Paneer & Matar Stuffed Paratha (Cottage Cheese & Peas Stuffed Indian style bread) Recipe:
This is one of those posts which I am not sure whether it is worth posting at all, for it is no new or intelligent recipe. But i am still sharing it for the sheer love we North Indians have for our Parathas. My childhood memories are filled with hot parathas for breakfast with a different stuffing every time. My mother would stuff it with just any available green vegetable, that was her trick of making us eat those veggies which we would otherwise never eat. Those hot, crisp yummy Parathas, and we would end up eating at least twice as much our regular appetite . I know its a cliche to say ‘Mom’s Food is the best Food’, but that’s how it is.
At breakfast today, I treated myself with some “fresh” peas paratha one last time this season, for soon the lush green peas would be gone and we would be left to the mercy of frozen ones. I did add my twist to the paratha though and the result was a meal of Paneer & Matar Stuffed Paratha served with spiced fresh curd Raita (dip) and green coriander chutney (leftover from my Saturday dinner) and not to forget the sliced radish smeared in lemon juice & salt..
This is how my crispy and tasty paratha looked like:
- 1 cup of grated paneer (cottage cheese)
- 1 cup of boiled Matar (Green peas)
- Handful of fresh chopped coriander