Paneer Bhurji Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)
|250 gms (1/2 lb) Paneer (cottage cheese), crumbled or grated|
|1 teaspoon grated Ginger|
|4-5 Garlic Cloves, crushed|
|1 Green Chilli, seeded and finely chopped|
|2 medium Onions, finely chopped|
|1 large Tomato, finely chopped|
|1 medium Capsicum, finely chopped|
|1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala|
|1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder|
|1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder|
|1 teaspoon Coriander Powder|
|2 tablespoons Milk|
|1 teaspoon Lemon Juice|
|1½ tablespoons Oil|
|2 tablespoons Fresh Coriander Leaves, finely chopped|
- Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add grated ginger, crushed garlic and chopped green chilli and sauté for a minute.
- Add chopped onion and sauté until it turns translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add chopped tomato and chopped capsicum, stir and cook until they turn soft and oil starts to separate for approx. 2-3 minutes.
- Add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well.
- Add milk.
- Mix and cook for a minute.
- Add crumbled paneer and lemon juice.
- Mix and cook for 3-4 minutes; stir occasionally in between to prevent sticking.
- Turn off the flame and transfer prepared paneer bhurji to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.
- Use non-stick pan or heavy based pan to avoid burning and sticking. Thick pan also helps distributing heat evenly on its entire surface, giving even heat to food from all sides.
- Tofu can be used as a substitute of paneer in this easy recipe.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed kasuri methi in step-6 to enhance the flavor.
I cooked paneer bhurji yesterday. The taste was very nice as I eat outside, but the paneer was little harder, it was actually fresh paneer. I don't know why but please tell me if you know the reason.
Response: Hi Gomathi, thanks for trying the recipe. Paneer will turn hard, if you cook it for longer period or when you re-heat in the microwave.
I am a total naive in the area of cooking. My in laws travel for a month every year...
I love all your recipes.
All these are saviors when I have to cook.
The only additional help I'll seek is the serving portion idea.
All your recipes are usually for 2-3 servings or max 4.
Please help with either suggesting on how to increase proportion when increasing the serving portion or including option on the site for choosing.
Such options are available on some sites.
Response: Thanks Tanu for notifying me about the missing ingredient. I have updated the recipe.
We will definitely try to add the option for increasing the serving portion.