Everyone loves stuffed flat breads (aka parantha) with a steaming cup of tea/coffee. Coming from the state of Punjab, these flat breads are generally made using potato, paneer, brinjal or left over vegetables. The process takes quite some time as everyone tends to add various spices and vegetables to enhance the taste. However, the stuffing for this home-made flat bread is very simple as it doesn’t have to be pre-cooked and can be prepared well in advance to save time. Make them king sized and serve in generous portions with some refreshing cold natural yogurt. They’re perfect for breakfast as well as lunch. The cheese inside gives a melt in the mouth effect and is adored by everyone. So let me walk you through the recipe..
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 5-7 minutes.
Total time: approx. 25 minutes
- Dough: Flour, water, oil and salt
- 1 onion chopped
- Grated cheese : add plenty
- 1 big clove of finely diced or grated garlic
- chopped green chilli
- 1 tsp of oil
- Spices and seasonings:
- cumin seed powder
- red chilli powder
- pinch of turmeric
- chaat masala
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon juice
- Start by making the dough. For that, mix salt and oil, sifted flour and mix well. Then gradually add luke warm water and knead till a smooth and tight dough is formed.
- Next, start preparing the onion cheese stuffing. For that, chop up an onion finely, and transfer to a bowl. Mix in some grated cheese and all the spices and seasonings along with a tsp. of oil. Then stir the mixture well and leave aside.
- Third step is to stuff the mixture in the flat bread. For that, divide the prepared dough into equal sized dough balls. Take the dough ball and then roll out into a large disc. Then generously place some of the prepared onion cheese stuffing in the center of the rolled out dough. After placing the mixture, seal the rolled out dough from all sides.
- Then shape the stuffed dough ball and flatten it on the rolling counter. Sprinkle some dry flour and coat the flattened and stuffed dough on both sides. Now begin rolling it until it is a thick disc shaped parantha.
- Now simply heat up a pan and start cooking. You need to dry roast the flat bread on both sides first, without any oil. Once it has been dry roasted, smear oil and fry on both sides until golden brown, crisp and well done.
- Cut into desired shapes and serve with fresh yogurt garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
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