Food Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Hello All,

Hope you are all enjoying the fall colors to the fullest and soaking in all the lights and happiness. This year passed by with the blink of an eye while winter has already started knocking the door.

I could not post any content last week I got pre-occupied with some unavoidable tasks at work. Nonetheless, today I would be sharing one of the easiest recipe I have learnt in my existence and it is no other than – Paneer Bhurji. Bhurji means scrambled mixed with spiced onions and tomatoes. This recipe comes to the rescue when you want to cook something quick and delectable. Paneer is one of my favorites as well and this was indeed the first recipe that I learnt from one my senior :).

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Paneer, here are some details – Paneer History Also, I already did post some exciting Paneer recipes in my previous blog posts. Here are some of them : – Kadhai Paneer. Please read through if you haven’t done so.

So, without further ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories : 300 calories for the whole serving

Ingredients :

  1. Paneer – 200 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Onions – 2 finely chopped
  4. Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
  5. Garlic – 3 to 4 pods
  6. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  7. Black Pepper Pods – 3 to 5
  8. Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  9. Salt – As per taste
  10. Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
  13. Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  14. Coriander leaves – finely chopped for garnish.

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Once the oil gets heated up, add cumin seeds and black pepper pods and allow them to splutter.
  2. Now add the chopped garlic pods and green chillies.
  3. Now, add chopped onions and fry for couple of minutes until it turns golden brown. Add Salt and Turmeric powder and cook it additionally for 2-3 mins by covering the lid
  4. Add Chopped tomatoes at this point and cover the lid again to cook the tomatoes.
  5. Add all the remaining spices like the Red chilli powder and Coriander powder and mix it well.
  6. Cook for another 7-10 minutes until the mixture gets soft and mushy.
  7. Now, once the spices are cooked and mixed with onions and tomatoes, add the scrambled paneer. You can either mash the paneer using your hands or can even use the grated paneer.
  8. Give it a nice mix and allow the spices to get soaked in for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Turn off the heat and add one tablespoon of yogurt at the end to give a nice sour taste and to make it even more soft.

You can even replace Eggs with Paneer and enjoy it as per your liking πŸ™‚

Bhurji is now ready to be eaten with Roti or Parantha. If you like the content of my blog please do like and comment and for more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867

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