Cottage cheese (Paneer) and Onion Paratha

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Stay Safe. Cook with Love. Eat well. 

Homemade cottage cheese (paneer) is super easy to make and really much more healthy than the store bought ones. I make mine with  A2 milk so it is a good dose of protein. 

If you have extra milk, make good use of it by making cottage cheese and including it in your meals or even snacks. 

I have explained below how I make cottage cheese at home. Then I have incorporated it into a paratha recipe along with onions and green chillies.  

Ingredients 

Serves -3 

1.Milk – 1 ltr

2. Lemon juice – Juice of 1 medium lemon, squeezed

3. Wheat flour – 2 cups 

4. Onion – 1 large, finely chopped 

5. Green chillies – 1-2, green chillies  

6. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped

7. Cumin powder (Jeera powder) – 1 tsp 

8. Salt to taste 

9. Caron seeds (Ajwain seeds) – 1 tsp 

10. Water for kneading the dough 

11. Oil / Clarified Butter – for frying the parathas 

Method

1.

To make the paneer – heat the milk to boiling point. Then reduce the heat and add in the lemon juice. 

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2.

Using a spoon or spatula, keep stirring on low heat until the milk curdles and the whey looks separated.  

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3.

Then take a large sieve and run the whole mixture through it. They whey will all flow out, leaving the freshly made cottage cheese on top. (Usually at this stage, I wrap the cottage cheese in a soft cloth and place a heavy weight on top of it so that it forms a block of cottage cheese, which I can easily chop into cubes and use for recipes. Here I have left it at his stage as I do not need cottage cheese cube.) 

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4.

Place the wheat flour in a mixing bowl. 

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5.

Add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. 

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6.

Add the cottage cheese. Add salt, cumin powder and carom seeds. 

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7.

Now add water slowing and knead the dough. 

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8.

Divide the dough into medium size balls. 

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9.

Roll out each dough ball. Place one on a hot griddle and roast from both sides. Apply oil or clarified butter on both sides and roast well. Cook all the parathas this way. 

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Serve with yoghurt or Achchaar. 

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