Friday, December 19, 2014

Gobi Paneer Paratha

                  Gobi Paneer Paratha, a whole wheat bread stuffed with fresh cauliflower and paneer mixed with aromatic spices. These parathas are really simple and are great as a quick and tasty meal. They serve as a complete meal by itself or can be paired with any simple curry that you like.
                  One can make it with little or no oil, thus making it healthy low-calorie meal. So lets get to the recipe. I hope you like it.

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup grated Gobi (Cauliflower)
  • 1 cup grated Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Bell Pepper
  • 2 tsp Chili-Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Oil
  • Sieve the flour
  • Add 2 tsp oil and salt and mix it well. 
  • Add enough water and make a semi-soft dough. 
  • Knead the dough properly. Cover it and keep aside.
  • Now take a big bowl, add the cauliflower and paneer to it and mix it well.
  • Add onions, bell pepper and cilantro to the bowl.
  • Then add the spices and mix it well.

  • Now, knead the dough and divide into smaller portions.
  • Roll out each portion of the dough into a small round with the help of flour.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in the center.

  • Fold towards the center from all 4 sides and press to seal.
  • Gently roll it again in round.
  • Put the paratha on hot tava (or skillet), cook for a minute or two and turn once.
  • After 1 minute, add a little oil/butter around the edges, turn again and fry the other side. 
  • When brown patches appear on both sides, the paratha is ready.
  • Serve hot with Cilantro chutney, ketchup and/or yogurt.
  • You can add any of your favorite vegetables to the stuffing.
  • Make sure the stuffing is not too soft. It shouldn't have any water content in it.
  • It can be made without oil or butter too.