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Paneer Stuffed Bhatura ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Paneer Stuffed Bhatura is a delicious deep fried Indian Pooris made with All Purpose flour stuffed with fresh Indian Cottage Cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine North Indian
Keyword AtoZ Puri Recipes
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly, Protein Rich, Vegetarian
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes, Indian Flatbread, Paneer Dishes, Poori Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 numbers
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

For Bhatura's dough

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1/2 cup Semolina / Rava
  • 1/2 cup Curds / Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar

For Paneer stuffing

  • 1 cup Paneer grated
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 no Green Chili finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • Handful Coriander Leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparing the dough for Bhatura

  • In a wide bowl, take the maida, rava, curds, salt, baking powder and mix well. Add warm water slowly as required and knead to a stiff dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep aside for 2-3 hours, if you are in a hurry then keep for 30-45 minutes. This ferments the dough.

For the Paneer Stuffing:

  • In a bowl, grate the Paneer, add salt, green chili, Garam masala and green coriander and mix well. Knead to form a ball. Divide into equal balls balls you get from the dough.

Making Bhatura

  • After the dough rests, knead it again and divide into 8 balls. I made with 4 cups and got about 17 balls.
  • Pour the oil in a kadai and let it heat up. Simmer when you are ready to fry the pooris.
  • For filling in the stuffing, flatten a ball on the sides and place the paneer stuffing in the center and ensure you close on all sides tightly.
  • Gently press it on the rolling board by dusting the balls with little flour.
  • Roll into oblong discs and when the oil is hot, gently drop it in. Press the bhatura lightly on top and let it puff up.
  • Then flip it to the other side and cook on that side as well.
  • Once the bhatura is cooked on both sides, drain the poori on a kitchen towel.
  • Serve hot with Aloo Matar Masala or Chole
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