Paneer green peas paratha |Healthy parathas

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Paneer Matar paratha

Paneer green peas paratha, a wholesome paratha is a complete meal in itself.  Boiled, mashed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to make this paratha dough. Using this dough, you can even make plain green peas paratha.   The paratha is stuffed with paneer. I have used homemade low fat paneer for the stuffing. These parathas make a healthy lunch box recipe for children.

Ingredients

For the green peas dough

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 ½   cup green peas (boiled)
2 tsp green chillies, ginger garlic paste
1 small onion (ground into paste)
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp oil
Salt as per taste

For the paneer stuffing

1 cup paneer grated
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp cumin coriander powder
¾ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp garam masala
Salt as per taste

Other ingredients

Oil/ Ghee for cooking the parathas

Method:

For the green peas dough

  • Mash the boiled green peas.
  • In a mixing bowl or a thali, combine the mashed green peas, ginger, garlic, chilly paste, onion paste, chopped coriander, salt, whole wheat flour and oil using enough water. 
  • Knead the dough well and leave aside for 10 minutes.

For the paneer stuffing

  • In a mixing bowl, combine grated paneer, chopped coriander, red chilly powder, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Mix it well.

How to proceed

  • Divide the green peas dough into medium round shaped balls.
  • Roll out one dough ball into a circle.
  • Place around 2 tbsp of the stuffing in the centre of the roti and bring the edges together to the centre to seal it. 
  • Roll out again using little flour.
  • Likewise, repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing.  
  • Heat a tava and cook each paratha using ghee till golden brown spots appear on both the sides of the paratha. 
  • Serve paneer green peas paratha  with pickle and curds.

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