Paneer bhurji recipe - Paneer recipes
Paneer cheese

Indian cottage cheese Recipe

Paneer bhurji recipe is the easiest and the fastest among the paneer recipes. I make it at least once a week as my daughter loves it.

It is a good accompaniment to take it for lunch with chapati, paratha, naan etc. it can also be used as a sandwich spread for grilled sandwich.

Paneer is also referred to as paneer cheese. You may make the paneer at home or buy the ready made paneer cheese.

How to make paneer bhurji - bhurjee at home

Main ingredients for paneer bhurji

Paneer - Indian Cottage cheese
Red ripe tomatoes
Onions - Pyaj - Kanda

Ingredients for  paneer bhurji to serve 2-3

  • Paneer - 200 gms
  • Onion - 1/2 cut chopped fine
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Capsicum(optional) - 1/4 cup cubed
  • Green chili - 1 chopped
  • Red chili powder - a pinch or according to taste
  • Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp or to taste
  • Garam masala -1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp

Step by step instructions to make paneer bhurji

If you are using homemade paneer, you can crumble it with your fingers easily. If you are using the store bought paneer, you may grate it with a large hole grater.

  1. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds. When they stop spluttering, add chopped onion.
  3. Stir and let the onions cook till they look transparent.
  4. Add chopped capsicums. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add chopped green chilies, ginger paste. Keep stirring.
  6. Add tomatoes and let cook for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the crumbled paneer.
  8. Add garam masala, salt and red chili powder (if adding).
  9. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  10. Add chopped coriander leaves. Take off flame.

Serve hot or cold with Rice, Naan or Paratha Chapati, Poori

Tips : 

Do not add any water to this dish. It is supposed to be a little dry.

Add green peas if you wish

You may add garlic paste or chopped garlic to this if you wish. Add it along with ginger.

You may add both green chili and red chili powder or omit one if you wish. Add more or less chili according to your taste.

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