Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup paneer, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons oil for cooking
Special Equipment Needed:
- Rolling pin
- Frying pan
1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oil, and salt.
2. Slowly add the warm water, stirring until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
5. In a separate bowl, mix together the paneer, cilantro, and garam masala.
6. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
7. Roll each portion into a thin circle.
8. Place a spoonful of the paneer mixture in the center of each circle.
9. Fold the edges of the circle over the filling, forming a semi-circle.
10. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
11. Carefully place the parottas in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 8 parottas
Substitutions for Ingredients
- Whole wheat flour can be used instead of all-purpose flour.
- Coconut oil can be used instead of vegetable oil.
- Tofu can be used instead of paneer.
- Different spices can be added to the filling, such as cumin, coriander, or turmeric.
- The parottas can be filled with other ingredients, such as potatoes, peas, or mushrooms.
Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll the dough as thin as possible for the best results.
- Be careful when flipping the parottas as they can break easily.
The parottas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
The parottas can be reheated in a pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
The parottas can be served with chutney or raita for a delicious meal.
The parottas can be garnished with chopped cilantro or mint leaves.
The parottas can be served with a side of rice or dal.
Suggested Side Dishes:
The parottas can be served with a side of vegetables or salad.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.
- If the dough is too wet, add a little more flour.
Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the dough.
- Make sure to cook the parottas until they are golden brown.
Parottas are a popular Indian flatbread that originated in the southern part of India. They are usually served as a side dish or as a snack.
The parottas have a savory and slightly spicy flavor from the garam masala and cilantro.
The parottas can be served as a side dish with a curry or as a snack with chutney.
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