Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paneer Parata.

Paneer Parata is prepared using home made paneer and wheat flour.

Some time the milk gets spoil and curdles once it is heated. We feel sad because of it. When this happens I try and prepare paneer out of that split milk. (Immediately). The paneer is used in cooking later.
How to prepare Panner @ Home ?
Boil Milk, put some lemon extract/vinegar to the hot milk . It starts to curdle. Leave it for cooling. Take a clean towel. Drain the water through the towel. Let the thick milk content stay in towel. Squeeze out the remaining water. Place a heavy bottomed pan on the towel which has milk content. So the whole water goes off. Take the paneer content and kneed it well. Paneer is ready to use.
Paneer/Indian cottage cheese has become very popular than before and all age group love to have paneer in their dishes.
Let us see some benefits of eating  " Paneer " in our diet.
Paneer/Cottage cheese has a good source of calcium and it helps in maintaining strong teeth. Paneer contains Vitamin D so it helps to preserve the teeth to be in good conditions. Paneer is rich source of calcium and good for women, elderly and children who suffer from malnutrition. Paneer is a rich source of protein, and vitamins which are necessary for proper bone health. Vitamin B complex in Paneer is good for women, men and children. Paneer helps to absorb and distribute calcium in our body and it helps and guard against diseases. Paneer is good for gaining weight since it has good amount of proteins, fats, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Eating Paneer is good for enhancing blood formation and strengthen the liver.  
Lets see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Paneer : 1 small bowl. (1/2 liter milk)
Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Jeera /Cumin Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon  
Dry Ginger Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Put wheat flour, paneer, garam masala, chilly powder, jeera powder and a little turmeric powder in a bog bowl.
2. Wash and add cut coriander leaves. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and a tablespoon of ghee.

3. Add a teaspoon of dry ginger powder and add warm water. Mix it well and prepare chapati dough.

4. Divide the dough into small size balls.

5. Keep 1 cup of dry wheat flour in a small bowl.
6. Dip a small size of parata dough and roll as chapati.

7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled paneer parata. Sprinkle oil on the top and cook for a minute.
8. Turn the other side and sprinkle little (1/2 teaspoon) oil around the parata on outer surface.
9. Cook on both sides and remove from the pan.

10. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining paratas.

11. Serve paneer paratas with curd and the side dish of your choice.
12. We had " Paneer Parats with a cup of curd/yogurt and mango tokku. (Chutney)

Note :

You can use more oil while preparing the dough. (Optional). Adding green chilly to the dough is optional. Adding grated onions to the dough is optional. I did not add. Adding any spice is optional.
Example : Pav bhaji masala, chat masala, channa masala etc. Adding normal water to prepare parata dough is optional. Warm water helps the dough turns parata soft and nice.  Use of any brand paneer is optional. (Nandini, Amul) .
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .(6 to 8 Paratas can be done, according to size ).                                                                                                                                                                                                

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