How to make Paneer Parcels - Paneer mixture wrapped in naan dough and baked.

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Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Naan (नान)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paneer Parcels Recipe Card

Paneer Parcels

English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Parcels Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 250 grams

  • Naan dough as required

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) for dusting


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add green chillies and turmeric powder and mix. Add cottage cheese, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add salt and mix. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4

Preheat oven at 180° C.

Step 5

Dust the worktop with some flour. Place the naan dough on it, knock back to release excess air and roll out into a large sheet.

Step 6

Cut out roundels with a medium sized cookie cutter. Place a portion of the cottage cheese mixture in the centre of each roundel, bring the edges together in the centre and pinch to seal. Place the parcels on a baking tray and set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.