While I was cooking chole puri (http://www.simplycookandfun.blogspot.in/2012/07/chole-puri.html) from my mom’s recipe book, I came across scribbled Paneer Chapatti recipe. This was one of my favourite paratha which had not tried since ages. On seeing the recipe nothing could stop me from cooking it very next day. It’s easy and quick to cook and delicious too...
Preparation time: 20 minutes (5 minutes to knead the dough plus 10 minutes to chop & grate ingredients and make the stuffing and finally add 5 minutes to make raita)
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes- 4 chapatti
What goes in the stuffing :
Maida: 200 gm
Cottage Cheese (Paneer), grated- 1 cup
Capsicum, finely chopped- ½ cup
Onion, finely chopped- ½ cup
Water- ½ glass
Oil- ½ tbl spn
Pepper- ¾ tbl spn
Salt to taste
What goes in raita:
Curd- ½ cup
Cabbage, shredded- ½ cup
Red Chilli powder- ¾ tbl spn
Lemon drops- 2 tbl spn
Corainder, chopped- 1 tbl spn
Salt to taste
For making chapatti I used Ghee.
How did I make it:
First of all make the dough, in maida flour add oil and salt to it. Knead the dough by adding water little by little so that it becomes pliable. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes so that dough becomes soft to get nice chapatti.
Foodies’ Note: Don’t make the dough too soft as maida loosen’s up with time.
Then I prepared the stuffing. In a bowl, take paneer, cheese, capsicum, onion, salt and pepper. Mix them all well.
Then make Raita. This will make your timing perfect as you have to keep the dough for about 15-20 minutes and till then you prepare rest of items. For Raita, in a bowl mix curd, cabbage, red chilli powder, pinch of salt, lemon drops and coriander leaves properly.
To prepare paneer chapatti, divide the dough into eight equal rounds.
Roll the dough like you do for chapatti. Make two chapattis.
Apply little water with finger on the sides of the chapatti on which you going to spread the stuffing. This will stick the two chapattis properly. Spread the prepared stuffing. And super impose the other chapatti.
Cook them on a tawa until both the sides turn cooked properly.
Serve hot paneer chapatti with raita. It is a perfect blend of cheesy and sour taste. A different taste for your taste buds. Try it...