Paneer bhurji

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Paneer bhurji is a rich side dish prepared with scrambled paneer, red bell pepper and onion tomato based gravy, that goes well with chappathi and Naan.

Paneer bhurji

Ingredients:

      • 1 packet (400 gm) – Paneer ( i used NANAK brand)
      • 1/4 cup – Red bell pepper (chopped)
      • 1/4 cup – Green peas
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1/2 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Green chillies (chopped)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Kashmiri red chilli powder (as needed)
      • 1 1/2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves for garnishing
      • Salt as needed

Seasonings:

      • 1 tbsp – Butter or olive oil
      • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds

Paneer bhurji process

Preparation method:

  1. Take a big vessel, add paneer cubes (chop into big chunks as shown in a picture) and pour hot boiling water on it (water enough to soak paneer), let it sit for 5 mins.
  2. Drain water completely and allow the paneer to cool for a while. Then scramble paneer and keep it aside with closed lid.
  3. Heat butter in a pan, season it with cumin seeds and add chopped onion, ginger and green chillies along with little salt, saute until translucent.
  4. Then add chopped tomato and saute for few seconds. Add green peas along with required salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder, saute until raw smell goes.
  5. Add a cup of water and bring it to boil. Now add chopped red bell pepper followed by scrambled paneer, mix well.
  6. Cover with lid and cook over medium flame for 5 mins, stir very frequently to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Now reduce the flame to low and allow them to cook for few more minutes, if needed add few spoon of water. Cook until oil separates from the mixture. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti / chappathi.

Paneer bhurji

Notes:

  • Do not over cook paneer and red bell pepper to retain better taste.
  • You can use different colors of bell peppers but i prefer using red one because of it nice aroma and color.
  • You can replace Kashmiri red chilli powder with our regular red chilli powder. 

Paneer bhurji

9 comments:

  1. Wow Bhurji is very tempting

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  2. looks yummy and so tempting.. My kids would love it

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  3. bhurji has come out wonderful dear...ah loving this

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  4. I love panner bhurji they taste so good. It goes very well with everything.

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  5. Very lovely and delicious paneer bhurji, my kids favorite...

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  6. i dont add green peas.. but looks so tempting..

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  7. Its delish, infused with lovely flavor. I am thinking of replacing the paneer with tofu and I am sure it still be a delicious dish.

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  8. Wonderfully made. Looks very tempting for a pair of rotis !

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