Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aloo Methi Paneer Parathas




Methi is one of my favorite greens. I love its flavor and aroma. The addition of a spoonful of dried methi leaves (kasoori methi) takes a dish to a completely new level, be it roits, sabjis or dals. Whenever possible I try to grow methi in small kitchen pots. By far, methi greens are one of the plants that grown really very easily. They really don’t require much tending. Just a little sunlight and water and your home grown methi leaves would be ready to use within 10 days of sowing the seeds.

Today’s recipe is a simple but healthy dish. It is perfect for your kid’s lunch box, or for a filling breakfast. Or you could have it for dinner as well.



What you’ll need
  1. Potatoes – 1 Medium, boiled and mashed
  2. Methi Leaves – 1 Cup, tightly packed
  3. Paneer – ½ cup, grated
  4. Green chilies – 1, finely chopped
  5. Amchur Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil – 2 tsp
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

For the dough
  1. Wheat Flour – 1 cup + a little extra for dusting
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Water for kneading

Method
  1. Take wheat flour in a wide vessel, add salt to taste. Mix well.
  2. Add the oil and rub well. Now add water little by little and knead into soft and pliable dough.
  3. The dough shouldn’t be too hard neither sticky, else the parathas won’t come out properly.
  4. Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  5. For the filling
  6. Heat a kadai with about 2 tsp of oil. Add cumin seeds.
  7. Now add the green chillies and sauté for 30 secs.
  8. Not add the washed and cleaned methi leaves and fry till the leaves have wilted and the moisture has evaporated.
  9. Now add the mashed potatoes and grated paneer. Mix everything very well without any lumps.
  10. Add salt, garam masala powder and amchur powder. Mix again.
  11. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  12. For making the parathas, pinch out a lemon sized ball from the dough, roll out into a small disc. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle and bring the edges together to completely cover the filling. The edges should overlap slightly to seal the masala. Gently flatten the filled ball. Dust with flour and roll out to a flat disc of about 5-6 inches. 
  13. Heat a tava (griddle). Roast the paratha on medium heat till done on both the sides. Grease the paratha with a little oil while cooking.



Delicious hot parathas are ready to eat. Serve with pickle and fresh yogurt.


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31 comments:

Shobha said...

Parathas..anytime for me..even I love methi flavour.

Anisha Ranjit said...

I love methi too... and aloo methi is a all time favourite combo... This recipe is awesome loaded with flavours... I can imagine how tasty this must be...

Mélange said...

Wow...healthy and meaningful making them.I depend much upon parathas to feed my little one here.Nice addition.I am bookmarking.thank you Kaveri.

Suhasini Deepak said...

wish to eat it right away....very well explained..Cheers

Vimitha Anand said...

Perfect dinner parathas

PT said...

healthy stuffing.. perfect with raita..

Prathibha said...

I love these parathas..looks delicious n yumm

Priya Satheesh said...

Healthy n filling parathas..love this combination...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yummy and healthy parathas... i love it...
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Priya said...

All my fav ingredients in stuffing, love this parathas very much..

Radhika said...

One of my favorite parathas and I too make it the same way.

Rashida shaikh said...

Healthy n filling parathas...

Roshni said...

You have too many good things going on here. I can have each of those ingredients aloo, methi and paneer as paratas... so combination is like a celebration meal

Sanika N said...

Mouthwatering & Healthy Parathas :)

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Spice up the Curry said...

awesome Kaveri, filling is so good. Methi is my husband's fav. I will make for him soon.

Tina said...

Perfect stuffed parathas...

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and yummy parathas,love the filling,will surely try this.

Archana said...

Wow this is yum Kaveri.

Kavitha said...

Parathas looking very soft and delicious :)

Hema said...

Love this combo, aloo,methi and paneer..

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious partha, love that it contains all methi, paneer and aloo.

kitchen queen said...

awesome and superb combo of aloo methi and paneer.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very healthy paratha, all stuffing ingredients are my favourite. Perfectly made. Goes well with raita.

halal foodie said...

looks very yummy

Julie said...

wow..very healthy delicious combo,dear..yummy yum parathas!!

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Shabbu said...

Healthy and yummy paratha...
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Nagashree said...

Parathas look soft and yummy, just as they should be. Great stuffing!

Prathima Rao said...

Such yummy parathas!!! I love methi aloo combo!!
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Uma said...

I simply love it kaveri. I am someone who like methi leaves a lot though it gives slight bitter taste. I would like to have it for my lunch to day. looks so yum..

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, delicious parathas, they look so tempting dear, loved the combo :)

Shanthi said...

Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

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