Recipe: Spinach & Paneer Stuffed Paratha

This Spinach and Paneer Stuffed Paratha does not mean it is made of Palak Paneer gravy, no.  The chopped spinach and crumbled paneer is cooked with spices and filled as a stuffing into the paratha.  You can make these stuffed parathas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or freeze the stuffing and use later to make parathas when you are short on time.

Spusht | Paratha with Spinach and Paneer Stuffing
Paratha with Spinach and Paneer Stuffing
What you’ll need for Spinach and Paneer Stuffed Paratha:
source: Shobha Indani's cookbook Swad Sugandh

For stuffing:
For dough:
2 cup spinach, chopped
3 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp oil
½ cup chopped onions
½ tsp salt
1 tsp chopped green chilies
1 tsp grated ginger
½ cup finely chopped bell peppers/capsicums
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Ghee/oil for shallow-frying
1 tsp cumin powder
1 cup grated/crumbled paneer
¼ cup grated cheese, any (optional)
Salt to taste
Spusht | Ingredients for Palak Paneer Stuffed Paratha
stuffed paratha ingredients
Let’s Begin!

1.  Combine ingredients for dough & knead till it is smooth but a little firm, not very soft dough like roti.  Keep aside for 15-20 mins.

2.  Add ½ tsp salt to shredded spinach, mix well & keep aside 2-3 mins.  Spinach releases water when mixed with salt, so drain out the water, but don’t over-squeeze the spinach.
how to make spinach and paneer stuffing for paratha
3.  Heat oil in pan, add onion, sauté till translucent, add green chilies + ginger + bell peppers, sauté till little tender.  Add drained spinach & all remaining ingredients, mix well.  Switch off heat, keep aside.
how to place stuffing and roll out a stuffed paratha
4.  Take 1 portion of dough, roll it into a small oval shaped roti & place stuffing in its center, in a longish way.  Fold all four sides of roti over stuffing to enclose & make oblong shaped paratha.  Gently press to seat edges.  Shallow fry both sides using ghee/oil till golden-brown.
how to roast a paratha over the tawa (griddle or flat pan)
5.  Sprinkle chat masala on hot Palak and Paneer Paratha, top it with a lob of butter & serve hot with sweet lime pickle &/ raita.

Spusht | Palak aur Paneer ka Paratha | Indian Flatbread stuffed with Paneer and Spinach
Palak aur Paneer ka Paratha - Indian Flatbread stuffed with Paneer and Spinach
– You don’t necessarily have to make it in the said shape – make it as you wish
– This Paratha recipe makes about 8-10 parathas at ½ inch thick & either 6”L x 4”D (rectangle) or 6”D (circle)

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