What is Paneer Bhurji?
Paneer Bhurji Recipe is crumbled cottage cheese cooked with tomatoes , onions and some basic spices. Paneer bhurji gives a break from otherwise sweet kind preparations of paneer. It tastes awesome with bread slices or simple chapati or parathas.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Paneer Bhurji is a less pampered preparation of paneer. It calls for the most basic ingredients such as onions, tomatoes, regular spices. To add some moisture to paneer bhurji I like to add some milk. Do not skip that. It makes the paneer bhurji really tasty.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Ingredients for Paneer Bhurji recipe
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup onions, chopped
1 and 1/2 cup tomato puree
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp milk
2 cups cottage cheese (paneer), crumbled
1/2 tsp pao bhaji masala
1 tsp kasuri methi
How to make Paneer Bhurji
1. Prepare tempering and cook onions
Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add 3/4 cup chopped onions. Cook till they are pink. Do not overcook the onions.
2. Cook tomatoes
Add 1 and 1/2 cup pureed tomatoes. Cook till the oil oozes.
3. Add and Cook spices , ginger and chilli
Add 3/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp coriander powder and salt to taste. Cook for a minute. Add 1/2 tsp ginger paste and 1 finely chopped green chili. Cook for another minute.
4. Add milk and paneer
Add 2 tbsp milk. Add 2 cups crumbled paneer. Mix well to bring everything together. Do not cook for more than 2-3 minutes. The paneer might harden.
5. Add garnishing
Add 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala and 1 tsp kasuri methi. Mix well.
6. Bon appétit
Serve paneer bhurji with butter toast .
• You may also add chopped capsicum or peas.
• You may also add some garam masala.
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paneer paratha recipe
Another delicious recipe that uses crumbled paneer is paneer paratha recipe. paneer paratha are very nutritious and filling too. Paneer paratha is a flattened wheat flour bread with the filling of paneer (cottage cheese) in it. For paneer paratha recipe click here