Paneer Bhurji happens to one of my many quick fixes during weekdays…like Besan Wale Shimla Mirch Aloo😬 Also, it happens to be my hubby’s and my favourite! We both enjoy this for breakfast with some toast or even for lunch or dinner with hot Phulkas or Paratha! Such a great combo…served with some sliced onions and a squeeze of lime juice..👌👌😋
This one even gets packed for his lunch box! At times, I stuff the leftovers between two slices of Wholewheat bread, toast it and slather the sandwich with some spicy garlic chutney! Another way you can serve it is by pairing it with some warm, buttered Pav, like Paneer Pav Bhaji…because the ingredients are the same😉😉
My mom makes a very delicious version of this Bhurji, but my version is slightly different. Actually you can also make egg Bhurji using this recipe! You will hardly take 30 mins to prepare this …let’s get started..
Yield: serves 2
Equipment: a wok, measuring cups/ spoons, a ladle.
200 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
1 nos onion finely chopped
1 nos tomato finely chopped
1 nos capsicum finely chopped
2 tsp green chilly-ginger-garlic paste (ggg paste)
1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
1/2 tsp degi mirch pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tsp roasted cumin pwd (bhuna Jeera)
1/4 tsp coriander pwd
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves as needed
1/4 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil/ butter (I usually use butter😁)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Crumble paneer properly and set it aside.
Heat oil in the wok, add hing next. Let it sizzle for a minute, add the onions next. Let the onions sauté for for 2-3 mins so that they turn translucent. Then add ggg paste and again cook it for 2 mins. Add the capsicum and all the dry spices except pav bhaji masala. Also, season with salt. Sauté these together for the next 5 mins or until the capsicum turns soft. Then add the tomatoes and Pav bhaji masala.
Sauté for 5 mins, the tomatoes should be cooked and turn soft and pulpy. Add the crumbled paneer and mix well. Mash the paneer with the masalas nicely. Cook covered for about 2-3 mins. Turn off flame, add coriander leaves and some lemon juice 👌👌 that’s it! Ready…enjoy!
You can also try my Pav Bhaji recipe!
Common, try this out soon…you will love the lip smacking flavours!
Adapted from Tarla Dalal