Chilli Cheese Paratha

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Chilli Cheese Paratha is an Indian stuffed bread with the goodness of cheese and green chilies. Serve it with yogurt and pickles for breakfast or a tea-time snack.

Here are some more paratha recipes that you may like: Aloo Paratha, Gobi Paratha, Broccoli Paratha, and Methi Paratha.

Chilli cheese paratha served on a plate.
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About Chilli Cheese Paratha

Chilli Cheese Paratha is an Indian unleavened whole wheat bread stuffed with a spicy and cheesy filling prepared with cheese, green chilies, red pepper flakes, and cilantro.

Flaky and crisp on the outside and soft and cheesy on the inside, this Chilli and Cheese Paratha is super easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients.

Serve it for breakfast, lunch, teatime snack, or dinner with a bowl of yogurt and pickle. It is also great for packing lunch boxes.

Ingredients

For The Dough

To make the dough, you will need whole wheat flour (gehu ka atta), salt, and oil. You will also need ghee or oil to fry the paratha.

For The Stuffing

This requires just four ingredients: green chilies, red pepper flakes, shredded cheese, and cilantro (fresh coriander leaves).

You can use cheddar cheese or Amul processed cheese to make this recipe.

Adjust the chilies according to your taste.

How To Make Chilli and Cheese Paratha

Make The Dough

In a large mixing bowl (or parat), mix 2 cups of whole wheat flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon oil. 

Flour, salt and oil added to a bowl.

Add water (approx ½ cup) little by little and knead to make a soft dough. The dough should be slightly tighter than the roti dough.

The exact amount of water required to knead the dough depends on the quality of the flour. The best way is to keep adding little by little until the dough comes together.

Water added to the bowl.

Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it becomes very smooth.

Ready dough.

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and keep it aside (on the counter) for 20 minutes.

Dough covered with a cloth.

Roll The Paratha

Knead the dough for a minute and divide it into 6-8 equal-sized balls.

Take one dough ball and roll it to make a round. Keep the remaining balls covered with a cloth.

Dough divided into 6 equal parts.

Dust the ball with some dry flour and roll it to make a 5-inch round.

Dough rolled into a 5-inch circle.

Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of finely chopped green chilies and ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes all over.

Sprinkle 50 g (2-3 tbsp) of shredded cheese all over the paratha.

Now sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chopped cilantro.

Chilies, pepper flakes, cheese and cilantro sprinkled over the dough.

Now cut the paratha using a sharp knife from the center to one side.

Paratha cut from center to one side.

Pick up the edge of the cut side and fold it over the round to make a 2-inch triangle.

Fold over 3 more times and seal the edges using your fingers.

Rolled to make a triangle.
Rolled once more.
Ready triangle.

Now dust the triangle with some dry flour and roll gently to make a 6-inch triangular paratha.

Keep the edges of the paratha thinner than the center.

Triangle dusted with flour.
Rolled to make a 6-inch triangle.

Cook The Paratha

Heat a griddle (tawa) over medium-high heat.

Once the griddle is hot, transfer the paratha to the hot griddle.

Paratha transferred to hot griddle.

Cook until brown spots appear at the bottom of the paratha.

Flip and cook for 20-30 seconds.

Paratha flipped.

Brush 1 teaspoon ghee or oil over the paratha and flip it again.

Apply another teaspoon of oil or ghee on the other side as well.

Cook the paratha until it is nicely browned. Keep pressing using the back of a flat ladle, especially at the corners.

Serve hot.

Make all the parathas in the same manner.

The griddle gets blackened after cooking a few parathas. Wipe it regularly with paper tissues.

Ready chilli cheese paratha.

Storage Suggestions

I recommend serving it right out of the pan – crisp, flaky, and hot.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, covered in foil. Reheat on a pan until nice and hot before serving.

If you are prepping ahead of time, you can also half-cook the paratha and store it in the fridge covered in foil. Cook it fully using ghee or oil before serving.

You can also freeze cooked or half-cooked paratha. Let them cool down fully, place parchment paper between each paratha, and store them in freezer-safe ziplock bags or air-tight containers.

Before serving, directly place the frozen paratha on the griddle and cook properly using ghee or oil.

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Chilli Cheese Paratha is an Indian stuffed bread with the goodness of cheese and green chilies. Serve it with yogurt and pickle for breakfast or tea time snack.
5 from 1 vote

Chilli Cheese Paratha Recipe

Chilli Cheese Paratha is an Indian stuffed bread with the goodness of cheese and green chilies. Serve it with yogurt and pickle for breakfast or tea time snack.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

For The Dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehu ka atta)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ghee or oil (for frying)

For The Filling

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (300 g, or Amul cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
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Instructions 

Make The Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl (or parat), mix together whole wheat flour, salt, and vegetable oil. 
  • Add water(approx ½ cup) little by little and knead to make a soft dough. The dough should be slightly tighter than the roti dough.
  • The exact amount of water required to knead the dough depends on the quality of the flour. The best way is to keep adding little by little until the dough comes together.
  • Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it becomes very smooth.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and keep it aside (on the counter) for 20 minutes.

Roll The Paratha

  • Knead the dough for a minute and divide it into 6-8 equal-sized balls.
  • Take one dough ball and roll it to make a round. Keep the remaining balls covered with a cloth.
  • Dust the ball with some dry flour and roll to make a 5-inch round.
  • Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of finely chopped green chilies and ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes all over.
  • Sprinkle 50 g (2-3 tbsp) of shredded cheese all over the paratha.
  • Now sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chopped cilantro.
  • Cut the paratha using a sharp knife from the center to one side.
  • Pick up the edge of the cut side and fold it over the round to make a 2-inch triangle.
  • Fold over 3 more times and seal the edges using your fingers.
  • Now dust the triangle with some dry flour and roll gently to make a 6-inch triangular paratha.
  • Keep the edges of the paratha thinner than the center.

Cook The Paratha

  • Heat a griddle (tawa) over medium-high heat.
  • Once the griddle is hot, transfer the paratha to the hot griddle.
  • Cook until brown spots appear at the bottom of the paratha.
  • Flip and cook for 20-30 seconds.
  • Brush 1 teaspoon ghee or oil over the paratha and flip it again.
  • Apply another teaspoon of oil or ghee on the other side as well.
  • Cook the paratha until it is nicely browned. Keep pressing using the back of a flat ladle, especially at the corners.
  • Serve hot.
  • Make all the parathas in the same manner.

Video

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Notes

Adjust the chilies according to your taste.
The griddle gets blackened after cooking a few parathas. Wipe it regularly with paper tissues.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 527mg, Potassium: 190mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 0.4g, Vitamin A: 603IU, Vitamin C: 0.002mg, Calcium: 368mg, Iron: 2mg
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