Cheesy Stuffed Paratha Recipe– This is one of our best paratha recipes where the paratha turns out nice and soft.
When is the best time for a soft cheesy stuffed paratha recipe?
These golden whole wheat flat breads filled with a mildly spiced cheese stuffing make for a great brunch item. These are best served straight from the tava with some sweet mango pickle.
- For the dough:
1 cup whole wheat flour/atta, 120 grams
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp ghee (oil for a healthier version)
water as required for kneadingFor the cheese stuffing:
½ cup tightly packed grated cheese, regular or cheddar cheese
¼ cup very finely chopped onions
2 green chilies, finely chopped
¼ to ½ tsp crushed black pepper
ghee or oil as required for roasting the parathas
some whole wheat flour for dusting
Step 1- for the best stuffed paratha recipe
Mix the flour, salt, and ghee in a large heatproof bowl until combined, add boiling water to knead for 5 minutes to achieve a smooth and soft dough. Add more water whilst kneading if required, or if you have added too much water, compensate by adding more flour. Kneading the dough by hand will best allow you to judge if more water or flour is needed. Set aside to rest for 20 – 30 minutes.
Meanwhile combine all the ingredients for the stuffing together so they are well mixed. Keep this aside until the dough is ready.
Take a little ball of dough from the dough; little smaller than the size of a golf ball. Roll the dough until it forms a spherical shape. Lightly dust the surface with flour and flatten them onto the surface with the palm of your hard. Using a rolling pin roll into a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Repeat this step so you have 2 circle discs of dough.
On one of the circles, spoon the mixture into the centre keeping a 2cm gap from the edge. Keep a small bowl of water at hand and run wet fingers around the edge of the circle. Carefully place the second circle of dough on top of the stuffing, making sure all the edges are sealed with your fingertips and trying best to remove air bubbles.
Now that the basic paratha has been formed, roll into a larger circle about 7 inches. Some other stuffed paratha recipe may be different but we prefer to keep it at 7 inches.
Gently place the paratha on the hot tava (skillet if you don’t have one) and keep a medium high flame for duration of cooking. When the base is half cooked, flip and spread some ghee onto the half cooked side. Repeat for next side. Now that both sides are half cooked, let this side completely cook, once done spread with a little ghee and repeat till completely coked.
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