Cheesy Green Peas Stuffed Paratha

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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 (8-10 paratha)
 
Cheesy Green Peas Stuffed Paratha is an Indian style shallow fried flat Indian bread, stuffed with soft mixture of green pea and yummy cheese. This is the best combination of color, taste and complete meal of all types of nutrition. This recipe is also known as Cheesy Matar Paratha in Hindi.
Ingredients
Stuffing:
  • 1 ½ cup green pea
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp green chili paste (i prefer spicy chilies)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp pepper powder
  • salt to taste
Making Dough:
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour + more for dusting
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 or 1⅓ cup water
  • oil for making paratha
Instructions
Stuffing:
  1. In large sauce pan, boil the water, add salt and green pea. Boil the green pea for 10 minutes. Drain the peas well. We don’t want any water left into mutter. Do not cook it into pressure cooker.
  2. You can cook pea into microwave. Take ovenproof bowl add green pea, salt and half cup water into it. And microwave it for just 5-7 minutes. Then drain the peas, remove access water from it.
  3. Now in food processor, roughly crush them. Do not make fine paste of it.
  4. Take out the mixture in bowl and add garlic paste, green chili paste, coriander, pepper powder, salt and mix it well.
  5. Put mixture aside and start to make dough for paratha.
Making Dough:
  1. In a large bowl, take flour and salt. Now add oil and mix oil using rubbing flour with fingers.
  2. Now add some water let’s say ½ cup, and start kneading the dough. Add more water as required. Make smooth dough and give a rest for 10 minutes.
  3. After giving rest for 10 minutes, again knead the dough and make 8-10 large rolls form it.
  4. Before making paratha add cheese into green pea mixture, and also divide the mixture into 8-10 parts or balls.
  5. Now take a roll of dough, roll it into small size- 4 inch diameter circle using rolling pan. Put around 2 tbsp green pea and cheese stuffing at center of the paratha, now bring together all the edges in the center and join them. Cover the stuffing with paratha.
  6. Now dust the flour on both the side of stuffed roll, and again roll it gently into 6 inch diameter circle.
  7. Parallel, heat the tawa or roasting pan into medium heat. Once hot, place the paratha and cook for half minutes, using spatula now flip it and cook another half minutes. Now we need to shallow fry it.
  8. Then apply some oil, half tbsp on one side, again flip it, apply another half tbsp oil into another side and let them cook until it looks crispy and golden brown spots appears.
  9. If your paratha roll out perfectly, then paratha will rise or puff while cooking it in tawa.
  10. Repeat the same process for all other paratha. And cover them into hot-pot.
Notes
1) In stuffing, green chili is main source of spiciness. You can balance spiciness according to your taste.

2) Adding 1 tbsp garam masala will also give it Indian touch.

3) Serve with pickle or curd (Dahi raita)

4) You can serve it with onion salad and buttermilk.

5) Cheese can be replaced with paneer or cottage cheese, it is also considered to be an amazing recipe of north Indian cuisine.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/cheesy-green-peas-stuffed-paratha/