What is Paneer Bhurji?
Paneer Bhurji Recipe is crumbled cottage cheese cooked with tomatoes and 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
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. I make the paneer bhurji really tasty.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings 3-4 Persons
Ingredients for Paneer Bhurji
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. Cook spices and ginger chili
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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