I am so not a morning person, and cooking in the morning is a daunting task for me. So, our breakfast almost always is toast with Almond Butter (and / or Fruit Preserves), or else oats with berries and almonds. There are quite a few traditional Indian breakfast foods that are hearty and eating them in the morning provides a wholesome, delicious way to start the day, e.g. Pongal, the protein-packed adai or parathas. As much as I would love to eat a delicious home-cooked breakfast, I usually abhor stepping into the kitchen in the AM. This is the norm… And then, there are days when you break the norm and today was one such day. Paneer Paratha. I had some left-over paneer in the fridge from the Chilli Panner and Mansi’s WBB event, originally started by Nandita of Saffron Trail, enticed me into cooking for breakfast.
Shred Paneer and keep it aside. Follow the instructions here to make the paratha, using paneer instead of the potato stuffing.
- You will need about 1 tbsp paneer per paratha.
- I used this Whole Wheat flour for the parathas.
Our breakfast today was paneer paratha with hummus and Orange Juice. This covers all the 4 food group actually – fruits (OJ), Whole grain and dairy (Paneer Paratha) and Protein (hummus).
P.S.: For a quick breakfast on the go, I like to prepare a smoothie with a handful each of cherries, berries (strawberry & raspberry preferably) and OJ. Add a spoonful of Whey protein when you blend the smoothie.