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Paneer paratha recipe

Paneer paratha is one of the simple to make Indian flatbread recipes. Can be made really quick and fills your tummy too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • 2 cups Paneer
  • 3 Green chill
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt - As needed

For the dough

  • 1 cup Atta/ wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Oil optional
  • Water & salt - As needed


  • Mix flour, salt, oil (if needed) and water to make a soft pliable dough (not sticky). Let it set as you prepare the stuffing.
  • Keep immersed in hot water until soft, drain completely from water. make sure there is no water retained.
  • Crumble it with hand or like me in mixer.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix crumbled paneer with garam masala, salt, ajwain, green chilli, coriander leaves.
  • Make 6 equal balls. Knead the dough to make it smooth. Make equal sized balls out of the dough too.
  • Roll the dough into medium circle and keep the paneer stuffing and pinch all the edges towards the centre.
  • Flatten the dough with hands, and roll out to thick parathas.
  • Heat tawa and drizzle some oil. Cook the parathas on both sides over medium flame.
  • Press gently to ensure even cooking while its getting cooked.


  • Make sure that there is no water in paneer when you use frozen paneer. I keep out the paneer 1 hour before I am going to prepare.
  • You can follow any method to defrost paneer, only that there should not be any water. Otherwise, rolling might be difficult.
  • Instead of green chillies, you can use red chilli powder in place of green chillies.
  • Make sure the dough is soft and pliable.
  • And also both the dough and the stuffing should be in right consistency.  If any one is too tight or watery, the parathas may not come out in shape.