Indian Paneer Stuffed Naan | Chili Paneer Naan

Naan stuffed with Indian paneer, bell pepper and chilies a mini-package breakfast with serving of whole wheat, protein and veggies.

Sharing today, a crisp Indian naan stuffed with chilies and Indian Paneer. This naan is way more than just side bread.. It is actually a complete mini meal.. Made with mix of whole wheat and AP flour, stuffed with protein-rich Indian Paneer (cottage cheese), sliced bell peppers, and some green chilies .. It is a mini package wrapping all breakfast favorites in one Naan Bread.

I know you are no stranger to my love for savory breakfast. Today, I thought to bring to you this Indian-staple meatless yet protein-rich Naan bread which is often on my weekend breakfast table

Word chili paneer might sound like a spicy naan but rather it is just mild spiced. I added a combination of bell pepper and green chili to give this naan Indian Chili Paneer flavor. In-fact you can skip green chili and just use bell peppers too.

So, let's get cooking.

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Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 8-9 Naans Serves: 4
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.

Ingredients

    Naan Dough

  • 2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 and 1/3 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2.5 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Cup Water (*)
  • 1.5 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk (*)
  • Chili Paneer Stuffing

  • 500 Grams Paneer (grated)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (or green)
  • 1 Jalapeno (thin sliced**)
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Pomegranates (powder (anardana powder), optional)

Directions

  • 1. Mix all ingredients for Naan Dough, leaving behind 1/3 cup of AP flour, in a bowl or stand mixer. Mix the dough adding 1-2 tbsp. of remaining flour until dough comes together. Cover and let rise for 1 to 1.5 hours in warm place.
  • 2. Once dough is about double in size, punch it down, remove on a flour dusted board.
  • 3. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal places, cover with clean towel set aside for 5 minutes. In meantime, mix the grated paneer with generous pinch or 2 of salt and pepper.
  • 4. Set a heavy bottom skillet to heat at low heat. Working on one naan at time. Roll the one piece of naan dough to 2 inch circle. Place a heaping spoonful of paneer stuffing with few chopped pieces of bell pepper and green chili (if using).
  • 5. Pick all sides of dough round and join them in center like a money bag... Carefully sealing in all stuffing inside.
  • 6. Press with palm pressure to flatten stuffed dough ball. This will make rolling easy.
  • 7. Dust with dry flour and roll the dough to 4-5 inch wide circle.
  • 8. Place the stuffed naan on hot skillet, increase heat to medium. Let one side sear for 1 minute or until brown spot appear all over.
  • 9. Turn the naan, cook other side. or for best results place on direct heat to get Indian tandoor like crispy char edges.
  • 10. Remove cooked naan from heat and immediately brush with butter. Set aside covered until all naans are cooked repeating steps 5-9 above.
  • 11. Serve hot for breakfast or dinner. Enjoy!

Savita's Notes:

*Please use lukewarm water and milk to knead the dough. Add half in beginning and then add gradually until dough comes together. Dough should not be very dry.

**If want to avoid heat, remove seeds and stem of jalapeno. You can also just use bell peppers. Small dice both to avoid stuffing falling out of dough.

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2 comment(s)

Hi Savita - Many thanks for all of your amazing recipes, I've been a fan for a long time and have never been disappointed! I'm looking to branch out into making my own bread and have a couple of quick questions before trying this recipe. Should I go through the 'normal' ritual of dissolving the yeast in water/sugar before adding to the mix? And I'm also wondering what the asterisks next to the milk and water are indicating. Should I use one OR the other for my liquid? Many thanks!!
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