recipe / Healthy Kids Lunch box recipe/ No Oinion Garlic Vegetarian Recipe

Mint and Paneer Stuffed Paratha

For me more time and energy is spent in thinking "what to cook" rather than the actual cooking ! I am sure , I have echoed the scenario in almost all Indian house holds where Mommies want to serve their families with variety of food which is healthy and filling at the same time. So here's a dish which will give a delicious , filling and healthy start to your day, can be served as breakfast or in lunch box or at dinner. Sharing a step wise recipe of Mint and Paneer Stuffed Paratha.

Paratha is one of the most popular breakfast menus and a staple food of most  North Indians. It is made by rolling out whole wheat dough and then pan frying on a skillet. Parathas are usually stuffed with veggies or cottage cheese ( Paneer) . A stuffed paratha is generally eaten with a pat of butter spread on top, with chutneys, pickles, yogurt or with vegetable  curries.

Paneer aur Pudine ka Paratha is a whole wheat flat Indian bread stuffed with spiced Cottage cheese. The dough in this recipe is flavored with mint sauce. It is a delicious, tempting and filling dish, a paratha recipe that entire family will love. This stuffed paratha is generally served with pickle and sweet curd or raita.


This Paratha recipe is a flavorful variation to the usual Paneer Paratha . It is a perfect balance of fresh mint with soft crumbled cottage cheese. The home made Paneer - Cottage cheese retains its freshness and softness even after cooking. This is no Onion no Garlic recipe.


Peppermint herb or Pudina is one of the popular herb known for its characteristic refreshing cool breeze sensation on taste buds. It is an excellent source of minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Manganese and Magnesium. The mint herb contains no Cholesterol, however, it is rich in essential oils, vitamins and dietary fiber, which helps to control blood Cholesterol and blood pressure inside the human body.
Source: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/peppermint.html

Ingredients: For the dough
  1. Whole wheat flour / Gheu ka atta - 1 cup
  2. Carom seeds / Ajwain - 1 tsp
  3. Oil / Ghee- 1 Tbsp
  4. Salt as per taste
  • To be blended in a grinder into a Mint sauce - For the dough
  1. Mint leaves / Pudina - 1/4 cup
  2. Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 1/2 tsp
  4. Green Chilies- 2
  5. water
  • For the Stuffing
  1. Crumbled fresh Paneer ( Cottage Cheese)- 150 gm
  2. Roasted Cumin Coriander powder / Dhaniya Jeera Powder - 2 tsp
  3. Fennel Seeds / Saunf- 1 tsp
  4. Red Chili Powder / Lal mirch powder- 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric / haldi - 1/2 tsp
  6. Black Pepper powder/ Kali mirch powder -1 tsp
  7. Chaat masala- 1 tsp
  8. Salt to taste / namak swad anusar
  • Other Ingredients:
  1. Whole wheat flour for rolling
  2. Ghee for pan frying
     Method :
  1. For the dough - Combine all the ingredients along with the mint sauce in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-stiff dough, using enough water. Cover and keep aside for at least 10-15 minutes.



     2.  For the stuffing : Grate the Panner ( cottage cheese) or simply crumble if using fresh home made one. Add all the spices to it, mix well to form a dough without adding any water. Divide the stuffing into 5 equal parts and accordingly make balls of dough too.




   3.  Roll out a portion of the dough to a small circle  using little flour , place the stuffing in the center , fold the edges towards the center, press well to seal it so the stuffing doesn't spill out. Now using some whole wheat flour roll out again gently like we roll for normal chapati. Heat a nonstic tawa (griddle) and cook each paratha using a little ghee, till golden brown spots apperaon both the sides. Repeat the same for all the Parathas.



   4.  Serve these irresistible Parathas immediately with thick curd and pickle. Enjoy !


  After making Parathas, some dough was left out, so I just rolled small circles out of them and deep fried them to make puffed and super soft Pudina or Mint Porris ! The pooris just vanished in no time. Try out these simple Pudina pooris and kids are certainly going to love the colorful pooris..





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