Paneer Paratha Recipe

Paneer Paratha is a popular North Indian flatbread stuffed with a delicious mixture of cottage cheese and spices. It is a nutritious and filling dish, perfect for breakfast or as a snack.



Key points:

  • Indian flatbread
  • Vegetarian stuffed paratha
  • Homemade paneer paratha
  • Healthy Indian dish


Number of servings and serving size: Makes 4 parathas, serving size is 1 paneer paratha


Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking


Cuisines categories: North Indian cuisine


List of Equipments:

Rolling pin, tawa or griddle


List of ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup paneer, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Ghee or oil for cooking


Detailed Step-by-step directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, salt, and water to make a soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, mix crumbled paneer, chopped onion, green chili, ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and coriander leaves to make the filling.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 portions and roll out each portion into a small circle.
  4. Place a spoonful of the paneer mixture in the center of each circle and seal the edges to form a stuffed ball.
  5. Roll out each stuffed ball into a circular paratha.
  6. Heat a tawa or griddle and cook the paneer paratha with ghee or oil until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve hot with yogurt, pickle, or chutney.


Accurate nutrition information:

  • Calories: 250 per serving
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g



Paneer is a good source of protein and calcium, making this dish a nutritious option for vegetarians.


Serving Tips:

Serve hot with a side of yogurt, pickle, or mint chutney.


Tips and tricks of recipe:

  • Ensure the paneer mixture is well-seasoned for a flavorful filling.
  • Roll out the parathas evenly to ensure even cooking.


Variations of recipe:

Add chopped vegetables like capsicum, carrots, or peas to the paneer filling for added nutrition.


5 FAQs & answers:

Can I use store-bought paneer for this recipe?

Yes, you can use store-bought paneer if fresh homemade paneer is not available.


Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dough and refrigerate it for a few hours before making the parathas.


Can I freeze leftover paneer parathas?

Yes, you can freeze them in an airtight container and reheat before serving.


Can I use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour?

Yes, you can use all-purpose flour for a different texture, but whole wheat flour is traditionally used.


Can I add more spices to the paneer mixture?

Feel free to adjust the spice levels to suit your taste preferences.



Paneer Paratha is a delicious and nutritious dish that is easy to make at home. Enjoy this vegetarian stuffed paratha as a hearty breakfast or snack option.