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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  1. Oh I so wish to have one of these delicious parathas now. They look so good.

  2. delicious and healthy parathas,nice idea to feed the spinach to kids.

  3. I love ur blog.. and this is a new recipe, shd try it! I always make my parathas round. Let me try the new shape too this time :)

  4. Delicious preparation....Loved the shape...

  5. ~ Many thanks, Rachana & Reshmi!
    ~ Haha, sure Richa, try all sorts of shapes :D
    ~ Yep yep, Nalini, you said it! :)

  6. Wow .. yummy parathas. Love the clicks and the shape of the parathas. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  7. Loved your step by step pics .Nice and healthy paratha

  8. Love the shape of ur parathas, excellent and healthy definitely.

  9. Mmhhh, those look ever so scrumptious! Great stuffing.

    Happy Holidays!



  10. Stuffed paratha looks awesome.

  11. Thanks so much Vardhini, Padhu, Priya, Rosa, and Swathi!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  12. Delicious looking parathas, so soft and yummy!

  13. oh vow, have never come across such a detailed recipe for stuffed paratha!!

  14. Panneer is NOT ricotta cheese, it is cottage cheese!
    Bad attempt at trying to get hits to ur blog

    1. "Liquid rennet" is used to make cottage cheese.

      "Lemon juice/vinegar/citric acid" is used to make ricotta cheese, same as paneer.

      If that doesn't help you understand the difference, may be this post will:


  15. wow its so yummy


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