Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji
(Cottage Cheese)

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer (cottage cheese) bhurji is a popular north indian recipe made from crumbled paneer. Bhurji means scrambled, so as the name suggests, this cheesy delicacy is made out of scrambled cottage cheese.

Paneer Bhurji

The beauty of this scrambled protein rich dish is its simplicity, Flavorful & satisfying. Its not
immensely delicious & hearty, its so easy & quick that one minute you put them all together, another minute the dish is almost done. So lets start :


200 gms paneer crumbled (cottage cheese)
1 onion chopped  
1 capsicum chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup green peas boiled or frozen
2 green chilies chopped
1/2 tsp ginger finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder  
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp coriander seeds powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp lemon juice  
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste


1. Crumble paneer (cottage cheese)  & keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, once they fried, add onion followed by chopped
    ginger & green chilies, fry it for 15-20 seconds.

3. When onion turns light brown, add tomatoes, fry till they are soft & pulpy.

4. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, stir & add  little water
    so that all spices are well combined, fry for some time.

5. Now add chopped capsicum, green peas & stir it.

6. Then add kasuri methi, garam masala, salt, lemon juice & mix well.

7. Finally add crumbled paneer, let it cook for some time so  paneer blends into
    spices, don’t cook paneer for a long time as they harden & loose its

8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves & enjoy this lip smacking paneer dish.

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  1. love paneer in any form..this looks yummy and delicious

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  3. Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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