Masala Paneer Bhurji
Updated: Aug 7
What is Paneer Bhurji?
It is scrambled paneer or Indian cottage cheese stir-fried tomato, onions, green chillies, and basic Indian spices.
It is a great protein-rich dish for vegetarians and can be made in under 15 minutes.
As its easy and quick, I like to make it for my everyday meals or to pack in Lunch Box.
I like to use homemade Paneer to make this Bhurji, but if you can’t make it at home you can crumble the store-bought Paneer and use it to make the sabzi.
5 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 cup Onion
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 cup Bell pepper
1/2 cup Peas
1/2 cup Tomato
1 tbsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
1/2 tbs Garam Masala
Salt to taste (1 tbsp)
1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
1 bowl Cottage cheese (200 gm)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
firstly, in a large kadai heat oil and saute cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.
further add onions, bell pepper, peas and garlic paste.
saute well till the onions turn slightly golden brown.
now add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
additionally, add 1 tbsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and salt to taste.
roast the spices on low flame for a minute. Add 1 tbsp tomato ketchup.
furthermore add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix gently.
mix gently without mashing out paneer.
cover and simmer for 3 minutes till the paneer gets cooked well. do not over cook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.
mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.
finally, serve paneer bhurji hot with chapathi or paratha.