Indian breads, Main Course

Paneer Cabbage Paratha | Proteinicious flatbread | Easy lunchbox options

The final in the series of mains and sides this proteinicious blogging marathon is this delicious and quick to make paneer and gobhi paratha.

Parathas & tikki / cutlets are two major ways I use to sneak in veggies that are otherwise not liked by the kids. Cabbage is a strict no for the kids older one these days and the little one is imitating her big sister. So left with a huge head of cabbage that nobody wanted to touch.

So paneer came to the rescue and I disguised the cabbage in the paratha. Served with some carrot salad (kosambari) and some quick tomato chutney (no onion no garlic version) this makes for a wholesome meal and takes care of all the macro nutrients for the day. Also makes for an excellent school Lunchbox option. 


Other Paratha varieties:

Prep time -15 minutes , Cook time – 15 min, makes – 6

You would need:

Atta / wholewheat flour – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Grated paneer 1/2 cup

Grated cabbage 1/4 cup

Grated lauki / bottle gourd (grated and squeezed dry of all water)

Chopped coriander and curry leaves – 1 tsp each

Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil – in all I needed 4 tbsp

Warm water – to knead the dough


How to:

Take atta, add the veggies and mix well. Now add the spices salt , coriander and curry leaves. Add warm water very little to make a semi soft dough. Add 2 tsp oil and knead again for 2 mine. Cover and keep for 10 mins

Take small roundels of the dough, roll into a thickish paratha.

Cook on medium hot Tava / skillet till cooked on both Sides. drizzle oil to cook on medium heat.

Serve hot with any pickle / curd or tomato chutney + salad for s complete meal.


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  1. That is surely a fantastic way to sneak in veggies for kids..and I am sure this is so filling as well!

  2. cookingwithsapana

    I make paneer paratha but never added cabbage in it. Looks like a healthy and filling breakfast dish.

  3. Adding cabbage and paneer to the paratha dough is definitely a creative idea, those parathas looks irresistible.

  4. I used to add a lot of veggies into the parathas, rice, tikkis and pan bhaji when the kids were young. Its only recently my daughter realized that I've been adding eggplants to the pan bhaji 🙂 Parathas look so tempting.

  5. Sharmila kingsly

    Cabbage and paneer is just a yummy version of paratha.. I am sure your kidoo would have loved this healthy version of paratha..

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    That is a nice way to sneak cabbage. The paneer will definitely mask the flavour, I guess. The parathas look so good..

  7. As moms, our lives revolve around sneaking veggies into kids' meals! This is an amazing way to get the kids to eat veggies. Am trying this soon!

  8. Hee this is wonderful way of sneaking in cabbage.Looks like I should sneak in paneer this way.

  9. This is indeed a proteinicious paratha and perfect for lunch box. Great idea to sneak into veggies along with paneer.

  10. vaishali sabnani

    I recently made a cabbage paratha , loaded it up with cheese and boy ! It was a total hit .
    Of course Pav Bhaji , Tikkis and spinach daal all these can absorb cabbage , though I love all the healthy ingredients in this paratha , perfect way to cheat the kids .????

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