Masala Paneer Paratha

Paneer paratha which is Indian flatbread stuffed with crumbled paneer also called cottage cheese makes a filling lunch or breakfast. It is high in protein and contains good fats. I like to send them for school lunch box. It’s healthy and perfect for kids. This version is so easy to make and pantry friendly and yes it contains no opinion or garlic and is jain and can me made during paryushan. Checkout the recipe below 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, lunch, school lunchbox
Cuisine Indian, jain
Servings 3 People



  • 1 cup shredded paneer
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp hing powder
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour optional


  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup warm water
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon oil for dough
  • 8 teaspoons oil for cooking the paratha


  • Form a soft dough using 1/2 tablespoon oil, salt and warm water. Knead the dough using additional 1/2 tablespoon oil for few minutes and let it rest on side for 15-20 minutes
  • Shred paneer and add spices and salt to the paneer and mix it well
  • Add whole wheat flour to paneer if it is too wet
  • Roll a paratha in circle and place the stuffing in the middle
  • Seal the paratha and make it any desired shape, I made them into square piece
  • Use more dry flour to roll them into square shape
  • Cook the paratha on cast iron pan using oil
  • Serve with yogurt or pack for school lunch
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