Muttar Paneer Paratha
Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) is an eternal favorite at our home. The chances of our fridge not carrying this is not very often. Its also a convenience food for me since I can whip up almost anything in a jiffy in case of sudden guests or when cravings of some sort in the lazy weekend evenings take over. And something similar happened recently. My Husband's friend was coming from another state for a quick business trip and since he has like 3 hours to cut time before his flight, he asked us if he could come over for dinner.
Muttar Paneer Paratha
I opened my fridge in a jiffy - saw some paneer and not so interesting vegetables, opened my freezer saw some frozen peas. The mind raced through dishes - "shall I make Muttar Paneer?" - I asked my husband. He was like "mmh!..dint we have it just last week, I want something else with Paneer!" "But I dont have any other interesting vegetables! I just have an hour to prepare something before your friend comes." - I said "Oh well (sulking) - ok then make it then" - He said "Ok let's strike a bargain - How does Muttar Paneer Parathas sound to you? - I can serve it with some mint raita" - I said "What is muttar Paneer paratha?" - my husband, thoroughly confused "Wait and See " - I said simply. Muttar Paneer Paratha Its a simple grated Paneer and mashed peas mixed together with seasoning and used as a stuffing inside an Indian flatbread. Simple, yummy and an absolute winner. This is how I made it. It made up about 8-10 parathas for us. I like it little thick. If you want you can easily halve the recipe.
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: Makes around 8-12 parathas depending on the size and thickness
  • For the Stuffing
  • 2 cups Paneer, grated
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed (if using fresh, boil/steam it until soft)
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced thinly ( or as per taste)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped finely (or grated)
  • 1/2 tsp daniya-jeera powder (coriander-cumin powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
  • little salt to taste ( be careful with the salt since you will be adding some for the covering too)
  • For the Paratha (or covering)
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat flour ( plus some for dusting)
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour ( or replace it with wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp ghee (optional. You can use vegetable oil/butter or completely skip)
  • salt to taste
1. Add the ingredients for the stuffing together and set aside
2. Add all the ingredients for the paratha together.
3. Add water little by little until the dough starts to come together.

On a lightly floored surface, start kneading the doughuntil it becomes a pliable and smooth dough. Set aside for at least 15 minutes. ( Prepare the mint raita during this time - multitasking helps :))

5. Now divide the dough into small balls. Do the same with the stuffing. Or if you are experienced enough just eye ball the stuffing and place it as and when you are starting to make the paratha. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a small circle.
6. Place the stuffing in the center.
7. Bring up the ends upwards above the stuffing to cover it.
8. Once they are brought together like a pouch, make sure they overlap and press your palm on it.
9. It will flatten the dough. You can use your rolling pin to gently roll it out into a circle.
10. Make sure to avoid the stuffing coming out of the covering.
11. In a skillet, place the paratha. Trickle little ghee/vegetable oil around the paratha. Cook for 2-3 min or until the bottom has browned.
12. Turn the other way and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Tada - you have delicious parathas ready. Serve them with Mint Raita or any other side dish of your choice. Make sure its light side dish since the parathas themselves are heavy and filling. Muttar Paneer Paratha

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By jyothipriya on Nov 11, 2010


   I had prepared home made paneer. half of them crumled. When I was thinking how to use it, I came across this recipe. My family liked it.




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By Radhika on Jul 18, 2010

Great recipe. Parathas were delicious. Had a great Sunday lunch with these yummy parathas.


By Anu on May 21, 2014

Felt like eating paratha.. Went to your web site. Picked this recipe as I had paneer and peas. Made 5 small ones and gobbled them up in no time! Thanks for the recipe! By the way, this is my first time making paratha from scratch and it was a super duper hit!

By Amina on Jan 18, 2012

wow... stuffed paratha looks delicious.. will try this soon...

By Swa on Jun 15, 2011

What is meant by thawing green peas.please help

When using Frozen peas, there is a need to bring it to room temperature for this recipe. "Thawing" is a process where you are bringing down the stiffness caused by freezing by placing it on a counter top or in any place and bring it down to room temperature.

By Lisa on Aug 31, 2009

That's just amazing. Muttar paneer is one of my very favorites. Great combination!

By Lakshmi on Aug 27, 2009

The parathas look divine! I somehow never made them at home...always thought of it as too elaborate. Will sure give this a try. Excellent step-by-step instructions!

By Priya on Aug 27, 2009

Just love stuffed parathas, such a delicious combo..

By Cynthia on Aug 26, 2009

I love stuffed parathas. This looks awesome!

By Anu on Aug 26, 2009

The parathas look so yummy. Love it. Love it. Love it!

By CurryLeaf on Aug 26, 2009

I wish I was there.Love the parathas dearie.I am yet to make them at home.Perfect

By Pavani on Aug 26, 2009

Wow.. Those parathas look very professional and restaurant like. But I'm sure we are not going to get these healthy and yummy parathas in any restaurant on the planet... Yummmyyyyyyy...... Will try.

By Priya on Aug 26, 2009

The first photo (with cut parathas) looks exactly like how we get in forum-shivsagar restaurant here..too good... i have never tried paneer parathas..will try your recipe soon.

By Ramya Kiran on Aug 26, 2009

Looks very appetizing with all the goodness in it.

By Dolon on Aug 26, 2009

I love Stuffed parathas & this paratha looks so delicious ... Perfect for lazy weekend dinner with some pickle ....

By Parita on Aug 25, 2009

Delicious! would love to have these with curd and pickle!

By Kamala on Aug 25, 2009

Nice parathas. I used to prepare this with mashed mutter. This is something different will try.

By singh b on Aug 25, 2009

stuffed paratha ........ummmmmmmmmha I love it and with peas i will definately try it ...

By Chakh...le...Re!!! on Aug 25, 2009

wow!! Thats a new Idea for stuffing. grt parathas.

By sathya sankar on Aug 25, 2009

Wonderful parathas, love the stuffing !

By Divya on Aug 25, 2009

Stuffed parathas are my favorite[saves me the trouble of making the side dish for the roti;)],love the addition of peas,got to try:)