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Paneer does not have a taste of its own, but is highly nutritious and an important ingredient for your growing child. Given below is an easy and interesting way to add it to your children’s meals.
Paneer Parathas are nothing but Indian flatbreads filled with paneer or cottage cheese. In this recipe, we will add some spices to make the paneer parathas more delicious so that your child will enjoy them thoroughly.
Wondering how to make paneer parathas? Below you will find all the recipe instructions, health benefits and nutritional information about this recipe! Do try this at home as it takes the least amount of time and effort.
Type of Meal:
Toddlers above 13 months of age.
Breakfast, Mid Morning Snack, Lunch or Evening Snack.
|Garam Masala||¼ tsp|
|Red Chilli Powder(Optional)||½ tsp|
|Dry Mango Powder||½ tsp|
|Roasted Cumin Powder||½ tsp|
|Coriander Leaves(finely chopped)||2 tbsp|
|Whole Wheat Flour||1 cup|
|Water||For kneading the dough|
|Salt||As per taste|
Given below are the step by step directions to be followed to make some delicious Paneer Parathas:
- In a bowl, take the crumbled paneer.
- Next, add all the spices and salt to the paneer. Adding red chilli powder is completely optional.
- Add the grated ginger and finely chopped coriander leaves to the mixture.
- Mix everything properly and keep aside.
- Now its time to knead the dough. Measure 1 cup of wheat flour in a large bowl.
- Add 1 tsp of oil and salt as per taste. Remember the paneer filling also has salt.
- If possible, use lukewarm water to knead the dough. This ensures softer dough.
- Mix water in batches and knead for about 5 minutes. Ensure that the dough turns out soft and smooth.
- Once the dough is done, grease it with 1 tsp of oil to prevent drying. Keep it aside for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, take out medium-sized dough balls out of the dough.
- Take a griddle and keep it on the gas stove with medium flame.
- Take one of the dough-balls and dust it with flour. Start rolling it into a 4-inch circle.
- Fill 2 to 3 tbsp of paneer filling.
- Now bring the ends of the paratha together. Dust and start rolling it again very gently. This time the paratha should be around 6 inches in size. The size of the paratha depends on you entirely.
- Put the rolled paratha on the griddle.
- Let it cook on one side slightly. Now flip the paratha over and apply a little oil on the slightly cooked side. Flip it again and press with a spatula so that it cooks nicely. Now apply oil on the second side as well and flip again.
- Cook until the paratha turns brown on both sides.
- The paratha is ready to be served with curd.
Here are some tips to make healthy paneer parathas for toddlers:
- Do not keep the prepared dough for too long in the refrigerator as it may get spoiled. The dough starts turning sour and it is not good for your baby’s health.
- Do wash your hands properly before kneading the dough and preparing the paneer filling.
- Do not use tap water to prepare the dough.
Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)
|Vitamin C||0.6 mg|
|Dietary Fiber||3 gm|
Here are the health benefits of homemade paneer paratha baby food recipe.
- This recipe is rich in carbohydrates and hence, keeps the baby energetic and full for a longer time.
- Paneer is known to strengthen bones and teeth.
- This protein-rich recipe is good for your baby’s hair and boosts metabolism.
- Paneer helps in regulating bowel movement in children.
- The recipe is rich in Potassium due to the presence of paneer in it. Potassium helps in maintaining fluid balance in the body.
Following are some tips for you to buy the ingredients for this recipe:
- Try making paneer at home as it is healthier and fresher than what is sold in the markets.
- If you do not have the time to make the paneer at home, try and buy organic paneer for your children.
Do try this easy paneer paratha recipe for your little one! Not only your child but the elder ones will love it too. The recipe is full of nutrition and keeps the child active all day.