Stuffed Protein Paratha

The second week of Blogging Marathon starts today and the theme that I have chosen is 'Stuffed dishes'.So for the first recipe today, I have made a paratha.When I prepare paneer parathas, I usually add the crumbled paneer to the flour and prepare the dough. I find this very easy. But since my theme is to prepare some stuffed dish, I made a paratha that is stuffed and full of protein.

Paneer is a favorite in the household and I used it for the stuffing. I also added a little soya flour to the whole wheat flour while preparing the dough.Then I made a coriander flavored sprouts kurma for the side dish.So a tasty and power packed meal was ready!!

Protein is very important nutrient especially during pregnancy and in the post partum period.The nutritional requirements goes up during these two phases and it is necessary to build up reserves.This is one of the dishes that is easy to prepare,delicious and filling, not to mention, full of protein.

You need:

For Dough:

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Soya flour - 1/4 cup
Fresh Yogurt - 2 tablespoons
Soda bi carb - a pinch
Salt to taste

For filling:

Fresh Paneer , crumbled - 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 small, finely chopped
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Black sesame seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - a few

1.Take the wheat flour, soya flour, salt and soda bi carb in a bowl.

2.Mix well and add the yogurt

3. Add a little water and prepare a smooth dough.Knead for 5 minutes.

Cover and let it rest for ome time - 45 minutes to an hour.

4.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and put in cumin seeds.

5.When the cumin sizzles, add the cook and cook till it is soft.

6.Add the paneer, chilli powder and salt.

7.Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.Add toasted sesame seeds

8.Mix well.Remove from heat and add coriander leaves. Mix once again and keep aside.

9.Pinch out 2 small balls of dough and roll each one as thinly as possible into circles.[ Both should be equal in circumference.Use a plate to mark the paratha and cut out to equal circles]

10.On one of the parathas, spread some of the filling

11.Close it with the other rolled out paratha and seal the edges

12.Cook on a heated griddle till brown spots appear on both the sides.Drizzle a little oil if needed.

13. Remove from griddle and brush ghee while the parathas are still warm.Serve warm with a side dish of your choice....

Here is a glimpse of how the stuffing looks inside....

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Bon Appetit...

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