As my kiddo loves stuffed paratha and paneer made a stuffing with capsicum and paneer for his lunch box.He enjoyed each and every bite it seems and the lunch box was empty.Now this paratha has become one of his favorite and wants for his lunch box weekly once.This paratha is off to the final day of week 2 Blogging Marathon#34 under the theme cooking with Capsicum.Here goes the recipe...................
Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking Time ~15 minutes
Makes ~ 4
For the Paratha
For the stuffing
|Paneer/cottage cheese||1 cup|
|Green chilly(finely chpped)||2|
|Turmeric powder/manjal podi||a pinch|
|Garam masala powder||a pinch|
Mix in wheat flour,salt and oil in a bowl,slowly add the water and knead into a stiff dough.Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the stuffing,heat a skillet with oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add the chopped green chilly and add the finely chopped capsicum and saute it for a minute. Now add the paneer and salt,turmeric powder,give it a mix.
Finally add the coriander leaves and put off the flame.Set it aside,let it cool completely.
Take a lemon sized dough and flatten into 3' disc and keep the 11/2-2 tbs of stuffing and seal it.
On a floured surface roll it into 6-7 inch paratha of desired thickness.
Cook it on a hot griddle both sides till golden color and spots appear,brush it with oil or butter or ghee according to your preference.
Serve it raitha,pickle,ketchup or curry of your choice.
- Here I used two colors of capsicum,if you want to make it colorful add the yellow,orange color capsicum also.
- Don't keep the stuffing in the flame for long time after adding the paneer,it may get rubbery.
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