Paneer Bhurji


Paneer Bhurji

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Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by Indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas!

Down south, Paneer Bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled Masala Dosa!

The most important tip for making fantastic Paneer Bhurji is to use fresh cottage cheese, and make the bhurji just before serving, otherwise it tends to get a little soggy.

Enjoy Paneer Bhurji with Indian breads like Chapati or Plain Paratha, accompained with pickles and raita of your choice.

Enjoy how to make Paneer Bhurji recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Paneer Bhurji recipe - How to make Paneer Bhurji

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients


For Paneer Bhurji
1 cup mashed paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Method
For paneer bhurji

    For paneer bhurji
  1. To make paneer bhurji, heat the oil on a tava (griddle) and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chillies and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the paneer, salt and coriander and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve the paneer bhurji hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy370 cal
Protein10.4 g
Carbohydrates10.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat31.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.2 mg
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How to make Paneeer Bhurji

  1. Heat the oil in a tava (griddle) or a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions. These onions are finely chopped to get a better mouthfeel.
  3. Now add the green chillies as well to the Paneer Bhurji.
  4. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the onions are translucent.
  5. Now add the tomatoes. These are finely chopped as well. If you want, you can cut them a little larger as well.
  6. Also add 2 tbsp of water to the pan. This will not only prevent the tomatoes from burning but it will also cook the tomatoes faster.
  7. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Now add the pav bhaji masala. You can buy the masala from outside or make Pav bhaji Masala at home.
  9. Also add the turmeric powder to the Paneer Bhurji for a beautiful color.
  10. Add the chilli powder for a spicy kick.
  11. Add 1 tbsp of water as well to prevent the masalas from burning.
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously so the masalas do not burn.
  13. Now add the paneer. This paneer is crumbled and broken down into small pieces for a better mouth feel of the Paneer Bhurji.
  14. Add the salt.
  15. We are also adding fresh coriander to the Paneer Bhurji for a brighter taste.
  16. And finally add 1 tbsp of water.
  17. Mix well and cook the Paneer Bhurji on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Make sure all masalas are mixed well properly.
  18. Serve the Paneer Bhurji hot with Pav

Reviews

Paneer Bhurji
 on 20 Jun 19 12:07 AM
5

Paneer Bhurji
 on 03 Jul 18 06:45 PM
5

this is one of ur fool proof recipe which never fails in my house when I have guests over..
Tarla Dalal
04 Jul 18 10:08 AM
   Hi Neha, Great to hear that. Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 04 Jun 18 01:54 PM
5

Paneer Bhurji
 on 14 Sep 17 10:18 AM
5

can u also mention the quantity of salt to be added.As a new learner the correct amount of salt to b used is very important.
Tarla Dalal
14 Sep 17 12:30 PM
   Hi, We understand what you are saying but salt is put in every house differently, some like it with very less salt and some with more so as a beginner make sure you always add little salt and then can always add later if it is less....with time and experience you will learn how much salt is needed...All the best Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 27 Jun 17 02:28 PM
5

I tried with some boiled n semi crushed sweet corn and chaat masala .. it came to be super yummy.. thanks Tarla dalal
Tarla Dalal
04 Jul 18 10:10 AM
   Great to hear that. Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 01 May 17 08:18 PM
5

This is very quick easy to make and tasty recipe.I tried it was loved by all.
Tarla Dalal
02 May 17 08:44 AM
   Hi Rita, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 25 Apr 17 07:53 PM
5

Paneer Bhurji
 on 22 Apr 17 08:22 AM
5

Tried this one today. It turned out very yummy. I tweaked it slightly to add capsicum after adding paneer and cooking it just enough to retain their crunchy texture. Served with chapati. Thank you for sharing an amazingly tasty simple recipe.
Tarla Dalal
22 Apr 17 08:23 AM
   Hi Krupa, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 30 Jan 17 04:14 PM
5

Made it today and everyone loved it. :) thanks alot.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jan 17 05:09 PM
   Hi Ashish, Glad to know that everyone loved the recipe. Do try some more recipes and keep sharing your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Paneer Bhurji
 on 11 Jan 17 09:41 PM
5

Wonderful, delicious recipe. Always love your recipes.
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