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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Paneer Bhurji

I had leftover of Paneer from the making of paneer chapatti ( . What could be the immediate idea to cook from this residual paneer, obviously paneer bhurji- one of the easily and frequently cooked Punjabi vegetable recipe. Wheat chapatti tastes lot yummier with paneer bhurji... J

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes approx

What goes in it:

Cottage cheese (Paneer), minced: 250 gm
Curry Leaves- 1 sprig (7-8 leaves)
Asafoetida (Hing)- ½ tbl spn
Mustard Seeds- ½ tbl spn
Green Chilli, finely chopped- 4-5 chillies
Ginger, finely chopped- ½ piece
Garlic, finely chopped- 5-6 cloves
Onion, finely chopped- 1
Tomato, finely chopped- 1
Oil- 2 tbl spn
Turmeric powder- ½ tbl spn
Coriander –Cumin powder- 1 tbl spn
Red Chiili powder- ¼ tbl spn
Salt to taste

How did I make it:

Finely chop tomato and onions. And grind green chilli, garlic & ginger to form a paste.

What I did was chopped tomato, onion, green chilli, garlic, ginger & curry leaves together in chopper which took only 3 minutes.

Mince paneer. This can be done very easily with hands.

Take a kadai, pour oil in it. As oil heats up, put mustard seeds and let them pop properly. Add hing to it. Sauté for about 1 minute. Now add onion, tomato & chiili-garlic-ginger paste. Sauté for another 1 minute. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander- cumin powder & red chilli powder. Let it cook for 2 minutes. 

Finally add minced paneer to it and little water. Season generously. Let it cook for 2 minutes.

And it’s ready to be served with chapatti/ paratha/ Nan. 


  1. Yeah this tastes real good...A simple addition to create a varied taste would be to add 1 capsicum finely chopped and sauted. Paneer gives a slightly western tadka to apna Punjab da dish :-)

    1. For sure Vini next time will add capsicum to it... And let you know...

    2. Hey Vini.. i did add capsicum to it and it indeed was very yummy... check it out- Foodies' Fun


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