Cabbage and Paneer Stuffed Paratha

Name me one food that can be:
- eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner,
- rolled or cut into pieces and packed in lunchbox,
- carried to picnics or take while traveling,
- a full meal on its own,
- made in various ways?

Spusht | Cabbage Paneer Stuffed Paratha Recipe
Cabbage Paneer Stuffed Paratha Recipe
Stuffed paratha, that's right, absolutely fits the bill.

You can eat stuffed paratha for a healthy breakfast along with a cooling yogurt.  You can make a roll with some pickle and take stuffed paratha to work, or pack a nutritious paratha in your kid's lunchbox along with some ketchup.  Making a paratha with stuffing is like making roti and a sabji, but in a two-in-one form  which makes it easy to pack and carry for travels and picnics.  With a stuffed paratha, there is practically no need to cook rice and dal and numerous other dishes because it is pretty filling on its own.  And you can make the stuffing with various vegetables, spices, herbs, or cheese each time.

Today, I'm sharing with you this Cabbage and Paneer Paratha.

Spusht | Stuffed Cabbage and Paneer Paratha
Stuffed Cabbage and Paneer Paratha
Ingredients for Cabbage and Paneer Stuffed Paratha
Yields: 10-12 paratha

For stuffing:
For dough:
1 Tbsp oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup chopped onions
Water as required to knead
1 tsp finely chopped green chilies

1 tsp grated ginger
½ cup finely chopped bell pepper/capsicum
2 cup cabbage, shredded

1 tsp cumin powder
Ghee/oil for shallow-frying
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
½ to 1 cup grated/crumbled paneer
Salt to taste

Combine ingredients for dough & knead till smooth but a little firm.  Keep aside for 15-20 mins.  Note: Paratha dough should not be very soft dough like roti otherwise the stuffing will tear out. 

Add ½ tsp salt to shredded cabbage, mix and keep aside for 5 mins.  Cabbage will release water upon mixing with salt.  Squeeze between your palms to remove all its water.  Note: If the moist cabbage makes the stuffing soggy, the paratha will not roll out and will keep sticking to your rolling pin.

Spusht | How to make paratha with cabbage and paneer stuffing
cook, sauté, squeeze, mix  
Heat oil in pan, add onion, add green chilies + ginger + bell peppers, sauté till little tender.  Add squeezed cabbage, sauté for a bit, then add cumin powder + cilantro + paneer, mix well for 30 seconds.  Switch off heat, keep the stuffing aside.  Note: If you don’t have fresh green chilies or ginger, you can use green chili paste and ginger paste instead.  Also, crumbled paneer does not need to cook too long, so add it toward the end when less than a minute of cooking is required after everything else is sautéed.

Spusht | shallow-frying paratha
shallow-frying or roasting paratha, flip to cook on both sides

Heat a flat pan/griddle/tawa.  Divide the dough into 10-12 balls, divide the stuffing into 10-12 portions.  Take 1 ball of dough, roll it into a small oval shaped roti and place stuffing in its center, in a longish way.  Fold all four sides of roti over stuffing to enclose, flip it over to keep the seam side down, and roll it out to make rectangle shaped paratha.  Shallow-fry on a tawa using ghee/oil, turning the paratha to cook on both sides till golden-brown.

Spusht | Cabbage stuffed paratha with paneer
Cabbage stuffed paratha with paneer

Serve hot Cabbage and Paneer Paratha with mango pickle, a simple raita, may be a chutney if you prefer, and some salad to accompany.

Spusht | paratha stuffing, raita, salad, and garnish
paratha stuffing, raita, salad, and garnish

I have few other stuffed paratha recipes on this blog so far:
* The very popular Aloo Paratha
* Stuffing from Potato and Peas Paratha that can also be used to make samosa
* Mooli ka Paratha where radish is cooked and flavored with spices it's hard to tell it is radish!
* A variation of this very Cabbage-Paneer Paratha is this Spinach and Paneer Stuffed Paratha
* Moong Dal Paratha with the same stuffing that of a Khasta Kachori
* Cauliflower and Fenugreek leaves combination in this Gobhi-Methi Stuffed Paratha

Spusht | Cabbage (Gobi) Paneer Paratha
Cabbage (Gobi) Paneer Paratha
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  1. Omg ! Delicious Paratha and tempting clicks... Love that square shape...

  2. Love that stuffed paratha pockets, very cute and attractive shape.

  3. I tried it, it tastes amazing!!

  4. Oh yes I need to try this recipe! Looks delish!
    Chowringhee Pritam Pura


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