Sunday, July 15, 2012

Palak-Paneer Paratha

2 cups wheat flour (some more for rolling)
1/4 tsp ajwain seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 coriander sprigs - finely chopped
1/2 onion - finely chopped
3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) - grated
3/4 cup spinach - finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp grated ginger

1) Take wheat flour, water, oil, 1 tsp salt in a large bowl - and knead it into a dough. Keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a frying pan, add ginger, ajwain seeds, cumin seeds
3) Add onion and fry for a minute or two.
4) Add spinach and fry for a minute.t
5) Add paneer and fry for few minutes until spinach and paneer loses its moisture.
6) Add coriander leaves, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix. Check for salt
7) Take a fistful of dough and roll it into a roti about 3 inches in diameter.
8) Take a spoonful of paneer-spinach mix and place it at the centre. Pull the edges together, make it into a ball and seal it.
9) Roll it into a 3 inch circle. Pat it in wheat flour on both side.Roll it into a 6 inch circle.
10) Heat a pan, and place the paratha on the pan for a minute.
11) Flip to the other side and spread a few drops of ghee on the paratha.
12) When the under side begins to get golden-brown spots flip to the other side. Add a few drops of ghee on this side as

13) When the other side as well begins to get golden-brown spots. Flip again for a few seconds.

Serve with yogurt and pickle :)

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