Paneer Paratha Recipe: How To Make Delicious Paneer Stuffed Paratha

Try this quick and easy paneer paratha recipe with a delicious paneer paratha masala that will have everyone asking for more.

Published On Jul 07, 2024 | Updated On Jul 07, 2024


If you’re picturing a wholesome desi breakfast on Sunday morning, to go with a piping hot cup of chai, chances are, you’re picturing a plate of hot parathas. Stuffed aloo parathas made with a classic mashed potato filling, or the mooli paratha with the pungent radish stuffing are core winter memories we have grown up with. A protein-rich, delicious take on this beloved breakfast is the paneer-stuffed paratha. The good news is, that this paneer paratha recipe is not only a great breakfast, lunch, and dinner option, but also a great tiffin meal for children or officegoers, making it a versatile meal!


Punjabi dhaba-style paneer paratha can be made and enjoyed at home with a few simple things to keep in mind:

  1. Ensure your paneer is fresh and soft. If you can make the paneer for the paneer paratha masala at home by splitting milk and draining the milk solids overnight- nothing like it! Even if not, buy dairy-fresh malai paneer instead of frozen paneer for this paneer paratha recipe.
  2. Grate paneer gently instead of crumbling it with your hands, as this will give you an even paneer paratha masala or filling. If you end up with chunky paneer bits in the masala, the paneer paratha tends to break open while rolling.
  3. Cook on medium heat. This is a deceptively simple thing, so resist the temptation to turn the heat high. If your pan is way too hot, you might end up burning the paneer paratha before its layers have cooked through. The best thing to do is start with a hot pan and bring it down to medium once the paneer paratha has been tossed onto it for cooking.
  4. Be gentle! When rolling out the stuffed dough, apply gentle and even pressure to prevent the stuffing from breaking through the dough. Pro-tip for newbies: you can roll out two smaller discs, place the stuffing on one, and cover it with the other, sealing the edges before rolling it out to the desired size.


For the paneer paratha masala :

  1. 200 grams paneer
  2. 1 onion finely chopped
  3. 2 green chillies finely chopped
  4. 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  7. 1 teaspoon amchur powder
  8. ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  9. Coriander Leaves - Chopped
  10. Ghee

For the paneer paratha dough:

  1. Wheat flour - 2 Cups
  2. Salt - ¼  teaspoon
  3. Oil
  4. Water for kneading the dough

For serving

  1. A bowl of curd
  2. Pickle of your choice
  3. Butter/ghee (optional)
  4. Green chutney (optional)

  1. In a bowl, grate the paneer and mix all the ingredients for paneer paratha masala. Grate the paneer gently to avoid wastage. Keep this aside. 
  2. Mix wheat flour, oil, salt and water and knead it for 10 minutes to get a soft dough. Let it sit for 30 mins.
  3. Divide the well-rested dough into equal-sized dough balls. Flatten the dough ball and place the filling in the centre. 
  4. Fold to cover the filling with dough from all sides. Pinch off the excess dough. You should have an evenly filled dough ball to ensure your paneer-stuffed paratha cooks well.
  5. Flatten the paratha dough and roll it out using a rolling pin. Use enough flour to dust the counter or rolling surface to ensure the paneer paratha does not stick.
  6. Heat an iron tawa until it is evenly hot. Place the rolled-out parathas onto the hot tawa. Let it cook and puff up slightly.
  7. Flip the paratha once it is cooked on one side. Rub some oil/ghee on the edges and cook on both sides till they turn golden
  8. Serve the paneer paratha hot. For a dhaba-style paneer paratha, top it off with a dollop of butter or ghee and pair it with curd, pickle or green chutney.

This paneer paratha recipe is a sure hit amongst the young and old. With the perfectly cooked, flaky exterior and the soft, creamy paneer filling, this paneer-stuffed paratha becomes a truly irresistible dish that you must try and enjoy at home!

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