Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish

Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish is a popular North Indian dish made with Indian cottage cheese, onion, tomato and spice powders. It is eaten as snacks in the evening, or served as side dish with roti, chapati, puri, bread, pav or with a meal. Paneer bhurji can also be used as stuffing in bread sandwiches. This paneer bhurji can be prepared very easily and it will not take more than ten minutes. We can also add many vegetables such as carrot, peas, capsicum in this bhurji.

You can make paneer at home to prepare this bhurji so that it will be fresh and soft or you can also use store bought paneer. We have already prepared Shahi PaneerMatar PaneerPaneer Butter MasalaAloo Paneèr GravyHara Channa Paneer gravyCoriander Paneer Masala Palak Paneer and Cauliflower Paneer Masala.

Now let us see how to prepare paneer bhurji

Ingredients:- 

  • paneer  / cottage cheese – 250 grams
  • oil – 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • green chilly – 1 (finely chopped if you need it spicy. Or else drop this)
  • ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • carrot, peas, capsicum (any vegetable of your choice) – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • kasuri methi / dry methi – 1 tsp

Method:- 

1. Chop all the needed vegetables and keep it ready.

Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish - ingredients
Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish – ingredients

2. Crumble paneer and keep it ready in a plate.

crumbled paneer
crumbled paneer

3. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan and add cumin seeds.

Frying cumin seeds in fry pan
Frying cumin seeds in fry pan

4. When it splutters add chopped onion and sauté.

Chopped onion added
Chopped onion added

5. When onion turns pale add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilly.

Ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilly added
Ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilly added

6. Sauté for one minute and add chopped tomatoes.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

7. When tomatoes become mushy add chopped vegetables. I have added capsicum.

Chopped capsicum added
Chopped capsicum added

8. Saute, close using a lid and cook for few minutes in low or medium flame till the vegetables becomes soft and cooked well. Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder and salt.

Spices added
Spices added

9. Mix well and keep in low flame till raw smell leaves. Now add crumbled paneer and dry methi.

Crumbled paneer and dry methi added
Crumbled paneer and dry methi added

10. Mix well all the content in the dish and when it becomes dry you can remove from stove. This can be served as snacks. If you need it as a gravy, you can add half a cup of water and keep in low flame for one minute to serve as side dish with roti.

Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish
Paneer bhurji recipe | scrambled paneer dish

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