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Continuing with the saga of paratha and inspired once again by the parathe wali gali, I made a dessert paratha. The thing with paratha is that if you grew up eating them, you can not stop at one. Once you start eating them, it takes a considerable amount of self restraint to stop. Just like one can’t stop eating a warm, just out of the oven bread. It is a glutton thing. Honest.

But I must say, this is one paratha where you may want to eat more, but you just can’t. It is quite rich. So share and be happy.

I created this recipe with an inspiration from the parathewali gali. They have parathas with cashews, Mawa (Sort of like ricotta cheese), raisins etc. I did not have the expertise to roll out a paratha with huge cunks of cashews in them, so I had to improvise. I like to keep things easy.

And since my Hubz is someone who has sweet teeth ( Ok that’s not a phrase but he really loves his desserts), I decided to go ahead and make a dessert Paratha with all things sweet.


On that sweet note, it’s time ( Long overdue) to say Thank you to some blogger friends for the blog awards they so generously showered Spiceroots with.


Thank you  indulgeashcorner : Steaming pot : The greatcookaroo : Love to cook Malaysia

for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         award. It means a lot!


& Thank you Erivum Puliyum  for the best health dish award


And as tradition beckons, the Leibster award has to be passed on : 

Here is my list :

Sonali at Only fish recipes .  Its quite fishy in there!

Rhea at : witty, fun and awesome recipes

Colleen : – West meets east and an adorable blog

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Please accept the award and pass it on !

Dessert Paratha with Ricotta cheese and Dates

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 3

Serving Size: 1


  • 2 tbs Cashews pieces
  • 2 tbs Raisins
  • 3 tbs Ricotta cheese (substitute Khoya/Mava )
  • 3 Dates
  • 3 Tbs Ghee
  • Dough for making 3 - 4 parathas


  1. Grind the cashews, raisins and dates together into a coarse consistency
  2. In a non stick pan, on medium heat, cook the ricotta cheese until it dries up a bit - about 1- 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the cashew mixture and mix it all in.
  4. Divide the mixture into three equal portions
  5. Now take a golf ball sized dough and roll it out, ensuring to keep the edges very thin
  6. Spoon out one part of the mixture and put it in the center of the dough circle
  7. Fold up the outer layers and pinch them together
  8. with the palm of your hand, flatten this stuffed ball of dough and roll out.
  9. Put some ghee on the griddle and then place the rolled out paratha on top to cook.
  10. Cook until it crisps up on one side and then repeat on the other side.
  11. Enjoy hot

 Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 12:06 AM

  9 Responses to “Cheese Paratha – Ricotta cheese based dessert paratha with raisins”

Comments (9)
  1. This sure sounds like something I don’t want to live without any more! YUM!

  2. i can very well know the taste and flavors of this paratha. i have had khoya parathas before.

  3. wow what an unique idea. would love to have it for dinner sometime.

  4. cheese paranthas! Yay! And thank you for the mention Anshie

  5. wow…Paratha with cheese…I’m loving it dear 🙂 Thnx for considering me for the award dear 🙂 I have already mentioned abt the award in today’s post ….do check it out 🙂

  6. wow! this paratha is quite rich..must try this..
    thank u for passing on a Leibster award to me..
    .much appreciate..hugz :))

  7. Yum yum yum!! This parantha looks divinely delicious! Lovely idea.

  8. I love the fact that u sweetened this up with dates! Ever since I’ve heard about the jaggery made out of dates I’ve been dreaming of making puran poli or gul poli with it whenever I find some. This is a lovely combination and would taste so good! Perfect for sharing after a meal of parathas.


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